Curator-in-Residence 2011Gallery TPW, in partnership with the Images Festival, is excited to welcome cheyanne turions as our 2010-2011 Curatorial Resident. Over the course of the year cheyanne will be engaged in research and programming culminating in exhibition and screening presentations at both TPW and Images.
Recently relocating from Vancouver to Toronto, cheyanne is an independent writer, programmer and curator with formal training in philosophy. Conceptualizing curation and criticism as social gestures, cheyanne’s goal is to engage audiences in a discussion of the cultural, political and theoretical conditions that have informed the production artworks, thereby creating a forum for critical analysis. cheyanne is regularly reflecting on her research process and documenting her curiosities online; visit her website often.
The Curator in Residence position is financially supported by the Canada Council for the Arts: Assistance to Aboriginal Curators in Residence program.THE NORMAL CONDITION FOR ANY COMMUNICATION
Ayreen Anastas + Rene Gabri, Neil Beloufa, Keren Cytter, Claire Fontaine and Reza Haeri
Curated by cheyanne turions
June 23 – July 30, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Public Discussion: Saturday, June 25, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
The Normal Condition of Any Communication takes its title from the words of contemporary philosopher Jacques Rancière who states that “Distance is not an evil to be abolished. It is the normal condition of any communication.”
ALL OUR MEMORIES SIGNIFICANT IN RETROSPECT
Images Festival On-Screen Program Friday, April 8 2011 5:00pm – 7:00pm
JACKMAN HALL, Art Gallery of Ontario
All Our Memories Significant in Retrospect takes a formal consideration as its organizing principal: text-based cinema. In my conception of the term, text-based cinema is moving image work where the use of the written word is conceived as integral to the formation of meaning acquired through the cinematic experience.
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THE PERMANENT LONGING FOR ELSEWHERE
Rainer Ganahl, Bouchra Khalili, John Smith, Daniela Swarowsky
A one-night screening curated by cheyanne turions
Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 7:00 pm
Gallery TPW is pleased to present the public launch of our 2010-2011 curatorial residency with cheyanne turions. A one-night screening, works in The Permanent Longing for Elsewhere use frustration to explore the ways that paradigms of nationalism are breaking down. Understanding displacement as a common, contemporary experience, these films attempt to articulate how one’s origins figure into a self-positioning that is constantly in flux. By linking the works in The Permanent Longing for Elsewhere, turions proposes the development of personal ethical systems that negotiate the translation of historical, economic and cultural politics.
The program includes the following works:
Rainer Ganahl (US/Austrian), I Hate Karl Marx (2010), 6 minutes
Bouchra Khalili (Moroccan/French), Mapping Journey #3 (2009), 4 minutes
John Smith (UK), Flag Mountain (2010), 8 minutes
Daniela Swarowsky (Austria/Netherlands/Germany), Messages from Paradise #1 (2009), Egypt: Austria, About the Permanent Longing for Elsewhere, 44 minutes