Friday, 10 February 2012

Running With Concepts: Call For Submissions & Registration

The Blackwood Gallery presents
MAY 5 & 6, 2012

*Part-workshop, part-conference, part-crit session, part-masterclass, part pechakucha (but longer), part ignite (but longer still).

Michael Fernandes(artist, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design)Peggy Gale (independent curator, Toronto), Sheila Heti(writer, Toronto)and Mark Lanctôt (curator, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal). Moderated bySuzanne Carte(independent curator, New York/Toronto).

How do ideas take form? How does one embark on the process of extracting, editing and distilling an idea into a presentable format? One half of this intensive two day event (May 5–6) will be led by four distinguished guests who will model the process by which they each move from the conceptual to the final stages of a project. They will present the successes and failures of both in progress and finished work in a series of engaging presentations.

The other half of the weekend will provide a unique opportunity for a selection of students from any institution and from any program in the arts and humanities to present their work and discuss it with the distinguished guests and their own peers during a brief critique. Details on how to apply are below. Or, you can simply attend and take in the various presentations and ensuing discussions.

Dates: Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th, 10am – 5pm.
Location:  Blackwood Gallery, Kaneff Centre (UTM).
Registration:$40 for both days
(Free if selected to present and free to current U of T students)
(Includes lunch and transport from downtown Toronto)

To register please email:
Register early, spaces are limited!

To propose a presentation: Submit a description of your project in 250 words including what type of presentation you have in mind (PowerPoint, performance, etc.). You must include your name, contact info, plus name of program and school that you are in. Current graduate students will be given priority, but recent grads and upper-level undergrads may apply. Email your proposal to:

Deadline: March 1st, 2012
Presenters will be notified by March 23.

For registration, submissions, or more information, click here.

Blackwood Gallery
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd. N.
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

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