Anne Macmillan

Anne Macmillan is currently based in K’jipuktuk (Halifax). She makes digital animations and drawings to consider relationships with what is unknown, and the appearance of things. She received her masters degree from MIT on a Fulbright scholarship, and a BFA from NSCAD university. Her practice has been supported by numerous awards, grants and residencies. She has been awarded residency to work at la Cité Internationale Des Arts in Paris, France and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Her work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Hnatyshyn Foundation, Arts Nova Scotia, and the Council for the Arts at MIT.

EXHIBITION: The Equivalence of Alloyed Gold

October 6, 2022 - November 26, 2022

Featuring works by Stephanie E Creaghan, Andy Slater, Gillian Dykeman, Chandra Melting Tallow, Ashna Jacob, Aislinn Thomas, Anne Macmillan, Tamyka Bullen, and Dayna Danger
Curated by Megan Gnanasihamany and Morgan Melenka

On view: October 6 – November 26, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6th, 7 to 9 pm

The making of art history is a process of translation. It flattens and unfolds through digital interfaces and methodologies of internet conservation, allowing exhibitions to spread through a temporal daisy chain of image, text, catalog, and critique. This chain of distillation — from material art object or experience to description and flat image—disseminates cultural themes, concepts, and conclusions across artistic landscapes, allowing for particular figures, galleries, and publications to become authoritative texts on contemporary work. Taking the 2018 Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition Anthropocene as its starting point, The Equivalence of Alloyed Gold is a year-long experimental commissioning and exhibition process hosted by Critical Distance Centre for Curators (CDCC) incorporating ideas of communication and sensory translation.

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