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Oct 06 2020


18:00 - 19:30

Inclusion in the contemporary art ecosystem: realities and needs

French | Target audience : The various players in the contemporary art ecosystem (artists, curators, gallery owners, museums, collectors, universities and distributors) and the general public interested in contemporary art and the promotion of values of inclusion | Free | Registration required | Accessible to all

Recent events have shaken up the status quo in the contemporary art ecosystem and call for a greater awareness of the biases, individual and collective, associated with systemic racism, as well as an understanding of their genesis.

The duty to consult is of importance, and this is therefore the mission of this discussion panel, which will first aim to discuss these realities, leading to the identification of the needs behind the instigation of truly inclusive practices in the field of contemporary art. Subsequently, this conversation will allow the setting up of initiatives helping to grow and improve the visibility and place offered to contemporary art players from diverse backgrounds.

The panel, presented by Résidence, will bring together a variety of actors of the contemporary art ecosystem, such as Cheryl Sim, Ph. D., Curator and Managing Director at PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art in Montréal; Diane Gistal, researcher, independent curator and founder of the Montréal organization celebrating Afro-descendant cultures and history Nigra Iuventa; visual artist Stanley Février, who was recently awarded the Prix en art actuel du Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, as well as visual artist, curator and galerist Rad Hourani.

This roundtable will be the first in a series presented by Résidence aimed at unveiling and discussing human issues in the field of contemporary art.