Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge
Open Conversations: The Art Practice of Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge
September 15 – November 10, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15, 3-5pm
Open Conversations explores the collaborative art practice of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge. For over three decades, Condé and Beveridge have defined their photo-based art practice around the facilitation of dialogue among diverse communities and networks, exploring the concept of dialogue as a form of socially engaged art practice. This exhibition is guest-curated by Scott Marsden and includes a new work by the artists focusing on “cultural work” – specifically working with staff of the various cultural agencies within the Richmond Cultural Centre.
The earlier work of the Toronto-based pair was grounded in the conceptual art movement of the late 1960s. By the late '70s their art focused on social issues, explored through a process that allowed their subjects to become participants in the work. Over the course of their creative collaboration they have had over 50 solo exhibitions nationally and internationally in public spaces, art galleries and museums, as well as projects for non-art sites such as union halls, billboards and bus shelters. They are active in several labour arts initiatives including the Mayworks Festival in Toronto and the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.
The Richmond Art Gallery exhibition will be their first solo exhibition in Western Canada.
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Gallery members receive 10% off for all our programs!
Saturday, September 15, 2-2:45pm
Join the exhibiting artists and guest curator, Scott Marsden, for an informal artist talk and tour in the Art Gallery. Everyone welcome to attend, followed by the exhibition opening reception. Free Admission
Thursday, October 4, 12-1pm
Art for Lunch*
Curator Tour and Lunch with Scott Marsden
Great food, great art and great conversation! Join us for a tour of the current exhibition with the Guest Curator, Scott Marsden, followed by a lunch in the Gallery. These social lunches are a great lunch-hour escape to chat about art and meet other people. Pre-registration required, $10 per person includes tour and tasty lunch.
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Saturday, October 13, 3-4pm
Art Talk – Socially Engaged Art Practices
Visual presentation and discussion led by UBC PhD Candidate Katherine Jackson, on the emergence of artists who work collaboratively with other artists, communities, and organizations to develop socially engaged work. Free admission. Light refreshments provided.
Saturday, October 20, 2-4:30pm
Film Screening – Portrait of Resistance
Free film screening of Portrait of Resistance: The Art & Activism of Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge. In this feature documentary, seminal Canadian artists Condé & Beveridge are the subject of an in-depth examination of the artists’ methods of collaboration and work for social change. Considered to be “essential viewing for any Canadian art lover” by the Toronto Star, the Gallery will show the film in its entirety, introduced by Scott Marsden who guest curated their exhibition for the Richmond Art Gallery. Free admission. For ages 16+
A complete list of our event offerings for this national weekend of art and culture can be viewed here.
* Starred events require pre-registration through the City of Richmond Call Centre at 604.276.4300 or online at www.richmond.ca/guide