Facilitating International Practices As An Independent Curator

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Critical Distance Centre for Curators says
CDCC is pleased to present Facilitating International Practices as an Independent Curator, a panel discussion featuring Earl Miller, Xenia Benivolski, and Yan Wu, moderated by Shani K Parsons. Reflecting on the conditions and challenges posed by the existing Canadian art system in engaging with global contexts, Miller, Benivolski, and Wu (joining us remotely from China) will discuss curatorial practice as a vehicle for international exchange, and present some of the different methodologies employed by local independent curators seeking to facilitate cross-national and cross-continental art projects. Financial, social and cultural issues involved in working in a range of venues will be addressed as well.


DATE/TIME
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 5–7 pm

LOCATION
Studio 109 (1st floor)
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

Event is PWYC. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Seating is limited so please arrive early.


Earl Miller is an independent curator and art writer. He has curated exhibitions for institutions such as Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs (NY), Yukon Art Centre (Whitehorse), Doris McCarthy Gallery (Toronto), and the Art Gallery of York University. He has written essays for venues including the National Museum of Fine Arts, Cluj-Napica (Romania) and the Art Gallery of Hamilton, as well as publications such as Art in America, Canadian Art, and Flash Art. Miller is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, through which he presented a paper at AICA-Korea’s International Congress in Seoul in 2014.

Xenia Benivolski is a writer and artist living and working in Toronto.

Yan Wu is a Shanghai-born, Toronto-based curator who has collaborated with organizations including Gendai Gallery and Art Metropole (Toronto), Blackwood Gallery (Mississauga), Gallery 101 (Ottawa), and Modern Fuel (Kingston). In 2013, she co-curated the Canada Pavilion with Janine Marchessault at the 5th Bi-city Urbanism\Architecture Biennale in Shenzhen. Most recently, Wu curated a site-specific public art exhibition with Adrian Blackwell, James Carl, Nestor Kruger, and Yam Lau for the 2015 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season. Wu received her MVS in Curatorial Studies from the University of Toronto. As a translator, she recently completed the Chinese translation of Rosalind Krauss’s Passages in Modern Sculpture in collaboration with James Carl. Currently she is the Curator-in-Residence at the Art Museum at University of Toronto.
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By: Critical Distance Centre for Curators