Symposium: SHIFT, Dialogues of Migration in Contemporary Art
SHIFT: dialogues of migration in contemporary art is a three-day symposium presented by Strandline Curatorial Collective and the MacKenzie Art Gallery, April 8th – 10th, 2011 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Shift: dialogues of migration in contemporary art will bring artists, curators, and communities together to discuss how contemporary artists, institutions and audiences are responding in new ways to complex issues of indigenous and non-indigenous migrations of people.
Presentations, panel discussions, workshops and artists’ projects will address a range of issues, such as: immigration; indigenous migrations and displacements; cultural translation; language crossings; transcultural collaboration, and others.
Symposium Dialogue Themes
1. Finding New Directions—Participatory Practices, Galleries and Groups
2. Creating Common Ground—Cultural Translation, Trust and Language Crossings
3. Positioning—Local and Global Narratives, Storytelling and Making Connections
Keynote Speaker: Esther Shalev-Gerz
Keynote Performer: Eekwol
Feature Artist: Jayce Salloum
SHIFT Screening Co-Curators: Aleyna May Morin and Wanda Nanibush
Master of Ceremonies: Adrian Stimson
SHIFT Co-Curators: Elizabeth Matheson and Loretta Paoli