The In Relation limited series podcast will activate and document conversations addressing the relationality of art, curation, and gestures of hospitality. In Relation is an intentionally responsive program that acknowledges the organic development of conversations and networks. The podcast begins by recognizing the local trajectory of this discussion and expands to weave together conversations happening amongst the organization, its contributors, and communities. Originally conceived as a way to present these developing ideas beyond the gallery space and to open up investigative and procedural conversations to a wider public, this series takes on new meaning in the time of Covid-19 and the social distancing measures we are currently undertaking.
The series will launch on April 13, 2021 and air on Tuesdays throughout April and May.
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In this first episode, host Toby Lawrence introduces ideas around art, curation and hospitality
with excerpts from her forthcoming chapter, “Its Roots and Its Innovative Departures: Considering Curatorial Hospitality.” Following the reading, Toby is joined in conversation with Open Space staff, board members and contributors: Gerry Ambers, Krista Arias, Charles Campbell, Lino Caputo, Miles Giesbrecht, Lindsay Harris, Eli Hirtle, Doug Jarvis and Joy Ngenda.
In episode 2, Ottawa-based artist Jinny Yu joins host Toby Lawrence via zoom from Berlin for a conversation on hospitality and guest-host relations while living in Indigenous lands.
In this third episode, host Toby Lawrence talks with Regina-based artist and tattoo practitioner Audie Murray about the importance of visiting during their tattoo session in the Open Space gallery.
Episode 4 looks back at Feeling Measurements, a program that took place at Open Space in 2017, with a conversation between Kerri Flannigan, Alexis Hogan, Oren Levine, Estraven Lupino-Smith, and Megan Quigley. In Part 1, the group talks about getting to know one another and their involvement in Open Space.
Episode 5 looks back at Feeling Measurements, a program that took place at Open Space in 2017, with a conversation between Kerri Flannigan, Alexis Hogan, Oren Levine, Estraven Lupino-Smith, and Megan Quigley. In Part 2, the group talks about developing Feeling Measurements.
In this final episode, New Mexico-based artist Krista Arias joins host Toby Lawrence and a live audience via Zoom to read from her collection of her poetry, Xingona Girl Smoke: the pace and posture of permission. As part of her 2021 exhibition, The Earth is my Elder, at Open Space, the evening began with an introduction to the work, followed by a screening of her video-poem Eating Our Ancestors, a selection of poems read by Krista, and Q &A.