Radical Acts

Suzy Lake, Pre-Resolution: Using the Ordinances at Hand #6, 1983 – 1984

Suzy Lake Pre-Resolution: Using the Ordinances at Hand #6, 1983 – 1984 Courtesy McIntosh Gallery, Western University

Radical Acts

March 21, 2015, 10am - 5pm
Weston Family Learning Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario

Radical Acts, scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition Introducing Suzy Lake and Feminist Art Gallery (FAG)’s residency at the Art Gallery of Ontario, will explore questions of feminism, performance, and self-representation raised by the exhibition. What is a radical act? Who is visible? Who is invisible? How do we redress the incomplete history on display in most museums?  These issues will be taken up by Radical Acts, attendees: feminist artists and thinkers in a one day event that begins with structured small group conversations and concludes with open discussions generated by participants in the room, following an unconference model. With facilitator Kim Katrin Crosby (Milan).

A daughter of the diaspora, Arawak, West African, Indian and Dutch, hailing from Trinidad and living between Toronto & New York. Kim Katrin Crosby (Milan) is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, activist, speaker and educator. In 2014, she has been an invited speaker at Princeton, Dartmouth, the University Of Texas at Austin and in Montreal at the International LGBT Film Festival and at the very first Spelman & Morehouse Pride among many others.  Her work has taken her across North America speaking on equity, liberation and care, and regularly contributes to various news outlets including the CBC. A prolific writer, she shares her work across social media and is currently Sista Ink’s Sr. Editor of Entertainment & Lifestyle, an online magazine dedicated to tattooed women of color. She is co founder and the Executive Director of The People Project, 8 years in the making; a movement of queer and trans folks of color and our allies, committed to individual and community empowerment through alternative education, art activism and collaboration. This year she was recognized by 'The Root' the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers as a young. Black feminist to watch as well as one of Autostraddle's 100 LGBT Black Women to know sharing the list with Angela Davis, Marsha P. Johnson & Mia McKenzie. She has completed a residency both under D'bi Young and Buddies In Bad Times Theatre and has curated exhibitions, cabarets, events and performed at stages across Canada. She is currently producing and curating the Buddies In Bad Times Cabaret Insatiable Sisters. She also engages in community based healing initiatives including teaching Queer and Brown Girls Yoga, and hosting yearly healing retreats for femme identified Folks of Colour and Indigenous Folks. She is also one of the owners of the Glad Day Book Shop, the oldest LGBT bookstore in the world.


Please note that attendees of this event will be granted free entry into Artist Talk: Yvonne Rainer

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