SEPT 16 & SEPT 17, 9AM - 7PM
Outside of Arts Commons, 8 Ave near the Ca'Puccini / centre court entrance
In concert with Contemporary Calgary’s NEVER THE SAME: what (else) can art writing do? TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary's CAMPER will be on site Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 from 9AM - 7PM daily. A proposed space for discussion and regeneration, SUBTEXT offers an auxiliary site to meet, connect, and reflect.
Over the lunch hour, symposium participants and members of the public are invited to sign up to speak with symposium panelists, Amy Fung and Dr. Jeanne Randolph during two special public workshops on a first come, first seated basis.
Join Amy Fung for, "There is no such thing as your objectivity: a workshop on the art of non-descriptive writing", a series of micro writing workshops for 6 people each day.
Dr. Jeanne Randolph will be hosting a group workshop titled, "an intellectual adventure for passive and assertive people".
The lunch hour schedule:
Saturday, September 16
1:15p - 1:45p - "an intellectual adventure for passive and assertive people" with Dr. Jeanne Randolph
1:50p - 2:30p - "There is no such thing as your objectivity: a workshop on the art of non-descriptive writing" with Amy Fung
Sunday, September 17
1:00p - 1:30p - "an intellectual adventure for passive and assertive people" with Dr. Jeanne Randolph
1:45p - 2:15p - "There is no such thing as your objectivity: a workshop on the art of non-descriptive writing" with Amy Fung
CAMPER (Contemporary Art Mobile Public Exhibition Rig) is a 1975 Dodge Empress motor-home, modified to become a portable public exhibition and project space. CAMPER’s mandate is to investigate the places where art, the road, education, and recreation meet, and to explore these intersections in an inclusive, participation-oriented manner that fosters public engagement and appreciation of contemporary art practices.
Learn more about Contemporary Calgary’s NEVER THE SAME: what (else) can art writing do? symposium, including the complete line-up of symposium participants and ticketing information, by following this link
Amy Fung is a writer, researcher and curator currently based in Toronto, Canada, with a specialization in criticism, poetics, and the moving image. Fung received her Masters in English and Film Studies from the University of Alberta in 2009 and was the Artistic Director of IMAGES Festival, Toronto for 2015 – 2017. Fung has published her writings in Canadian Art, Art Papers, C Magazine, Fuse, and Frieze, among other publications and is a co-founder of MICE Magazine. Fung’s recent curatorial projects have included a two-day reading series featuring Maria Fusco, Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, and Jacob Wren co-presented by Artspeak, the Western Front and 221A in Vancouver; and “They Made A Day Be A Day Here,” a touring exhibition at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the Mendel Art Gallery, and the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba. She is currently writing her first book.
Dr Jeanne Randolph is a Canadian cultural theorist, performer and author who is renowned for her method of ficto-critical writing that emerged in Canada in the 1980s. Randolph was also the first and only writer in Canada to develop Object Relations Psychoanalytic Theory as a medium for cultural criticism. As part of the art writing and knowledge production panel, Randolph will unravel some of the assumptions about what (else) art writing can do. Her presentation might possibly resemble a stand-up theory performance.