Happening in and around the White Cube this week…
Drama Hive: Miniature Worlds Edition
Similar to the Art Hive, Concordia’s Drama Hive provides a safe and fun space to create! Through drama practices, participants can get creative, experiment with materials, interact with others, and relieve stress. For this edition of the Drama Hive, the focus will be on miniature worlds—participants can create their own miniature environment, evoking their imagination, and translating this into physical, material form.
Drama Hive will be taking place on Jan. 29, at Concordia’s Art Hive (EV 5.777), from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Interlacing: Fibres Student Association Lacemaking Event
Concordia’s Fibres Student Association is hosting a day long event, centered around lace-related activities. The day will include a workshop, a talk and a lunch. The lunch will allow participants to interact and mingle with one another, the guest speaker and workshop facilitator. The workshop, led by MFA fibres student Etta Sandry, will look at bobbin lace, which will be followed by a talk by artist Veronika Irvine. The talk will focus on digital lace making, based on Irvine’s practice in creating lace patterns, through the use of bobbin lace techniques and computer algorithms.
Interlacing will take place on Jan. 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in various locations in the EV and VA buildings. Admission is $15—contact the Fibres Student Association at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to attend, but can’t afford the fee!
Moving Gender: The case for home museums in Israel and Germany
How do home museums, specifically in Israel and Germany, incorporate gender into their art, and how are they influenced by it? In a presentation by Dr. Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, this question is considered, based on research in nine home museums in the two countries, over the span of three years. Dr. Vinitzky-Seroussi is a sociologist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who studies collective memory and commemoration. In this presentation, she considers the nuances of the private and public spheres in connection to home museums, and how gender plays into this relationship.
The presentation will be held on Feb. 1, from 12 p.m. to 1.pm., at LB 671. Admission is free.
Gallery Day Montreal
Interested in visiting some of the galleries around Montreal, and learning about their art, in depth? Gallery Day Montreal is providing a day of free art focused talks around the city, given by Canadian Art Magazine’s editors and contributors. Each talk is approximately thirty minutes long and each gallery visit is about an hour. Participants can make their own itineraries, and drop-ins are welcome. At the end of the day, there will be a launch for the Winter 2019 issue of Canadian Art Magazine, which is also open to the public.
Gallery Day Montreal will take place on Feb. 2, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and will occur at various art gallery locations around the city. It will conclude with the Canadian Art launch party at Parisian Laundry (3550 Sainte-Antoine St.), from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More information can be found in the Facebook event.
Graphic by Ana Bilokin.