Thursday, August 24
Please join artists-in-residence Leon Kahane, Elizabeth McIntosh and Charles Stankievech in conversation with Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director, Kunsthalle Wien and Strategic Director, Fogo Island Arts. During this informal exchange, the artists will discuss their individual practices, and how these intersect with issues of contemporary relevance, whether aesthetic, social or political.
Born in Berlin, Leon Kahane grew up in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). His video and photographic works address themes such as migration and political protest from a conceptual perspective that examines the complexity of visual media as a document of social reality. He is a recipient of the 2016 ars Viva Prize for Visual Arts.
Vancouver-based painter Elizabeth McIntosh received her MFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. Her work has been presented in exhibitions across Canada and the United States and is held in public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. She is Assistant Professor of Painting and Visual Arts at Emily Carr University.
Charles Stankievech is an artist whose research has explored the notion of “fieldwork” in the embedded landscape, the military industrial complex, and the history of technology. He was a founding faculty member of the Yukon School of Visual Arts in Dawson City and is currently Director of Visual Studies in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.
Images courtesy of: Phaidon; Kunsthalle Wien; Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; Johan Hallberg-Campbel/Wondeurer.