Wired Women S@lon 82: Sarah Cook + Nicole Gingras + Sylvie Lacerte

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 6:30 PM

4001 Berri (corner Duluth), Suite 201
Sherbrooke Metro
Information: 514.845.7934

Free admission for Studio XX members; $5.00 for non-members

Hors d’œuvres and refreshments will be served

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, and the first International Women’s Day for UN Women, created by the UN in 2010, Studio XX hosts a Wired Women S@lon with presentations by international media curators Sarah Cook, Nicole Gingras and Sylvie Lacerte, whose practices question and define contemporary media exhibition.

Sarah Cook
Since 2000, CRUMB: The University of Sunderland’s Research Centre in the UK, has aimed to help curators rethink their practices in the light of new media art’s ‘behaviours’. This talk will suggest how the immaterial, time-based and participatory qualities of media art challenge traditional curatorial ways of working, drawing from Sarah Cook’s book co-authored with Beryl Graham, Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media (MIT Press, 2010).

Sarah Cook is a curator and writer based in Newcastle upon Tyne and author, with Beryl Graham, of Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media. She is currently a Reader at the University of Sunderland, UK where she co-founded and co-edits CRUMB, the online resource for curators of media art and teaches the MA Curating Course. In 2011 Sarah Cook will co-chair Rewire, the Fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. Sarah Cook has a long-standing association with the Canada’s Banff Centre for the Arts where she has worked as a guest curator and researcher at the Walter Philips Gallery, the International Curatorial Institute and the New Media Institute. After completing her Ph.D. from 2000 to 2005, Sarah Cook was Adjunct Curator of New Media at BALTIC. In 2008 she was the inaugural Curatorial Fellow at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York.

Nicole Gingras
“For this conference, I plan to examine three recent experiences in order to define the curator’s practice through the following concepts: attention, association, support and transmission. I will discuss PARI, a training project realized at Vidéographe in 2009-2010; Une œuvre vit quand elle est aimée : la mise en valeur des œuvres médiatiques au-delà de l’entreposage; A work lives when it is loved: How to Care for a Media Artwork beyond Proper Storage, a series initiated by Groupe Intervention Vidéo – GIV since 2009; and a third experience, which remains to be defined.”

Nicole Gingras is a writer and independent curator living in Montreal. She has curated film and video programs, as well as solo and group exhibitions that have toured Canada and Europe. She has collaborated with numerous festivals and has published essays, interviews and monographic texts. In 1996, she founded her own publishing house, Éditions Nicole Gingras, and in 2002, also co-founded MINUTE, an organization promoting collaboration between artists for the creation and dissemination of media art practices. Since 2003, she has been a programmer at FIFA – International Festival of Films on Art – in Montreal. She curated Trafic ART 2010 – Les formes du temps, a contemporary art biennial produced by [Séquence] in Saguenay. Nicole Gingras is currently curating an exhibition on Emmanuelle Léonard at Expression in Saint-Hyacinthe (June 2011) and Raymond Gervais, a two-part exhibition at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery of Concordia University (Fall 2011) and VOX, Contemporary Image Centre (Winter 2012).

Sylvie Lacerte
Sylvie Lacerte will present two of her most recent exhibitions La médiation du conflit (2008) and Vera Frenkel : Cartographie d’une pratique | Vera Frenkel: Mapping a Practice (2010).

Sylvie Lacerte is an independent curator, author and researcher. She is currently Guest Professor at the École des arts visuels, Université Laval, Québec, Artistic Director at Spirale magazine, as well as a Visual Arts Specialist for the Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture, MCCCFQ. Sylvie Lacerte was coordinator of the DOCAM Research Alliance at the Daniel Langlois Foundation (2005 – end of 2007). Her book La médiation de l’art contemporain was published in 2007. Sylvie Lacerte’s most recent curatorial project was Vera Frenkel : Cartographie d’une pratique | Vera Frenkel: Mapping a Practice, featured at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montréal, during the fall of 2010.