Fillip: Artist Collectivism in London, Ontario

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Christopher Régimbal on Institutions by Artists
December 2–4, 2014

Fillip is pleased to present a series of discussions on artist-run culture in Ontario, Canada in conjunction with the release of Fillip 19 last spring.

Join curator and art historian Christopher Régimbal over two nights in London and Toronto for an in-depth discussion of the cultural legacy of London, Ontario—which Régimbal positions as the epicenter of the artist-run movement. In particular, he will discuss the social, cultural, and political forces behind London’s Regionalist movement, spearheaded in the 1960s by artists including Greg Curnoe and Jack Chambers and culminating in the creation of key spaces like Region Gallery and 20/20 Gallery and ultimately the birth of CARFAC in 1968.

London, Ontario
December 2, 7pm
Screening: R34 (Jack Chambers, 1967)
DNA Artspace
123 Dundas Street

Toronto, Ontario
December 5, 5pm
Discussion: Jamelie Hassan, Ron Benner, and Julian Jason Haladyn
A Space
110-401 Richmond Street West

Christopher Régimbal is a curator and art historian based in Toronto. He is Exhibition and Projects Coordinator at the University of Toronto’s Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, where he has coordinated many exhibitions, including the internationally travelling Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada, 1965–1980. His most recent curatorial project was Bruce Nauman: Audio/Video Piece for London, Ontario at the Forest City Gallery. He has written about twentieth- and twenty-first-century art for magazines in Canada, the United States, and Europe, including Fuse, Camera Austria, and Art Papers.

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