Tuesday 6 May 2014

Artist talk with Anna Passakas of Blue Republic

This Saturday May 10th at 2pm. Anna Passakas of the artist collective Blue Republic will discuss her practice at Committee Artist Books (247 Main St. at Cordova) 

The Toronto/Krakow-based artist collective Blue Republic (Anna Passakas and Radoslaw Kudlinski) have lived, trained and taught in Poland, the United Kingdom and Canada. Their practice primarily consists of trans-media and site-specific installations, public interventions, as well as performance and participatory projects. Their work is concerned with discourses around globalization, contemporary experience, and disruption of the binary that divides art from a broader social space. To this end, Blue Republic have engaged in a series of international anti-poverty educational and activist initiatives including recent projects in Brazil's favelas and Ontario's correctional system.

Their international exhibition highlights include: 2013-14 Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture (Shenzhen/Hong Kong); DAAD Gallery (Berlin, Germany); Ludwig Forum for International Art (Aachen, Germany); CCA Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw, Poland); Galleria D’Arte Moderna (Bologna (Officina America), Italy); Galerie Julio Gonzales (Paris, France); Cultural Services Co-op (Siem Riep, Cambodia); Curitiba (Brazil). Exhibitions within Canada include: Galerie RenĂ© Blouin (QC), Darling Foundry (QC), Oakville Galleries (ON), Art Gallery of Sudbury (ON), MacLaren Art Centre (ON), and the Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.

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