Toronto Launch March 23, 2019 | ARCHI-FEMINISTES! by OPTICA, centre d’art contemporain

Join us for a celebratory book launch for ARCHI-FÉMINISTES! Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories
Published by OPTICA, centre d’art contemporain, Montreal
Toronto launch to take place at Critical Distance Centre for Curators Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 3–5 pm

Critical Distance is pleased to host the Toronto publication launch for ARCHI-FÉMINISTES! Contemporary Art, Feminist Theories, produced by OPTICA, centre d’art contemporain, Montreal. Edited by Marie-Ève Charron, Marie-Josée Lafortune, and Thérèse St-Gelais, this publication brings together an important body of work produced between 1970 and the present, including the contributions of Sophie Bélair Clément, Rebecca Belmore, Olivia Boudreau, Marie-Claude Bouthillier, Marie-Ève Charron, Sorel Cohen, Raphaëlle de Groot, Philippe Dumaine, Vera Frenkel, Andrea Geyer, Cynthia Girard-Renard, Clara Gutsche, Rashid Johnson, Marie-Josée Lafortune, Suzy Lake, arkadi lavoie lachapelle, Maryse Larivière, Emmanuelle Léonard, Deirdre Logue, Allyson Mitchell, Wanda Nanibush, Abdi Osman, Camal Pirbhai, Claire Savoie, Johanne Sloan, Jana Sterbak, Thérèse St-Gelais, Camille Turner, Rinaldo Walcott, and Giovanna Zapperi.

Feminist manifestations are examined in light of practices that persist in their resistance and that compel us to reexamine social norms through activism, citizen mobilization, and sharing communities. Striving to bring new insights to our attention, these contributions take up theoretical feminist models, but also reference cultural, decolonization, and queer studies.

Critical Distance is located on the third Floor of Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street btw Dundas and Queen Streets in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood.

Archi-Féministes! will be available for review and purchase at a special launch price of $30 (reg $35). Admission is free, and both building and gallery are wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

About OPTICA, centre d’art contemporain

OPTICA, centre d’art contemporain presents a yearly program of contemporary art exhibitions, for which it invests in research, documentation, and curated exhibitions as well as symposia, publications, and cultural mediation activities. http://www.optica.ca/ Archi-féministes! is the title of the eponymous exhibition presented by contemporary art centre OPTICA in 2011 and 2012, which highlighted the contributions of female artists to its history and to the network of Canadian artist-run centres.

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