Call for Papers! Parallel: A Roundtable on the History and Archiving of Artist Run Centres in Canada
Artist-run centres (ARCs) have undoubtedly helped to shape Canadian culture, yet their histories have been understudied in both art history and museum studies. This roundtable invites participants to dialogue about how we can better account for ARCs in Canadian art history and why–against a backdrop of increasing equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility throughout the art world–the history of ARCs is so pressing right now. If ARCs truly were, and continue to be, parallel institutions, how have they challenged hegemonic discourses of authority, artistic agency, equity, and accessibility and how do these challenges contribute to a richer understanding of cultural history in Canada? We invite participants to apply to this roundtable whose professional experience and/or research takes up these concerns at both a practical and theoretical level.
Keywords: artist-run-centre, Canadian art, art institutions, gallery, art history
“Parallel: A Roundtable on the History and Archiving of Artist Run Centres in Canada”
University of Lethbridge