The Stonecroft Symposium / Laura Taler: THREE SONGS

September 24 - November 23, 2022

A series of in-person and virtual events grounded in music, art and conversation.

Each year, CUAG hosts the Stonecroft Symposium, a free public event that cultivates discussions of ideas raised by the artists featured in our exhibitions. The symposium is generously supported by the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts.

This fall, the symposium is rooted in the exhibition Laura Taler: THREE SONGS, which brings together three video installations by the Romanian-born, Ottawa-based artist, filmmaker and choreographer.

The symposium takes the form of a multi-vocal, multi-site series of in-person and virtual events, including conversations, performances and workshops. Stay tuned for news of more events!

Turkwaz at Pique / Saturday 24 September at 8:30 p.m. / LabO Theatre (60 Waller Street, Ottawa)

A performance by four musicians and singers (Sophia Grigoriadis, Jayne Brown, Maryem Tollar and Brenna MacCrimmon) who are immersed in diverse musical traditions from Sufi devotional love songs to rousing Thracian dance music. Co-presented by Debaser at Pique Fall edition. Please note, this event is PWYC. More information and tickets here 

Three Conversations about THREE SONGS / Saturday 15 October at 2:30 p.m. / CUAG

A unique take on an artist talk, with friends! We will walk around the gallery with Laura Taler and three invited guests: translator and writer Melissa Bull, film critic Tom McSorley and poet Namitha Rathinappillai.  At each song / installation, Laura will field questions from Melissa, Tom or Namitha,  offering insights into the work’s stories, themes and questions.

“To be split in two:” A Panel on Migration, Media and Art Galleries / Wednesday 23 November at 6 p.m. / on Zoom

Malini Guha, Associate Professor of Film Studies at Carleton University, will moderate a creative and thoughtful conversation between three interdisciplinary scholars–Natasha Bakht, Orly Lael Netzer and Masha Salazkina–who will respond to THREE SONGS.

Songs and Sounds of Home / Mixtape in Partnership with CKCU / released this fall  on SoundCloud

In this digital project, Vincent Andrisani will lead a student-created sound piece exploring home and place. Andrisani is a musician who teaches sound studies in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. Co-produced with CKCU. Access the mixtape here.


The Stonecroft Symposium: THREE SONGS is the fifth in a series of free annual symposia hosted by CUAG, held over the 2018-22 period. The series is made possible with a generous gift from the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts.  

CUAG acknowledges with sincere gratitude the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts, which promotes education in the visual arts and fosters the public’s appreciation of the visual arts.  

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