News from Afar, Jeanne Randolph

Co-presented by Also As Well Too and Plug In ICA’s Summer Institute: News from Afar by Jeanne Randolph

June 26, 2017 – 2pm

Also As Well Too, in partnership with Plug In ICA’s Summer Institute, are tickled to present “News from Afar” by Jeanne Randolph as the next engagement in the response series There’s Something I Want to Tell You.

Jeanne Randolph will present a slide lecture on the topic of topics.  Not the mother of all topics — it is just that topics can be a topic. Randolph guarantees that she will not channel Gertrude Stein, nor will she lapse into improvised nonsense. Nor has she rehearsed or presented or written any on this topic (of topics) before.  Randolph is under the impression that topics need self-conscious (you and Jeanne, not the topics themselves) reflection.

Jeanne Randolph has been writing and performing for Canadian contemporary visual arts since 1980.  Five books of her collected writings have been published since 1991.  Her fourth book Ethics of Luxury: materialism and imagination[2007] and her latest book Shopping Cart Pantheism[2015] addressed consumerist visual culture.  Images in Randolph’s books and writings are often selected from a massive collection of photographs she has taken.  She has been awarded many national and provincial grants, as well as facilitated numerous art residencies.

This is programed in relation to Also As Too Well’s public program and is presented within the frame of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art’s Summer Institute, an international post-graduate research program for professional artists working in all disciplines and media. In 2017 Plug In ICA hosts two sessions of the Institute, both emphasizing writing as an expanded field incorporating elements of critical confession, reflection and artistry. For the first session, June 13-June 29, 2017, participants will work with renowned writer, artist and editor, Chris Kraus with guests Natasha Stagg and Robert Dewhurst.

The participants in the Summer Institute, Session I include:

Kristina Banera • Fabiola Carranza • Maegan Hill-Carroll • Daniel Colussi • Roewan Crowe • Erica Eyres • Esmé Hogeveen • Letch Kinloch• Sooyoung Kwon • Chloë Lum • Kegan McFadden • Ralph Pritchard • Jasmine Reimer • Jacquelyn Ross • Faith Wilson.

For More information on Chris Kraus and the Summer Institute, Session I, see: Summer Institute I: Chris Kraus

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