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Virtual Artist Talk: Will Kwan

Photograph by Toni Hafkenscheid

In Conversation with Will Kwan

November 12, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Please join us for a conversation between Curator Leila Timmins and artist Will Kwan about his exhibition Terra Economicus, followed by a Q&A. This artist talk will be taking place virtually over Zoom.

Registration for this Artist Talk is required, please register here

Will Kwan’s research-driven artistic practice maps complex cultural and economic relations to reveal how power is consolidated and how legacies of colonialism persist in the present. In Terra Economicus, Kwan pulls together a constellation of works created over the last decade that explore conceptions of landscape as expressions of privatization, commodification, and segregation.

Will Kwan is a Hong Kong-born, Toronto-based Canadian artist. His work is held in the permanent collections of M+ (Hong Kong), Folkestone Artworks (Kent), and Hart House at the University of Toronto. Kwan has been artist-in-residence at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester), the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito), the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto). He has participated in exhibitions at MoMA PS1 (New York), ZKM Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe), CAC Vilnius (Lithuania), the MAC VAL (Vitry-sur-Seine), the Art Museum at UofT (Toronto), the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Western Front (Vancouver), and in biennials/triennials in Liverpool, Folkestone, Montreal, and Venice. Kwan is an Associate Professor in Studio Art in the department of Arts, Culture and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough, and the Masters of Visual Studies Program at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto St. George.

 

This exhibition is supported by the TD Ready Commitment.

 

Digital programming at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Support Fund and the Durham Community Foundation. 

 

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November 12, 2020 4:00 PM November 12, 2020 5:30 PM America/Toronto Virtual Artist Talk: Will Kwan <strong>Please join us for a conversation between Curator Leila Timmins and artist Will Kwan about his exhibition <em><a href="http://rmg.on.ca/exhibitions/terra-economicus/">Terra Economicus</a>, </em>followed by a Q&amp;A<em>.</em> This artist talk will be taking place virtually over Zoom.</strong> <strong>Registration for this Artist Talk is required, please register <a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XW2DAlO7Tz650KdCy4KyWQ">here</a>. </strong> Will Kwan’s research-driven artistic practice maps complex cultural and economic relations to reveal how power is consolidated and how legacies of colonialism persist in the present. In <em>Terra Economicus, </em>Kwan pulls together a constellation of works created over the last decade that explore conceptions of landscape as expressions of privatization, commodification, and segregation. <strong><a href="http://www.studiowillkwan.com/">Will Kwan </a></strong>is a Hong Kong-born, Toronto-based Canadian artist. His work is held in the permanent collections of M+ (Hong Kong), Folkestone Artworks (Kent), and Hart House at the University of Toronto. Kwan has been artist-in-residence at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester), the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito), the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto). He has participated in exhibitions at MoMA PS1 (New York), ZKM Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe), CAC Vilnius (Lithuania), the MAC VAL (Vitry-sur-Seine), the Art Museum at UofT (Toronto), the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Western Front (Vancouver), and in biennials/triennials in Liverpool, Folkestone, Montreal, and Venice. Kwan is an Associate Professor in Studio Art in the department of Arts, Culture and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough, and the Masters of Visual Studies Program at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto St. George. &nbsp; <strong>This exhibition is supported by the TD Ready Commitment.</strong> <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-10417" src="http://rmg.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/TDReadyCommitment_LockupEN-300x75.png" alt="" width="300" height="75" /> &nbsp; <strong>Digital programming at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is supported by the Government of Canada's Emergency Support Fund and the Durham Community Foundation. </strong> &nbsp; <img class="alignnone wp-image-10744" src="http://rmg.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DCF_Logo.png" alt="" width="193" height="193" /> <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-10745" src="http://rmg.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ECS_Logo-300x150.png" alt="" width="300" height="150" /><img class="alignnone wp-image-10743" src="http://rmg.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/CFC_Logo-300x119.png" alt="" width="341" height="134" /> The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Queen Street, Oshawa, ON, Canada The Robert McLaughlin Gallery [email protected]