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On Economy: A Sunday Service

May 5 to May 26, 2013

Announcing the inaugural On Economy: A Sunday Service

Sunday, May 5 (2013) at 11:00AM
at UNIT/PITT Projects (15 E. Pender)

This new addition to UNIT/PITT Projects’ public program – On Economy: A Sunday Service – is an event that will provide an opportunity to engage with texts relating to issues bound within art and economies. We invite anyone to bring text-based works in process to UNIT/PITT in order to facilitate a writing and editing workshop.

On Economy: A Sunday Service will move on to a discussion surrounding a piece of literature selected from GRAY’s curriculum. Engaging in the shared interests of GRAY the first Sunday will be inaugurated by collaboratively reading and discussing:

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i. Chris Kraus’ proposition of “Radical Localism” in Where Art Belongs (2011)

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ii. E.F. Schumacher’s propositions of “Ownership” in Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered (1973)

Join the discussion to consider these writers as resonant parts of cultural exchange: How are these writers situated in the scheme of art and economies? What is a stake through their implied exchanges?

Tea, coffee and copies of each text will be provided.

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Sunday, May 12 (2013) at 11:00AM with Zoë Kreye and Catherine Grau
at UNIT/PITT Projects (15 E. Pender)

The event that will provide an opportunity to engage with texts relating to issues bound within art and economies.

Firstly – we invite anyone to bring text-based works-in-process to UNIT/PITT Projects to facilitate a writing and editing workshop.

On Economy: A Sunday Service will then move on to a discussion surrounding topics concerning unlearning and illiteracy with our guests Zoë Kreye and Catherine Grau as they work towards their project – Unlearning Weekenders – taking place in June of this year.

Tea, coffee and readings will be provided.

Zoë Kreye‘s artwork looks to engage the public in relations beyond aesthetics, with the goal of building inclusive, bottom-up associations that have the potential to be catalysts for change within dominant social systems. Often looking outside the realm of art, her projects take the form of clubs, rituals, workshops, adventures, discussions and social sculpture. In 2009, she completed a MFA in Public Art & New Artistic Strategies at the Bauhaus University Weimar, and in 2010 she cofounded the Berlin artist collective Process Institute. She produces collaborative community arts projects, independently, collectively, and within institutional structures in Berlin, Montreal, Vancouver, New York and Istanbul. Currently she teaches Studio Arts and Social Practice at Emily Carr University of
Art & Design.

Catherine Grau works in the field of collaborative public art practice. She has organized and participated in a wide range of projects, including Überlebenskunst at Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Soziokulturfond-funded KoCA Inn and currently the Flint Public Art Project. Her work develops within interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations that playfully and critically explore the potentials of social interaction and manifestations of reclaiming the commons. Since 2010 she is cofounder of the artist collective Process Institute. She holds an MFA in Public Art & New Artistic Strategies from the Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany and is currently based in New York and Berlin.
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Sunday, May 26 (2013) at 11:00AM 
at UNIT/PITT Projects (15 E. Pender)

On May 26 at 11:00AM On Economy: A Sunday Service will start as a writing and editing workshop and will later move on to facilitate a pinch pot workshop with fresh clay alongside a reading from George Orwell’s Some Thoughts on the Common Toad:

 

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Tea, coffee, clay and copies of the text will be provided.


Previous event: GRAY School (1) May 5 to May 26, 2013

Next event: Steven Brekelmans, Colleen Heslin, Devon Knowles, Frieda-raye Green, Ben Raymer, and Ian Robert Sandilands: I.O.U. May 17 to July 6, 2013

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