Toronto – The Ecology of an Art Scene Symposium – Canadian Art Foundation International Speaker Series
As part of Paris-Toronto, a 10-month series highlighting contemporary art from France in the Greater Toronto Area, the Canadian Art Foundation is pleased to present “The Ecology of an Art Scene” on November 8 and 9, 2013.
“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. Using experimental formats in two diverse venues, The Ecology of an Art Scene is designed to stimulate dialogue and debate between artists, curators, gallerists, museum directors, patrons and publishers about what creates and sustains a vital art ecology. 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.
COMMUNITY: UN PRÉAMBULE
Friday, November 8, 2013
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Reception to follow at The Power Plant
Free and Open to the Public
Part I 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. Is contemporary art’s interest in community an authentic interest or a passing fascination? Who benefits from contemporary art’s interest in community? Do communities play a role in the development of an artist’s practice, institutional innovation, or the expansion of the art market? The active engagement of the audience with the propositions put forward by the presenters will increase the potential for dialogue and will lay the groundwork for the conversations that will follow in Part II.
In collaboration with The Power Plant