Access Gallery | BFA Students in Residence

Monday, January 7, 2019 (All day) - Sunday, March 31, 2019 (All day)

GET WITH IT: Critical Excavations on Land Use and Cultural Production With writers-in-residence Alison Bosley and Dana Qaddah from January 7 to March 31.

First of bi-weekly reading group session: 15 January 2019 at 7PM

Program organized by Catherine de Montreuil

Access Gallery is pleased to present PLOT’s programming for January to March 2019—GET WITH IT: Critical Excavations on Land Use and Cultural Production. GET WITH IT is a three-month reading group program and discussion series which invites the public to join emerging art writers-in-residence Alison Bosley and Dana Qaddah, and Projects Coordinator Catherine de Montreuil in taking up horizontal forms of learning, and community-building around rigorous critical discussion. For the duration of their tenure, Bosley and Qaddah will occupy the PLOT space to carry out critical research, embark on new written projects, engage in community learning, and launch a new publication through Access. The program seeks to excavate the material and socio-political implications of land use as it relates to cultural production and its sites of dissemination; and further, to explore how land and resource usage define artistic practice.

As Access seeks to better understand its own positioning as a centre of cultural production and dissemination, this reading series initiates a one-year thematic arc of programming in the PLOT space exploring the enmeshed worlds of culture, economic exploits, and nature. The space will be arranged to accommodate a newly constructed 8-point papag by Dana Qaddah and collaborator Christian Vistan. As a result of Qaddah and Vistan’s engagement with the two social surfaces, the octagonal fountain of the Arab home and the bamboo papag of a Filipino home, 8-point papag aims to transform PLOT into a comfortable and socially oriented space; complete with a library, writing and reading surface surrounded by floor seating. The space will be open to the public during Access’ regular hours, and during events. A few chairs will be available for those in need of more support.

For PDF copies of each reading, inclusion in the GET WITH IT mailing list, and more information, please contact Projects Coordinator Catherine de Montreuil via email at c.demontreuil@accessgallery.ca with subject line GET WITH IT: READINGS PLEASE.

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