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If I Can’t Dance Toronto

Saturday, May 25, 2013
TPW R&D
1256 Dundas Street W.
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Following a session last month hosted by Whippersnapper Gallery, the May session of the If I Can’t Dance Toronto reading group will be hosted by TPW R&D in conjunction with Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin’s exhibition “To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light”.

Our conversation takes as a point of departure Linda M. Steer’s text “Photographic Appropriation, Ethnography, and the Surrealist Other” to address Broomberg & Chanarin’s project, and we will also revisit the final section of Isabelle Graw’s text “Dedication Replacing Appropriation: Fascination, Subversion, and Dispossession in Appropriation Art” which addresses a Marxist interpretation of appropriation. Finally, our return to the Graw text will be supplemented by a brief excerpt from Allen W. Wood’s “Karl Marx”.

The Toronto satellite of If I Can’t Dance is hosted by independent curator Jacob Korczynski. For more information about the past programs of If I Can’t Dance go to: http://www.ificantdance.org

As always the reading group is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend and need a copy of the readings contact Kim Simon at kim@gallerytpw.ca.

Image Credit: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Shirley, 2013.

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