Damage Control: Dealing with Controversy in Recent Contemporary Art

Panel discussion

Papier Art Fair
2020 William Street

April 21, 2018 - 3:00 pm


As part of the programming of the Papier 2018 art fair, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art presents the panel discussion Damage Control: Dealing with Controversy in Recent Contemporary Art.

Moderated by Cheryl Sim, Managing Director/Curator at DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art

Daniel Fiset, Art Historian and Educator at DHC/ART
Nasrin Himada, Independent Curator and writer
Julia Roberge Van Der Donckt, Art Historian

Art is no stranger to controversy. An artist’s ability to make works that move us can also fire up intense criticism and anger. Controversy also extends to all players in the ecosystem of the art world, including museum and gallery professionals, collectors, dealers, auction houses and even critics. What causes controversy today and how is it being dealt with? In the form of a conversation, this panel will present and discuss a selection of recent cases of controversy in contemporary art.

Please note that the panel discussion will be in English. Limited number of seats: first come, first seated.

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Papier Art Fair

Dedicated exclusively to the medium of paper and to the possibilities it offers, Papier is one of the largest fairs of its kind in North America. The event is a key driver for Canadian contemporary art, as well as a unique meeting ground for the greater public, enthusiasts and visual arts professionals alike.


Photo: Marc-Olivier Bécotte