Exhibitions

in attendance day 2

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Saturday, July 7
4-7 - Francisco-Fernando Granados Installation (participatory installation 4-7pm in which the gallery will be open for visitors) 
7-7:30: Francisco-Fernando Granados Performance
7:30-8: Lauren Chipeur Performance
8-8:15: Ivana Dizdar Performance
8:20: Artist talk with Mitra Shreeram

 

Forest City Gallery is pleased to present in attendance day 2, 
the second date in a series of events over the next 5 weeks.

Inspired by recurring themes and ideas of performance and/or “the performative”, in attendance brings together 10 performances and over 20 artists that deal with an eclectic array of performative themes, issues, and practices. 

There will be 5 nights’ worth of performances spread out over the duration of the series. FCG has partnered with LOMAA - London Ontario Media Arts Association Association and their Broad Topics series to present a number of included artists. Upcoming times will be announced closer to event dates.

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in attendance day 2
Ivana Dizdar
Francisco-Fernando Granados
Lauren Chipeur
Saturday, July 7
7-10pm
Forest City Gallery (258 Richmond Street)

4-7pm - Francisco-Fernando Granados Installation (participatory installation 4-7pm in which the gallery will be open for visitors) 
7-7:30: Francisco-Fernando Granados Performance
7:30-8: Lauren Chipeur Performance
8-8:15: Ivana Dizdar Performance
8:20: Artist talk with Mitra Shreeram

Day 2 of "in attendance" will feature Ivana Dizdar, Francisco-Fernando Granados, and Lauren Chipeur. The performances will take place in the gallery and include interactive components for the audience to be involved. This event will feature a moderated talk by FCG Fundraising Chair Mitra Shreeram following the performances.

Francisco-Fernando Granados will present an iteration of 'NEW PRIMARIES,’ a series of multidisciplinary propositions to expand the foundations of the aesthetic field. 'NEW PRIMARIES–hetero/homo/auto' consists of an action-based installation dealing with the relationship between abstraction and difference as conditions of possibility for political consciousness. The actions for the performance are drawn from the artist's series of action scores, focusing on those that deal with ideas of self-abstraction, strategic refusal, multiplicity, and incalculability.

hetero/homo/auto draws on Gayatri ChakravortySpivak’s ideas on feminism and queer theory as means of making a structural argument about the relationship between aesthetics and politics. It poses the question of what it would mean to expand the field of difference and re-imagine the hetero away from narrow conceptions of human reproduction and into the incalculable realm of multiplicity.

Ivana Dizdar Projects is a multinational franchise of galleries, with its headquarters in New York City and five locations worldwide. Founder, Director, and CEO of IDP Galleries Ivana Dizdar has recently announced plans to open its sixth location in Ugwambia. This will be IDP’s first project on the African continent and the most ambitious and profitable venture in the region. The expansion reflects a continued commitment to international initiatives, social innovation, economic empowerment, and networks between local communities and the global art world. "I am so excited to bring a piece of North America to Africa”, Dizdar commented in a press conference earlier this week.

Lauren Chipeur will present “attitudes towards waiting”, a performance using DAP DryDex Spackling which goes on pink and dries white. The spackling, with it’s patented Dry Time Indicator, appeared in 1998 with the slogan, “When it stops blushing, you start painting.”

Ivana Dizdar is an artist, writer, and curator who works between New York, Toronto, and Belgrade. Her primary areas of interest and inquiry are performance, parafiction, public intervention, and the intersection of art and activism. Her work has been shown and published in Brazil, Canada, England, Germany,
Serbia, and the United States. Recent projects include a solo exhibition at The European Center for Culture and Debate (Belgrade) and a collaborative exhibition with Alvin Luong at Y+ Contemporary (Toronto), for which they received the OCAD Off-Screen Award for producing the strongest new media work in the 2017 Images Festival. From 2015 to 2017, Dizdar was a co-director of 8eleven Gallery (Toronto). She received her BA from the University of Toronto and is currently an MA candidate at
Columbia University.

Francisco-Fernando Granados is a Toronto-based artist and writer. His multidisciplinary critical practice spans performance, installation, cultural theory, digital media, public art, and community-based projects. He has presented work in galleries, museums, theatres, artist-run centres and non-traditional sites since 2005. These venues include the Art Gallery of Ontario, Mercer Union, Art Gallery of York University, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Blackwood Gallery, Gallery TPW, Trinity Square Video, Images Festival, NuitBlanche, Harbourfront Centre, Sur Gallery (Toronto), Vancouver Art Gallery, LIVE, VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver), Darling Foundry, MAI – Montreal arts interculturels, Fofa Gallery (Montreal), University of Western Ontario (London), Queens University (Kingston), Neutral Ground (Regina), Third Space (St. John) Hessel Museum of Art (NY), Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago), Voices Breaking Boundaries (Houston) Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City), Kulturhuset (Stockholm), and Theatre Academy at the University of the Arts (Helsinki).

Lauren Chipeur (b.1989) is a sculpture and installation artist based in Montreal. Her practice is concerned with the moods and temperaments of materials and the relationships they build with the spaces they come into contact with. The resulting work has qualities that question durability and fragility, presence and absence and the potential performativity of an object, material or space. Lauren studied sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art (BFA 2012) and is currently an MFA candidate in sculpture at Concordia University in Montreal. Her work has been shown at artist-run galleries and project spaces across Canada and internationally, including Embassy Gallery (Edinburgh), Galerie Laroche/Joncas (Montreal), MMUDA MMAAL (Montreal) and Stride Gallery (Calgary). She has participated in residencies at Sculpture Space (New York), VSVSVS (Toronto) and GlogauAIR (Berlin). She has a forthcoming exhibition at Pushmi Pullyu in Toronto in August 2018.