Lulu Series: Justin Langlois
Terms and Conditions: Art and Engagement in Public
Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:00pm | Richmond City Hall
Seating is limited
What business does art have getting involved in the wider world? This question continually underwrites countless socially-engaged art projects that create encounters with a range of publics, and yet it remains particularly sticky.
Art projects that take the form of temporary interventions, community-engaged events, or even experimental institutions are shaped by and for the public. In this dynamic, socially-engaged art allows new questions to be asked of existing lived circumstances as it generates unsuspecting challenges through creative interrogations and dialogical processes. This talk will present a range of approaches to making art with, through, and in the public. He will propose new ways in which we can enliven the terms of engagement between artists, cities and communities.
JUSTIN LANGLOIS is an artist, educator and writer. His practice explores collaborative structures, critical pedagogy and custodial frameworks as tools for gathering, learning and making. He is the co-founder and research director of Broken City Lab, the founder of The School for Eventual Vacancy, and curator of The Neighbourhood Time Exchange. He is currently an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Integrated Learning in the Faculty of Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and the Lead Artist on Locals Only with AKA Artist-Run in Saskatoon, supported through the Canada Council’s New Chapter initiative. justinlanglois.com
This talk will be preceded by a short performance by the Vietnamese musical duo, KHAC CHI BAMBOO MUSIC. The well-established musicians will showcase a range of traditional and contemporary songs on rare and unique bamboo instruments. khacchi.com.