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The galleries in this section reference contemporary art works related to the residencies, and can be used as curricular references for educators, artists, and reserachers.

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Artist Residencies: Challenging notions of “getting away from it all”

An overview of artist residencies that challenge the idea of a residency as a “retreat” away from everyday burdens.

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Forms of Institutional Critique: Challenging Collection Practices

This gallery showcases artists and and art practices as forms of institutional critique.

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Wandering Collections: Marginalia, Text & Writing

This gallery explores writing and text as alternative forms of visual artistic practice.

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Small Things For­got­ten 2

Abjection and Monument

Images in this gallery explore the notions of abject and monument, confronting the viewer with what appears attrac­tive or repul­sive, pre­cious or worth­less, alive or dead.

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Hazel Meyer Balls

The Performance of Time

Considering concepts such as time, performance, and duration the work in this gallery raise questions about labor, temporality and daily life.

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Upside-down and Back­wards

Land and Place

Heroic images of land­scape are often mapped directly onto a Cana­dian sense of place and iden­tity. This gallery examines the complexities of land and nation in contemporary art.

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Your Lupins or Your Life

Production, Value and Consumption

Artists and images selected for this gallery question the value of cultural and social production using garbage, poo humor, and snow.

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