May262016

Talk

Past Event

An afternoon of conversations with the artists of the Affinities series

Event: 2 to 5 PM
Free Admission

Where: Space D (4th Floor)

With:
Barbara Clausen
Joan Jonas
Tanya Lukin Linklater
taisha paggett
Cheryl Sim

This afternoon organised with Hexagram UQAM/Concordia will offer the opportunity to discuss the practices of the various artists participating in the Affinities event series. These interdisciplinary artists, whose works fall into the various categories such as art, dance, poetry, and music share a similar vanguard spirit to that of Joan Jonas. Each artist, in their own way explore modes of movement, sound and non-linear storytelling, reflective of a constantly evolving collective imaginary that reflects and shapes the various socio-political contexts we live in. A mode of production that is emblematic for present and past affinities between visual arts, new media and performance based practices, invested in exploring the politics of the exhibition as a site that frames situations and encounters and produces knowledge.

Moderated by Barbara Clausen and Cheryl Sim
Please note that the talk will be in English.

Sound documentation of this talk is available on Hexagram's website.

Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations

In conjunction with the exhibition Joan Jonas: From Away, DHC/ART and guest curator Barbara Clausen will present Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations, a program of events in two parts, from May 24 to 27 and from June 20 to August 26. This series will present a performance lecture by Joan Jonas with Jason Moran, performances by taisha paggett, Tanya Lukin Linklater and Simone Forti, two evenings of film and video screenings, and one afternoon of conversation. While distinct in their own practice and aesthetics, the participating artists from the fields of dance, visual arts and music, share an affinity with Jonas’s engagement and ‘insistence' on reading the world(s) against and with the flow of the times. These interdisciplinary art practices, from the fields of art, dance, poetry, and music, in a similar vanguard spirit to that of Jonas, explore modes of movement, sound and non-linear storytelling. This is reflective of a constantly evolving collective imaginary that reflects and shapes the various socio-political contexts we live in.

Don't miss it! Joan Jonas and jazz musician Jason Moran will be giving a lecture performance at D. B. Clarke Theatre on Friday, May 27.

Photo credit: Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 2015. Production still. Photo: Moira Ricci, courtesy of the artist.

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