This Week at Agnes

Film Screening and Artist Talk

Zina Saro-Wiwa’s video-performance Worrying the Mask: The Politics of Authenticity and Contemporaneity in the Worlds of African Art

The Screening Room (120 Princess St, Kingston, ON), 23 October, 4–5:30 pm

Join us at The Screening Room for a special screening of Zina Saro-Wiwa’s video-performance Worrying the Mask (2020). Following the screening, Saro-Wiwa takes to the stage with Dr Qanita Lilla, Associate Curator, Arts of Africa for a discussion and Q & A. Sign up

Artist Zina Saro-Wiwa (b. 1976, Port Harcourt, Nigeria) lives and works between Los Angeles and Port Harcourt, Nigeria. In April 2017, Saro-Wiwa was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Fine Arts. She has given talks and shown works regularly at biennales, museums and art fairs around the world including MoMA and Tate Modern.

Zina Saro-Wiwa, Worrying the Mask: The Politics of Authenticity and Contemporaneity in the Worlds of African Art (detail), 2020, video. Purchase, The Gallery Association Purchase

Art and Wellness

Art Hive @Agnes

In-person, Thursdays until 17 November, 4­–6 pm

Artmaking is innately therapeutic and can improve general well-being. We invite adults 16+ to join us and explore the creative process through experimentation and play.

Art Hive is free; materials are provided and no prior art experience is necessary. If you are looking for guidance, Harper Johnston, art therapist/facilitator offers weekly projects and visits to our current exhibitions. Sign up

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Birks Family Foundation.

Art Hive @Agnes, Fall 2022. Photo: Tim Forbes

Guided Tours

Take a tour!

October and November 2022

Thursday Tours
13 October and 10 November, 12:15–1 pm
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Late Night Thursday Tours
20 October and 17 November, 7–7:45 pm

Gain a new perspective and understanding of Etherington House, Agnes’s own institutional history, our current Rehoming Agnes series and what the future holds in Agnes Reimagined. Join us for these free, in-person, guided tours. Sign up.

Installation view of Alize Zorlutuna and SF Ho’s Su Yollu Bulur (Water Finds Its Way), currently on view in Fugitive Rituals. Photo: Paul Litherland

In the news

Queen’s Journal puts a spotlight on Creative Movement

Creative Movement is a free movement class for those living with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and loved ones. There are two more in-person sessions this year: 11 October and 8 November, 10:30–11:30 am. Learn more and sign up.

The Queen’s Journal spoke with facilitator Amy Booth and Program Coordinator Charlotte Gagnier and wrote: “In the Creative Movement setting, participants aren’t patients focusing on what’s wrong in how they’re moving, but rather on what they can do. ‘So, someone’s presenting with a tremor: maybe all of a sudden we have a shimmer in the air, or something where everything in the way they’re moving is okay and there’s no wrong way to do it,’ [Amy] Booth said.

Booth added the program is not only meant for people who have neurobiological conditions themselves. ‘There was a woman whose parents have Parkinson’s, or another with grandparents, spouses, and partners. It creates a bit of an intergenerational experience which is wonderful.’”

Creative Movement in the Bader Gallery with Amy Booth. Photo: Tim Forbes

Rajni Perera working in her studio, 2021. Courtesy of the artist

Looking Ahead

Making Art Work: Professional Development Series

Websites, hosted online by Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
Online, 25 October, 6–7:30 pm
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2022 Koerner Artist-in-Residence

Artist Talk with Rajni Perera
In-Person at Agnes
27 October, 6–8:30 pm
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The Painter’s Survival Guide with Emily Joyce
In-Person, 5–6 November 2022
10–5 pm daily
Register / Apply for a Bursary

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