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“Taqralik Partridge and Special Guests” at Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank Street

Monday, 22 October 2018, 9:00 p.m.

CUAG and Asinabka Festival are thrilled to present “Taqralik Partridge and Special Guests” at Black Squirrel Books.

Taqralik Partridge will be joined by throat singer and hand drum player Nina Segalowitz, along with Eleanor Partridge, Carmel Whittle and Patricia Reynolds for an evening of poems, songs and stories.

Taqralik Partridge is a writer and spoken word performer originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, now living in Norway. An urban Inuk, she speaks to city life in the South with a style grounded in the tradition of Inuit storytelling blended with “urban speak,” weaving real-life stories with rhyme, lullaby and Inuit throat singing.

This is a free, all-ages show. The event space at Black Squirrel Books is accessible however the bathrooms are regrettably inaccessible.

Here Be Dragons Artists and Curator Walk-Through

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 7:00 p.m.

With Scott Benesiinaabandan, Laurent Craste, Juan Ortiz-Apuy and Emily Falvey

Does critical art risk positioning viewers as the passive recipients of prescribed messages? Can art cut through ideologies to reveal urgent political truths?  Here Be Dragons features the work of seven contemporary artists who participate in social critique. Rather than attempting to instruct or persuade, these artists favour ambiguous or symbolic images that leave room for varying interpretations. Join artists Scott Benesiinaabandan, Laurent Craste and Juan Ortiz-Apuy for a walk-through of the exhibition as they discuss their work and artistic strategies with curator Emily Falvey.
Scott Benesiinaabandan’s little resistances series explores the relationship between personal acts of political resistance and archival documentation of historical crises. Laurent Craste’s series Sévices transforms eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French porcelain vases into the purported victims of populist uprisings. Juan Ortiz-Apuy uses IKEA catalogues, design history books and National Geographic magazines to create complex, hand-cut collages in which the excesses of commodity fetishism are both parodied and allegorized.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome! CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.

Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance from 6:45 p.m. Please see the visiting page for directions.
Scott Benesiinaabandan is an Anishinabe intermedia artist who works primarily in photography, printmaking and video. He is based in Montreal, and recently completed a Canada Council New Media Production grant through OBx Labs/Ab-tech and Concordia.
Laurent Craste is a French-born ceramicist and video-maker who has been living and working in Montreal for the past 22 years. Craste’s work deconstructs the decorative codes that informed eighteenth- and nineteenth-century objects.

Emily Falvey has just been appointed Director/Curator of Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University. She was curator of contemporary art at the Ottawa Art Gallery from 2004 to 2008. In 2006 and 2012 she received a Curatorial Writing Award (Contemporary Essay) from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. She is a PhD candidate in art history at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Juan Ortiz-Apuy was born in Costa Rica in 1980 and has lived and worked in Montreal since 2003. Ortiz-Apuy has a BFA from Concordia University (2008), a Post-Graduate Diploma from The Glasgow School of Art (2009) and a MFA from NSCAD University (2011). The venues of his recent exhibitions include Museum London, Gallery 44, Gallery TPW, the MacLaren Arts Centre, A Space Gallery, and the Quebec City Biennial: Manif d’art 7.


Here Be Dragons: Gisele Amantea and Kamal Al-Solaylee in Conversation

Monday, 12 November 2018, 7:00 p.m.

In her site-specific installation Aleppo, Syria December 17, 2016, Montreal-based artist Gisele Amantea questions the political effectiveness of photographs from conflict zones, but particularly the deluge of images from the Syrian Civil War. By radically altering our physical relationship to a news photograph of a ruined section of Aleppo that she visited before the war, Amantea asks us to insert ourselves into the image and thereby reconsider our connection to it and the place it represents.

Join her for a public conversation with journalist and professor Dr. Kamal Al-Solaylee, author of the national bestselling memoir Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, which won the 2013 Toronto Book Award and was a finalist for the CBC’s Canada Reads. His latest book Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for Nonfiction, the Trillium Book Award and won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome! CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.

Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance from 6:45 p.m. Please see the visiting page for directions.

Inuit Art Quarterly x CUAG Edit-a-Thon

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Drop in 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You are invited to join the Inuit Art Foundation at Carleton University Art Gallery on Thursday, November 15, 2018 to participate in an Inuit Art Quarterly Profiles Edit-a-Thon. This Edit-a-Thon is hosted in conjunction with the exhibit Alootook Ipellie: Walking Both Sides of an Invisible Border. To learn more about Alootook, visit his profile here:

Inuit Art Quarterly Profiles is the definitive online resource for artists, collectors, curators, gallerists and others to learn more about the diversity and talent of Inuit artists, working in all media. A free and publicly accessible platform, the IAQ Profiles features historical and contemporary artists from across Inuit Nunangat and southern Canada. Cataloguing artist exhibitions, publications, achievements and more, this unique resource is maintained by the Inuit Art Foundation but needs your help to grow!

Join Inuit Art Foundation and CUAG staff on November 15 and contribute to this important resource! IAF staff will be available to provide tutorials to Inuit artists in building their own profiles and other contributors interested in creating new entries or adding to existing artist profiles.

Bring your own laptop please or bring a friend and share resources! Wi-fi is provided.

To learn more about how to create a biography, please see our comprehensive database guide.

Register and access the database here

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