The Ecology of an Art Scene Symposium - Canadian Art Foundation International Speaker Series

Fri Nov 8, 2013 - 7:00 pm - Sat Nov 9, 2013 - 6:00 pm @ Various

Chris Lee and Maiko Tanaka, programmers of Gendai's Model Minority research series, make a contribution to the upcoming symposium The Ecology of an Art Scene Symposium, presented by the Canadian Art Foundation. "The Ecology of an Art Scene" is a symposium that will gather key players of the Paris and Toronto art scenes (curators, artists, critics, educators, collectors and dealers) to discuss what makes for a vibrant cultural community. The symposium recognizes that art ecologies are composed of dynamically interacting parts, including a multitude of practices, subjectivities and institutions; the communities they create; and the economies they rely upon, deviate from or invent.

Gendai will participate in two parts:

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013, 7 - 8:30pm
Location: The Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Reception to follow at The Power Plant
Free and Open to the Public

Part 1 assembles all symposium participants for an interactive and lively discussion facilitated by Misha Glouberman. Each presenter will spend two minutes addressing the topic of community as it is taken up in contemporary art practices, institutions, and critical discourse.

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:30am - 6pm
Location: Toronto City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Queen Street West
Free and Open to the Public

Brief presentations from symposium participants will lead to in-depth conversations about the role of institutional innovation, curating in context, informal infrastructures, alternative economies, pedagogical impulses, the evolution of museum missions, and zones of mobility in Paris and Toronto's art scenes.

More information can be found here.

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