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Art Movements

Tue Jul 09 to Aug 20, 2019, All Day

Part of the Community Arts Space: What we long for
Podcast Project
Co-presented with Hyperallergic

This is a podcast listening station located outside the Exhibition Hall.

Hyperallergic is a forum for serious, playful, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today. Read by a million people each month, it is a leading source of art news, views, and reviews. Established in 2018, Art Movements is Hyperallergic’s leading art podcast designed to connect the general public to the diverse stories of art around the world.

As a student at the University of Toronto, host Hrag Vartanian was a frequent visitor to the Gardiner Museum. Inspired by the Gardiner’s collection, the series invites prominent artists like Shary Boyle and Kent Monkman to explore the social history of ceramics and its multifaceted role in our culture. Through personal anecdotes, art historical reflection, and archival recordings, this limited-run podcast series explores issues at the intersection of contemporary ceramics and museums.

Episode 1:
Kent Monkman’s Mission to Decenter the Colonial Museum

Episode 2:

Shary Boyle’s Exploration of the Fantastic and Political Lives of Clay

Episode 3:

The Largely Unknown History of Blackface in Canada

Episode 4:

The History, Context, and Legacy of an Ancient Plate by the Maya


July 11, 7:30 – 9 pm
Hrag Vartanian in Conversation with Shary Boyle
Hrag Vartanian moderates a public conversation with Canadian artist Shary Boyle on the social history of ceramic objects and contemporary art.

About Community Arts Space: What we long for

Grounded in the ability of clay to transform, the Community Arts Space is a platform for experimentation and socially-engaged art. Established in 2016, the project connects artists, makers, organizers, and residents through the creation of public projects that inspire social action. This year, we’re showcasing four public projects in collaboration with local and international artists, curators, community, cultural and media organizations that focus on the theme “What we long for.” Learn more

Image: Shary Boyle, Triumph of the Will, 2010,  Gardiner Museum. Gift of Sarah and Tom Milroy. Photographer: Brian Boyle