Thursday, October 13, 2011

Yvonne Singer to present her work at Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art


Seminar at Konsthallen–Bohusläns museum in Uddevalla
 Sunday 23 October, noon–4 pm
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, 2011, is titled Pandemonium – Art in a time of Creativity Fever. It touches on issues such as creativity, fictions, utopias and the rapidly changing conditions of today’s politics and economy. An open seminar on Sunday, October 23 at Konsthallen–Bohusläns Museum, aims at deepening discussion on today’s labour market and the wide use of the  term ’creativity’.

Linking Pandemonium: Remembering, Forgetting, Learning

Asma Mahmood, artist and curator from Toronto, Canada
 and Yvonne Singer, artist and Professor of Visual Art at York University, Canada, will present their works. Through her practice, Asma Mahmood has engaged as an activist in several areas of thought and action in Canada and in terms of immigrant and diaspora voices –especially in relation to the  Indian subcontinent. Yvonne Singer engages with the intersection of public and private histories, and her installation works employ multimedia techniques, often with cryptic texts to articulate cultural issues of disjuncture and perception. Their presentations are followed by a discussion with Professor Gertrud Sandqvist, co-curator of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2011.

More information here.

A lovely time of the year to visit Sweden.  Congratulations, Yvonne!

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