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DHC/ART Education Open House: Workshop and Guided Visits

Jan.
29
2017
Admission
Free admission
Date and time
Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 1 PM to 5 PM
About

DHC/ART Education invites visitors of all ages and art backgrounds to its bi-annual open house from 1 to 5 PM, Sunday January 29. Join us, along with artist Karen Tam, in taking part in the workshop Gothic Kitsch.

Since 2011, DHC/ART Education has invited a local artist, whose work is in keeping with the exhibiting artist, to design a workshop that we can offer to groups that reserve guided visits to the exhibition. The open house is an opportunity to offer this same workshop to the general public in a relaxed, drop-in environment — in the presence of the participating artist.

Additionally, DHC/ART Education will be offering guided visits of Wim Delvoye. The guided visit in French will be at 2 PM and the guided visit in English at 3 PM.

No reservation required.

Biography

In her own work, Karen Tam shares with Delvoye the use of craft, ornament, and humour to explore different ideas about identity, authenticity, and commodification. She creates and replicates environments and objects such as Chinese restaurants, curio shops and antique porcelain vases, using different materials from the originals. She comments on historical or cultural spaces and attitudes in order to gain a deeper understanding of these places and things through the process of making.

Since the 2000s, her works have been regularly exhibited at venues such as New York’s The Drawing Center, Victoria & Albert Museum, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. She was a finalist for the Prix en art actuel from the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in 2016 and has received numerous grants and fellowships. Current exhibitions are being held at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides (QC), EXPRESSION, Centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe (QC), the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (BC), and Galerie Hugues Charbonneau (Montréal, QC). Tam holds a MFA in Sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths (University of London). She is represented by Galerie Hugues Charbonneau. karentam.ca

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