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CONTESTED SITE: ARCHIVES AND THE CITY
November 5, 2012, 12:50 am
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(My L’Acadie Fence piece is part of this show happening now at the FOFA Gallery! )

October 22 – November 16
Vernissage + Publication Launch – Thursday November 1, 7-9 PM

Curatorial Statement

Contested Site: Archives and the City is a peer-reviewed exhibition constructed as a complementary discursive engagement with the Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC) conference being hosted by Concordia University this fall. The exhibition highlights the emerging phenomenon of research/creation, which is redefining institutions, pedagogy, funding agencies and artistic practice in a reflexive manner, as perhaps a contested site itself.

The parallels and distinctions between artists’ practices and the responsive fields that surround them are complex, due in part to the differing valuation afforded to each. The works on offer here are primary documents that do not illustrate or expand upon rhetorical concerns, but instead call to the imagination and set in motion experience as indivisible from thought. The exhibition framework is discursive, laying bare the networks, individuals, and communities that collectively construct the perceived whole, while concurrently amplifying the distinct methodologies and media required to do so. To this end, the exhibition is comprised of three distinct methods of publication—gallery exhibition, resource centre, and a boxed set of publications titled, LES CAHiERS. The three sites have been employed as a method of recognizing distinctions within and between practices, and the media specificity of each terrain. While the academic language supporting equivalency within research/creation exists, the site in this expanded field is still one of persistent negotiation.

Curatorial Team:

Christopher Moore (Associate Professor, Department of Design and Computation Arts) and jake moore (Director, FOFA Gallery)

Exhibiting Artists:

LES CAHiERS

June Ying-Li Aldinucci/Peter C. van Wyck, NUMBERING NUMBERS: URBAN SEMIOLOGY AND PRACTICAL PEDAGOGY

Max Beer/Deena Dlusy-Apel, MONTREAL JEWISH MEMORIES

Tess Edmonson + Celia Perrin Sidarous, THE BOOK OF THINGS/ LE LIVRE DES CHOSES

Shauna Janssen, URBAN OCCUPATIONS URBAINES

Douglas Moffat, LOSTENING

François Morelli, MOONWALK

Emmelyne Pornillos/Candice Tarnowski, ORDER

RECTO/VERSO Collective: Tina Carlisi/Joshua Fourney/Katerina Lagassé, MANIFESTATION/DÉMONSTRATION

Jeff Scheible, DEPTH OF FIELD

Matt Soar, FARINE FIVE ROSES

York Corridor Vitrines

Thomas Kneubühler, OFFICE 2000

Main Gallery

Andrew De Freitas, L’ESPACE QUOTIDIEN

Alison Reiko Loader, GHOSTS IN TEH MACHINE: THE INQUEST OF MARY GALLAGHER

Shauna Janssen, URBAN OCCUPATIONS URBAINES

Douglas Moffat, MONTREAL PHONOGRAPHE/VIENNA PHONOGRAPHE

François Morelli, MOONWALK

Celia Perrin Sidarous, THE BOOK OF THINGS

Étienne Tremblay-Tardif, PLAN INTERSECTÉ POUR LA RÉFLECTION DE L’ÉCHANGEUR TURCOT (POLYPTYQUE 08)

Steven Woloshen, CARBON COPIES

Resource Centre

Andrew Forster, YUL COMPETITION/MONTREAL TRAJECTORY

Taien Ng-Chan, ACADIE FENCE

Douglas Moffat, MONTREAL PHONOGRAPHE

Emmelyne Pornillos/Candice Tarnowski, ORDER

Matt Soar, FARINAGRAMS

Ste-Catherine Street Vitrine

École de la Montagne Rouge, TERI TANE NOTE MITI
And more!  See the website at:

http://fofagallery.concordia.ca/ehtml/ContestedSiteArchivesandtheCity.htm

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