we are what we care for

A symposium on care at Gallery TPW

we are what we care for

July 4 – 8, 2023
Gallery TPW, Toronto

We are what we care for is a week-long symposium that brings together artists, curators and arts workers to explore modalities of care and their potential to transform how we might work together. In this symposium, we ask how the arts – not as a sector but as a community – can imagine transformation as a practice of consistent care. How can this call for change be instigated through the microcosms of our relationships? How do we refuse the colonial production of precarity, so we may tend to our labour less like machines, and more like gardens? How do we choose between the transformation or abandonment of the institution?

Over the course of a week, Gallery TPW will become a place of dialogue, collegiality, and rest as we collectively dream how institutional transformations might be sparked in the ways we care for one another.

Participants include:
Keynote speakers Zainub Verjee and iLiana Fokianaki
Andrea Fatona and Richard Fung with Amy Fung
Syrus Marcus Ware
Abraham O. Oghobase
Julian Diego of SKETCH Working Arts and Rinchen Dolma of Made in Exile
Gifts for 2 Spirited Youth by Sheri Nault, Marta Croll-Baehre, and Kay Nadjiwon
Guidance Council by Alexandra Hong and Peter Rahul
Tangled Art + Disability
WAVEform Collective (Liz Ikiriko and Toleen Touq)
Kai Cheng Thom
Kiera Boult
Geneviève Wallen and Marsya Maharani

Space design by:
Rihab Essayh

View the full program: www.gallerytpw.ca/we-are-what-we-care-for

All programs are free to attend; registration is encouraged.

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Gallery TPW is a leading artist-run centre dedicated to exhibiting underrepresented artistic and curatorial practices that push the boundaries of lens-based work.

170 St. Helens Ave
Toronto, ON, M6H 4A1
info@gallerytpw.ca | 416-645-1066

Accessibility: Gallery TPW has ramp access, an accessible ground-floor washroom, and clear, unobstructed pathways within the gallery. For more information, visit here.