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Study Session: Touch

Study Session: Touch
Wednesday, February 1, 7pm

Curator Alison Cooley will host a study session that examines touch, materiality, and spatializing critical presence within the gallery.

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Radio Equals

Radio Equals
Saturday, January 21, 3pm; Saturday, February 11, 3pm; Saturday, February 25, 3pm
Radio Equals, initiated by claude wittmann in 2014, consists of one-on-one conversations about equality in as egalitarian a way as possible.

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Reading and Toronto Launch of It’s like hammering into nothing when I speak it

Reading and Toronto Launch of It’s like hammering into nothing when I speak it
Thursday, January 19, 7pm

A reading by k.g. Guttman from It’s like hammering into nothing when I speak it followed by a conversation with curator Alison Cooley.

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Study Session: Rudzienko

Study Session: Rudzienko
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:30pm

Responding to our current exhibition of Sharon Lockhart’s film installation, Rudzienko, educator and curator Karyn Sandlos will host a study session thinking through the lens of critical pedagogy, psychoanalysis and ethics.

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No Reading After the Internet, with cheyanne turions

No Reading After the Internet
Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 7pm

Expanding upon Working Conditions’ interrogation of power dynamics, blind spots and measures of success contained in the cultural economies and ecosystems, this salon will investigate invisible structures used to organize time bodies and space.

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Joshua Schwebel and Anne Bertrand in Conversation

Joshua Schwebel and Anne Bertrand in Conversation
Sunday, July 31, 2016, 3pm

In dialogue with the current exhibition, Working Conditions, join artist Joshua Schwebel and ARCA Director Anne Bertrand for a conversation around Schwebel’s contribution to the exhibition and working conditions within artist-run culture.

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The exercise of oppression is more subtle than putting people asleep in front of a television.

The exercise of oppression is more subtle than putting people asleep in front of a television.
Friday, July 22, 2016, 7pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Working Conditions, this film program looks at labour, visibility, and self-determination. Organized by Sam Cotter.

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Oliver Husain and Ali Kazimi in Conversation

Wednesday, June 1, 7pm
FREE, registration required

In dialogue with the exhibition Isla Santa Maria 3D, join artist Oliver Husain and special guest, filmmaker Ali Kazimi, to discuss stereography, colonialism, and Siegfried and Roy with some 3D show and tell.

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Alison S.M. Kobayashi and Christopher Allen in conversation with Tess Takahashi

Alison S.M. Kobayashi and Christopher Allen in conversation with Tess Takahashi
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 8pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Say Something Bunny! join Alison Kobayashi and Tess Takahashi for drinks and conversation about the live documentary, identity contortion, reenactment, play, staging, research, family dynamics, and whatever else you want to bring to the table.

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Alison S.M. Kobayashi

Say Something Bunny!
February 13 – March 26, 2016

Alison S.M. Kobayashi is an identity contortionist. In her work, Kobayashi performs a variety of characters that are both studiously and playfully rendered. These personas are inspired by Kobayashi’s extensive collection of lost, discarded and donated objects; ranging from answering machine tapes purchased at a secondhand shop to a love letter left on a sidewalk.

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