Art is a conversation – want to talk? In partnership with Artcite Inc., our “In Conversation” series will dive into the works of artists featured in the 2021 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art, and the crucial conversations that these works spark for all of us.
On Thursday, May 20th at 7pm, join us for our fourth conversation – Text + Space: Speaking to Your Audience – with curators Ray Cronin and Lucas Cabral, and artists Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Luke Maddaford, Jude Abu Zaineh, and Marc Ngui. These four artists demonstrate that what we say is informed by the way we choose to say it. Text + Space: Speaking to Your Audience is a theme that looks to the conversations being held by four artists who strategically bind text to physical spaces, and the phrases and translations that become objects in their own right. Through forms such as the posters of Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., the text installations of Luke Maddaford, the neon ‘signs’ of Jude Abu Zaineh, and the deconstructed book-form of March Ngui’s drawings, texts become things and conversation materializes.