• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

Art as activism / Activism as art

Friday, January 19, 2018; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dolleen Tisawii'ashii Manning speaking to the audience at the Art Gallery of Guelph

The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IISCI) and Bodies in Translation at the University of Guelph co-presented this conversation with Amanda Cachia and Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, two artist / activist / scholars who each responded to the question of what role curatorial practices could play in shaping our understanding of art as activism, and of activism as art. This thought-provoking conversation touched on themes of productive failure, honouring different ways of knowing, and the role of the artist to engage with the critical, political, and social issues of the times. The event was moderated by Andrew Hunter, Senior Curator at the Art Gallery of Guelph. Photo by Tracy Tidgwell.


Art Gallery of Guelph, Gordon Street,
Guelph, ON.