Feminist Art Museum @ Gardiner Museum, Toronto [from 9 to 17 August]

Feminist Art Museum

9 - 17
10:00 - 20:00

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Gardiner Museum
111 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7
Part of the Community Arts Space: Art is Change
August 9 to 17

The Feminist Art Museum (FAM) is conceived of by curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee as a national, multi-site pilot project. FAM will use brick as a metaphoric and material reference to create a space for dialogue on institution building, place, space, and land.

FAM asks: What are ways of being on the land that have been supplanted by colonialism and patriarchy? What knowledge can institutions and culture makers access if seeking to approach these projects with a socio-political consciousness? Visitors to the Gardiner Museum are invited to participate in the symbolic building and disseminating gesture by contributing and bringing in their own bricks, which will become part of the installation in the gallery. The formation of the brick pile will take form over the course of the project as it grows.

Amid the installation, the exhibition hall will also host “riot rock rattles” made in a workshop facilitated by artist Tsēma Igharas, and public rehearsals led by artist Christopher Willes of Pauline Oliveros’ seminal “Sonic Meditations” to consider the sonic as a way to take up space.

Program schedule:

Sonic Meditations: Public Rehearsal with Christopher Willes and Anne Bourne
Saturday August 12, 10 am – 12 pm / 2:30 – 5 pm
Sunday August 13, 2:30 – 5 pm
Monday August 14, 2 – 6 pm
Tuesday August 15, 2 – 6 pm
Wednesday August 16, 2 – 6 pm

Saturday, August 12, 1 – 2:30 pm
Why Indigenous Knowledge Matters: Creating New Moral Fabrics in Settler Colonial Societies with Christine Migwans
Free registration: bit.ly/2tFE3cN

Sunday, August 13, 1 – 2:30
The History of Brick-Making with Ed Freeman
Free registration: bit.ly/2siwUBc

Thursday August 17, 6:30 – 8 pm
Performance of “To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation”
Free registration: bit.ly/2rIMWG7

Learn more about the Community Art Space and see the full schedule of events here: bit.ly/communityartsspace
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