A book arts workshop about migration and displacement
As part of Culture Days, join artists Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman, “Sala-Manca,” and Lois Klassen in a hands-on workshop and discussion about the representation of human displacement issues through art and text. Participants will hear about art and publishing projects that take up the urgency of migration, and will be invited to make artist books in a studio session. The hands-on portion of the workshop will focus on the way book structures can reflect a need for shelter, whether temporary or permanent. The galleries will remain open during this workshop and participants are encouraged to visit The hold: movements in the contemporary collection, curated by Sunny Kerr, to further consider the role of art in communicating hindrance and movement.
About Lois Klassen
Lois Klassen is an artist, writer and researcher based in Vancouver, Canada. Known for long-range projects that invite and engage participants in collective actions. Her current project Reading the Migration Library, addresses the cultural production of migration stories. Her work has been hosted by Emily Carr University of Art + Design, bruna press + archive, The Glenbow Museum, Santa Fe Art Institute, and more. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Cultural Studies program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman were born in Buenos Aires and live and work in Jerusalem. Since 2000, they have created performances, videos, installations, and collaborative projects. Their work explores the poetics of cultural translation with a focus on language, media, the urban environment, and new technologies. Their projects frequently address the tension between low and high-tech aesthetics as well as sociopolitical issues. They funded and co-direct the Mamuta Art and Research Center. Last August they moved to Kingston, Lea Mauas as a graduate student in the Cultural Studies department, and Diego as the Regina Rosen Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Cultural Studies and Jewish Studies and Visiting Professor at the Dan School for Drama and Music at Queen’s University.