How Does Art Change Spaces and Places with Gurpreet Sehra

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • The Royal Canadian Legion, 227 McDermot Ave

With an increasing number of artists participating in international residencies, performances and exhibitions, how do artists impact and negotiate these different spaces as outsiders? What is the artist’s responsibility to the spaces they temporarily inhabit and to the people of those spaces? This Theory and Beer will look at the projects of New Zealand-based artistic collective Local Time, and ideas around land, hospitality, colonization and the artist.

Reading: Danny Butt and Local Time, Colonial hospitality: rethinking curatorial and artistic response, (sections 1-6)

Free! All are welcome!

  • Gurpreet Sehra is a multidisciplinary artist who works in traditional and contemporary media, including textile, painting, video, printmaking and installation. She has completed three public art commissions in Winnipeg. She has exhibited, held artist residencies and presented at interdisciplinary conferences across Europe and North America.