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Flesh as Object in Circum-Atlantic Performance: A Critique of the Exhibitionary Complex

Flesh as Object in Circum-Atlantic Performance: A Critique of the Exhibitionary Complex
7 Hart House Circle, Hart House Debates Room
Time: Mar 18th, 5:30 pm End: Mar 18th, 7:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Information, Faculty of, Caribbean, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design
Keynote address by Claire Tancons in the Animate Entities event series

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts is pleased to present

Claire Tancons, Curator

Flesh as Object in Circum-Atlantic Performance: A Critique of the Exhibitionary Complex

Trained as a curator and art historian, Claire Tancons practices curating as an expanded creative field and experiments with the political aesthetics of walking, marching, second lining, masquerading and parading in participatory processional performances. Based in New Orleans since 2007, she has curated for established and emerging international biennials including Prospect.1 New Orleans (2008-09); the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008); the 2nd Cape Town Biennial (2009); Biennale Bénin (2012); and the 7th Göteborg Biennial (2013), and was a guest curator for the BMW Tate Live Series at Tate Modern (2014).

In 2014-2015 Tancons curated EN MAS': Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean (with Krista Thompson; Contemporary Art Center New Orleans), a multi-year cross-Caribbean curatorial and editorial project on the intersection between Carnival and performance, which will be touring internationally with Independent Curators International, New York, through 2018, and is now traveling in the Caribbean.

This event is free and open to all.  Registration is not required.

This event is a part of the series Animate Entities: Objects in Performance. How do objects move in the space and time of live performance? What is the allure of animating ordinary or extraordinary things? How do performances transform the material world? Join us this March for two days of talks, exhibitions, screenings, and cabarets.

Animate Entities: Objects in Performance is sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute's Program for the Arts, with support from the Puppet Slam Network; Great Small Works; the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies; University College; the Department of Art; the Department of Visual Studies (UTM); the Department of English and Drama (UTM); the Cinema Studies Institute; the Centre for Comparative Literature; the Graduate Architecture, Landscape and Design Students Union; and the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.


For more information, contact:
Gabriel Levine
SSHRC/CHCI Postdoctoral Fellow
Jackman Humanities Institute

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