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Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity

George Steeves, Self-Portrait with Mirror 2001
George Steeves, Self-Portrait with Mirror 2001

George Steeves, Self-Portrait in Mirror 2001
9 Sep 2017 – 12 Nov 2017

Organized by MSVU Art Gallery, Bodies in Translation, and Nova Scotia Centre on Aging.

MSVU Art Gallery is collaborating with the SSHRC-funded project entitled “Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life” and the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging at MSVU. In keeping with the projectís focus on socially engaged creative work by artists who embody difference, the works in Bodies in Translation address various facets of aging, including age-related disability. The exhibition features work by Maritimes-based artists, Cecil Day, Michael Fernandes, Karen Langlois, Onni Nordman, MJ Sakurai, George Steeves and Anna Torma.

Creatively Engaging: Disability Arts, Aesthetics, and Accessibility Thursday 21 September at 7-9pm
Location: Lindsay Childrenís Room, 2nd floor, Halifax Central Library

ASL interpretation and audio amplification
Free and open to the public

Eliza Chandler, co-curator of Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity and partners on the SSHRC Partnership Grant Bodies in Translation: Activist Arts, Technology, and Access to Life, will engage in a public dialogue centring on disability arts and its role in the disability rights and justice movements, the emergence of disability aesthetics, and practices of accessible curation. Throughout this talk, Fisher and Chandler will refer to the exhibition, Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity on display at MSVU Art Gallery, co-curated with Ingrid Jenkner, a fully accessible, multi-disciplinary group show that explores the convergences of aging and artistic practices.

Age and Creativity: Conversation with the artists and curators Saturday 23 September at 2-4pm
Location: MSVU Art Gallery

ASL interpretation and audio amplification
Free and open to the public

Artists Cecil Day and George Steeves will be joined by curators Ingrid Jenkner and Eliza Chandler to discuss their work in the group show Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity on view at MSVU Art Gallery. In this conversation, the artists will talk about their work in this exhibition, how it responds to the theme, aging creatively, and how the challenge to make their art accessible changed, or even enhanced, their work. The panel discussion will be preceded by a performance by artist Michael Fernandes at 1:30pm.

Reception to Celebrate International Day of the Older Person Sunday 1 October at 2-4pm
Location: MSVU Art Gallery

ASL interpretation and audio amplification
Free and open to the public

Join the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging for a reception to celebrate Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity in conjunction with National Seniors Day and International Day of Older Persons. For more information contact nsca@msvu.ca.

Multi-perspective panel: How can art and art exhibitions challenge assumptions about aging? Monday 30 October at 3:30-5:30pm
Location: MSVU Art Gallery
Free and open to the public

More details to come, please contact nsca@msvu.ca for more information.

Please consult the Accessibility Guide for information on Accessibility Supports available and the Interpretive Guide for more information on the exhibition.

Accessibility Guide - Bodies in TranslationAccessibility Guide - Bodies in Translation (441 Kb) Accessibility Guide - Bodies in Translation (Word Doc)Accessibility Guide - Bodies in Translation (Word Doc) (680 Kb)

Interpretive Guide - Bodies in TranslationInterpretive Guide - Bodies in Translation (2.2 Mb) Interpretive Guide - Bodies in Translation (Word Doc)Interpretive Guide - Bodies in Translation (Word Doc) (286 Kb)

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Exhibition Images
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Anna Torma, Red Fragmens 1 2017Cecil Day, Grasses 2016George Steeves, Self-Portrait in Mirror 2001Karen Langlois, A Story 3 2014Michael Fernandes, Group On 2017
MJ Sakurai, Vintage Plumbing and WiringOnni Nordman, Amoung the Chancellors (deatil) 2017     


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