This Week at Agnes


News from the Near Future

A note from Emelie Chhangur, Director and Curator

Our capacity to turn imagination into reality is certainly manifesting right now at Agnes. As we focus our attention on closing our current facility to pack the incredible collection of 17,000 objects in preparation for our move off-site and the construction of Agnes Reimagined to begin, we reflect on some of our key accomplishments over the past two years. Read more.

View of Transformations, a site-specific commission by artists Oriah Scott, EronOne, HONE, HUNGR, AJ Little, Emily May Rose. On view through June 2023. Photo: Garrett Elliott

Looking ahead

Open Secret

Film Screenings, Conversations and Workshops

Open Secret is a series composed of screenings and workshops featuring the work of Parastoo Anoushahpour, Kriss Li, Sharlene Bamboat, and Sofía Gallisá Muriente. This series takes its departure from Fred Moten’s words that “poetry investigates new ways for people to get together and do stuff in the open, in secret.” Similarly, cinema’s capacity to condition spaces for gathering, and the double maneuver of opacity and transparency inherent in its making sets the precedent for this sort of investigation embedded in collaboration. These works present a way to renegotiate what forms around the binaries of outside and inside, of what we know and what we don’t need to know, of expanse and enclosure. The four artists invite us to think alongside them about the effects of subtle transformations, the eroticism of language and translation, dispersion and collectivity, the architecture of permeability and impermanence. All through what might inspire new formations of the diasporic image.

Curated by Nasrin Himada

All screenings are free and open to all. The workshops are free and open only to students. Register as spaces are limited.

Parastoo Anoushahpour, The Time That Separates Us (still), 2022, 8MM and HD, 35 min


MA and PhD in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies, Queen’s University

Application deadline: 31 January 2023

Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies is a collaboration between the Department of Film and Media and Agnes Etherington Art Centre, offering a unique opportunity for a funded one-year MA and a four-year PhD. Learn more.

An Institute for Curatorial Inquiry. Performance, Exit Through the Back Door Laughing with Alize Zorlutuna and SF Ho, Summer 2022

Agnes Collects

Collection Count + Care with Nobuo Kubota, Isah Papialuk and Ted Rettig

Available on Digital Agnes, Vimeo and YouTube

Collection Count + Care seeks relationships within and conversations across the collection. What stories does the collection tell?  Sebastian De Line, Associate Curator, Care and Relations speaks to the conversation between works by Nobuo Kubota,  Isah Papialuk and Ted Rettig.

Johnson, Johnston and Macrae Investment Group, part of CIBC Private Wealth Wood Gundy is the sponsor for Collection Count + Care and its related programs.

Nobuo Kubota, Roctoc and Tocroc (from the Atonement series), 1986, photolithograph on paper, 23/30. Gift of Nobuo Kubota, 2006

Exhibition Review

Rashana Youtzy reviews Ezi Odozor’s Spirit Banter

With the launch of CMagazine’s new website, an exhibition review by Rashana Youtzy of Spirit Banter is available for you to read.

Spirit Banter ran from 27 November 2021 to 30 January 2022 at Agnes.

Ezi Odozor, Spirit Banter, photograph, 2021. Courtesy of the artist

Agnes Art Camp, 2022

Looking Ahead

2023 Classes, Workshops and Camps

Keep your eye on our website for upcoming Art Hive workshops, Creation Stations and camps.

OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant

Agnes is a Recommender for the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants program. See program guidelines.

Apply by 13 January 2023.

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