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Concordia University
Tiohtiá:ke / Mooniyang
(Montreal, Canada)

Visioning New Horizons Symposium

November 3rd and 4th, 2023

A symposium on strategies, projects, and policies to effect change within White settler arts institution within the Fine Arts

By the Post Image Research Cluster

Post-Image Research Cluster, led by co-directors, Deanna Bowen, Hannah Claus (outgoing) and Juan Ortiz-Apuy (incoming), is excited to announce a compelling 2-day symposium titled “Visioning New Horizons”. Taking place on November 3rd and 4th, 2023, this event extends the dialogue initiated in Post-Image’s 2022-2023 speaker series “Moving the Landscape to Find Ground,” aiming to explore strategies, projects, and policies to affect change and decenter colonialism within arts institutions founded upon White settler governance and colonial structures. “Visioning New Horizons” is presented in partnership with Indigenous Futures Research Centre, Faculty of Fine Arts, Milieux Institute for Arts and Culture and Onkwehonwené:ha Research Chair.

From interrogating images, to the critical role of curation in challenging narratives, the panels will engage with 2-Spirit/Queer practices and IBPOC expression of new materialities through lens-based practices, navigating through critical themes in arts and culture. Attendees can anticipate thought-provoking conversations that not only delve into past practices but also envision actionable change for the future.

Day 1: Friday November 3rd, MB 10.201

11.00 – Keynote presentation

Jolene K. Rickard (Tuscarora, Turtle Clan), an Associate Professor at Cornell University, curator, and visual historian specializing in Indigenous art and material culture, will lend her expertise to initiate the discussions and frame the narrative for ensuing conversations.

01.30 – New materialities and lens-based practices

Catherine Blackburn, Hannah Claus, Juan Ortiz-Apuy

Moderator: Joana Joachim

03.00 – Reclaiming Place through Process

Dayna Danger, Peter Morin, Michaëlle Sergile

Moderator: Alice Ming Wai Jim

Day 2: Saturday November 4th, MB 9th floor

11.00 – Archival Activism

eunice bélidor, Monika Kin Gagnon, Désirée Rochat

Moderator: Deanna Bowen

1.30 – 2-Spirit/Queer Artmaking and Curatorial Projects

asinnajaq, Léuli Eshrāghi, Kablusiak

Moderator: Michelle McGeough

3.00 – Critical Curation

Lori Beavis, Michelle Lavallee, Crystal Mowry

Moderator: Elwood Jimmy

Poster design by Antoine Lussier.