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Care Crisis, Care Connective: An Open Forum on Cultural Work

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Care Crisis, Care Connective: An Open Forum on Cultural Work

Helena Reckitt and Curating and Caring workshop collaborators, Raju Rage, Precarious Workers Brigade, Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn and Boo Watson

Hosted by Letters & Handshakes
Saturday, September 23, 10am–6pm
Blackwood Gallery

The forum is FREE, open to the public, and includes lunch, free childcare, and transportation from downtown Toronto. A FREE shuttle bus will depart from Mercer Union (1286 Bloor Street West) at 9:15am, returning for 6:45pm. Registration for shuttle bus, childcare, and lunch is required. Please RSVP.


The idea of the crisis of care highlights the diffuse strain and persistent inequalities that pervade the work of care—even as the perpetuation of the dominant system of production structurally relies on care’s unbroken performance. Cultural work and art institutions are hardly immune to the symptoms of care crisis. This open forum assembles artists, activists, curators, and researchers to navigate care gaps in curatorial practice in particular and the cultural sector in general. The primary goal, however, is to share vocabularies, experiences, and frameworks to aid in centring an ethos of care in efforts to transform conditions and relations in the cultural sector. Care Crisis, Care Connective: An Open Forum on Cultural Work unfolds through a sequence of workshops and performances.

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10am–12pm: Curating and Caring Workshop
Curator Helena Reckitt and participants in the Curating and Caring workshops will present new propositions for curating with care.

12–1pm: …yeah but can we listen tho?
Performance by Raju Rage

1–2pm: Lunch

2–4pm: Training for Exploitation: Politicizing Employability and Reclaiming Education
With Precarious Workers Brigade (Kay Dickinson and Janna Graham)
Introduced by Nicole Cohen of Cultural Workers Organize

4–6pm: The Wages Due Song Workshop
With Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn and Boo Watson

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Habits of Care, on view at the Blackwood Gallery from September 11–30, 2017, and as part of Take Care, Circuit 1: Labour of Curation.


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About Take Care
Encompassing a five-part exhibition series, performances, and workshops, Take Care mobilizes more than 100 artists, activists, curators, and researchers confronting the crisis of care. Take Care unfolds as a series of five exhibition themes, or circuits of care. For more information on the exhibitions, upcoming public programs and events, please visit www.blackwoodgallery.ca.

The Blackwood Gallery promotes LGBTQ2 positive spaces and experiences and is barrier-free. The gallery is FREE and open to the public.

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