Tomorrow afternoon, I am going to be part of the Open Sesame Critics’ Forum alongside Ame Henderson and Alex Bowron, moderated by Amy Lam. Hosted by LUFF, an independent art space committed to supporting and presenting experimental and emerging work across disciplines, we will approach criticism as dialogue, taking on a number of summer exhibitions across the city. Up for debate will be Vasco Araújo’s Under the Influence of Psyche, Jimenez Lai’s Flipping Properties and the group exhibition First the Pleasure, then the Thesis. This will be my first time participating, but I am hoping the afternoon will be something like privilege of a a great editor: an idea formed through generous intellectual reciprocity. Although I don’t imagine Ame, Alex and I will reach some sort of critical consensus, I do imagine that my ideas about the exhibitions will be made better through an engagement with theirs.
The conversation starts tomorrow, 26 July 2014, at 15:00. Meet us at #202-688 Queen Street West.