As part of our ongoing Respondent Series, on Wednesday, May 23, 7pm Art City Directors, Eddie Ayoub and Josh Ruth will speak about the history and mandate of Art City, one of Canada’s most dynamic and exciting community art centres.
We are hosting this presentation and discussion about Art City within the context of our current exhibitions Shit-Baby and the Crumpled Giraffe by Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, and Białystok by Przemek Pyszczek to respond to shared themes of youth and childhood. Within Ramírez-Figueroa’s installation, themes of child psychology and its embodiment are explored in his sculptural installation and video. And in Białystok by Pyszczek sculptural forms evoke unstructured play that reference early childhood playgrounds. For this talk, Ayoub and Ruth will give an overview of the history and programming of Art City addressing their approach to youth education and community art programming, thinking about how play can be a radical tool for education, community development, confidence and self-empowerment. More info here.