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Monuments to Graffiti: A Workshop Unpacking Public Art with Dick Averns

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Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Alberta College of Art + Design

1407 14 Ave NW

Calgary, AB T2N 4R3

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Public art appears in many forms, from easily recognizable monuments to more challenging approaches such as graffiti. This easy-to-follow workshop enables you to readily understand multiple forms of artistic practice, with a focus on historical and contemporary public art. The program structure incorporates topical examples of public art from Calgary and beyond, as well as a user-friendly worksheet and walking tour of selected public artworks on campus. By the end of the session you will have a stronger understanding of how, and why, public art is created and produced, enabling a more informed basis from which to critique public art.

As an inter-disciplinary artist, Dick Averns’ oeuvre spans sculpture, performance, installation, lens-based media, and writing on art and culture, regularly exploring socio-political themes, often as public art. The content of his practice recalibrates the commodification of space: probing how spaces are valued, bought, sold, exchanged, or even fought over. Thematic examples include identity politics, mental health, environmental issues, and conflict.

image courtesy Andy Nichols

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Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Alberta College of Art + Design

1407 14 Ave NW

Calgary, AB T2N 4R3

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