Beyond Unsettling Speaker Series: France Trépanier and Chris Creighton-Kelly in conversation with Peter Morin, Carla Taunton and Leah Decter
Online - Zoom
Beyond Unsettling Speaker Series
Discussions in conjunction with PUBLIC 64: Beyond Unsettling:
Methodologies for decolonizing futures
France Trépanier and Chris Creighton-Kelly
in conversation with Peter Morin, Carla Taunton and Leah Decter
Wednesday June 15, 10 am (PDT), 1pm (EDT) 2 pm (ADT)
Join us via Zoom:
Co-presented by the Centre for inter-Media Arts and Decolonial Expression (CiMADE), OCADU and NSCAD Media Arts Division
Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, NSCAD Office of Academic Affairs and Research, CiMADE and Anna Leonowens Gallery
France Trépanier is a visual artist, curator and researcher. She is co-director of the Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires initiative, which uses decolonial methodologies to decentre the western arts lens and place Indigenous arts at the heart of the Canadian art system. Over the past two decades, France worked as an arts consultant with a wide range of cultural institutions and arts organisations. She worked at the Canada Council for the Arts before becoming a Senior Arts Policy Advisor for the Department of Canadian Heritage. She directed the Centre for New Media at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris. She was the co-founder and director of the artist-run center Axe Néo-7 in Gatineau, Quebec. France is of Kanien’kehà:ka and French ancestry.
Chris Creighton-Kelly is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and cultural critic who was born in the UK of South Asian/British heritage. His performative, usually ephemeral artworks have been presented across Canada, in India, Europe and the USA. Chris is persistently interested in questions of absence in the Western world arts discourses...whose worldview is unquestioned; who has power; who does not and why? Over 30 years, Chris has worked as a consultant to many Canadian art organizations, institutions and agencies. His work with issues of racialized art politics is internationally recognized. He is currently co-Director of Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires, which uses decolonizing methodologies and centres the art practices of IBPoC artists within the Canadian art system. Chris appreciates his audiences a lot.