Whippersnapper Gallery and XPACE Cultural Centre present:
Creating Conversation as Art:
A discussion with Angel Chen, the Department for Public Memory, Sarah Febbraro, and the Torontonians
Creating Conversation as Art invites the public to participate in a group discussion about conversation as an artistic medium. The invited artists maintain practices that directly engage participation from a general public. A common outcome of their work is that a new conversation is inspired or facilitated. Starting with questions that have arisen from the participating artists’ practices, discussion participants will be invited to consider what happens when social interactions are given a form or structure in the context of art.
Some of the questions that have arisen in anticipation of this
How can we engage an audience that may not want to participate?
How do the choices made in publicizing a work curate an audience?
How does a participant’s experience change once the activity is disclosed as being “art”?
Angel Chen – candidcallcentre.org
The Department for Public Memory -departmentofpublicmemory.wordpress.com
Sarah Febbraro – sarahfebbraro.com
The Torontonians – mammalian.ca/template.php?content=social_torontonians
Moderated by Maggie Flynn
A co-presentation by Whippersnapper and XPACE Cultural Centre this discussion is intended to provide a space for reflection and dialogue about Angel Chen’s current exhibition, Candid Call Centre, on now at Whippersnapper until April 28, 2012