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working space

[working space] is an exhibition developed as part of a curating course at the University of Ottawa. Starting with the theme of ‘engage’ and focusing on how the process of curating exposes the connections between theory and practice, art history and visual art, [working space] concentrates on artworks and concepts that unfold and develop on their own through juxtaposition, participation, and the creation of interdisciplinary artistic knowledge. The notion that art and identity are always contextual, being influenced by their own histories as well as the world around them, speaks to the ways in which the perceptions of the artist, art historian, and viewer/participant intersect, coalesce, and sometimes diverge within the gallery space.

The exhibition will run from November 29 (opening at 4PM) to December 7, 2017 in Gallery 115 (100 Laurier Ave E, room 115). Our regular hours are 9AM-4:30PM. The closing event will be on December 6 from 6PM to 9PM.

[working space] features art produced by MFA candidates Jessica Hoflick, Tiffany April, Sharon VanStarkenburg, MFA graduate Lindsey Wilson, and Cara Tierney, an interdisciplinary artist. Tierney will hold a performance-discussion December 4th at 6PM that deals directly with identity, the role of the material body and its relationship to gender. On December 5th (12:30-1:30PM), independent writer and curator Adam Barbu and MFA candidate Sam Loewen will discuss the bringing together of art and theory, with special attention to how an individual’s identity informs this connection.

The exhibition and events are free and open to all!

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