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Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity

September 9, 2017 - November 12, 2017


Curator: Eliza Chandler, Lindsay Fisher, Ingrid Jenkner
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Installation shot of Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity and Gallery Attendant desk (photo by Steve Farmer)

About This Exhibition

Organized by MSVU Art Gallery, Bodies in Translation, and Nova Scotia Centre on Aging.

MSVU Art Gallery is collaborating with the SSHRC-funded project entitled “Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life” and the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging at MSVU. In keeping with the project’s focus on socially engaged creative work by artists who embody difference, the works in Bodies in Translation address various facets of aging, including age-related disability. The exhibition features work by Maritimes-based artists, Cecil Day, Michael Fernandes, Karen Langlois, Onni Nordman, MJ Sakurai, George Steeves and Anna Torma.

Online catalogue for ‘Bodies In Translation’

Creatively Engaging:Disability Arts, Aesthetics, and Accessibility

Thursday 21 September at 7-9pm
Location: Lindsay Children’s Room, 2nd floor, Halifax Central Library

ASL interpretation and audio amplification
Free and open to the public

Eliza Chandler, co-curator of Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity and partners on the SSHRC Partnership Grant Bodies in Translation: Activist Arts, Technology, and Access to Life, will engage in a public dialogue centring on disability arts and its role in the disability rights and justice movements, the emergence of disability aesthetics, and practices of accessible curation. Throughout this talk, Fisher and Chandler will refer to the exhibition, Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity on display at MSVU Art Gallery, co-curated with Ingrid Jenkner, a fully accessible, multi-disciplinary group show that explores the convergences of aging and artistic practices.

Age and Creativity: Conversation with the artists and curators

Saturday 23 September at 2-4pm
Location: MSVU Art Gallery

ASL interpretation and audio amplification
Free and open to the public

Artists Cecil Day and George Steeves will be joined by curators Ingrid Jenkner and Eliza Chandler to discuss their work in the group show Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity on view at MSVU Art Gallery. In this conversation, the artists will talk about their work in this exhibition, how it responds to the theme, aging creatively, and how the challenge to make their art accessible changed, or even enhanced, their work. The panel discussion will be preceded by a performance by artist Michael Fernandes at 1:30pm.

Reception to Celebrate International Day of the Older Person

Sunday 1 October at 2-4pm
Location: MSVU Art Gallery

ASL interpretation and audio amplification
Free and open to the public

Join the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging for a reception to celebrate Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity in conjunction with National Seniors Day and International Day of Older Persons. For more information contact nsca@msvu.ca.

Multi-perspective panel: How can art and art exhibitions challenge assumptions about aging?

Monday 30 October at 3:30-5:30pm
Location: MSVU Art Gallery
Free and open to the public

Details

Start:
September 9, 2017
End:
November 12, 2017
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