Tonight is CUAG’s “A Very Artsy Halloween”! We’re so excited to welcome Carleton students in their very finest art-inspired costume (or regular clothes, no biggie) for a night of art-making, film-watching, and music-listening. Oh yah, and candy. More details here. See you tonight!
Tomorrow afternoon, Catherine Sinclair, curator at the Ottawa Art Gallery, will be speaking at Carleton on some of the ideas in her exhibition “Sell Out?”. She’ll address mechanical reproduction and early twentieth-century Canadian landscape artists, like AY Jackson, Arthur Lismer, and JEH Macdonald). The talk is part of the great Friends of Art History lecture series.
The new show at Gallery 101, Bounty/Abondance, opens tomorrow, so head to Centretown for what’s always a good party. The exhibition features work by Chikonzero (Chiko) Chazunguza, and there will be a performance that night as well. The artist’s works are a subversive take on the ongoing inequalities of exchange between contemporary Africa and the Western world.
On Saturday afternoon, photographers Michel Campeau and Robert Burley will be at the National Gallery of Canada to give talks on their respective solo exhibitions, Michel Campeau: Icons of Obsolescence and Robert Burley: Disappearance of Darkness. Check out the exhibitions for free after the talk.
On Wednesday, Michele Provost will also be giving an artist talk at Patrick Mikhail Gallery. The talk is in conjunction with her solo show, Art Now, which recontextualizes images, objects, and quotes taken from Taschen’s Art Now!, a series of volumes listing the most popular contemporary artists at present.
Also on Wednesday evening at 7pm, Carleton professor/curator (and CUAG friend) Ming Tiampo will be leading another Reading Out Loud session at the Ottawa Art Gallery. She will be reading from the gorgeous Gutai: Splendid Playground exhibition catalogue from her recent show at the Guggenheim in New York. Join the conversation!
Tons of stuff to do, have fun!