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Prescribing Art! From Rule-Based Art to Social Practice 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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Solving the riddle of “what is art?” has no easy answer… although one “logical” approach is to create art shaped by a pre-determined framework. Prescriptive examples explored in this workshop include rule-based art (where an artist proposes criteria to be followed); art multiples (a proposition for multiple iterations of the same art object); and social prescriptions (distinct from art therapy, a doctor prescribes activities e.g. art making, as a remedy to a health concern). Attending this session will encompass a range of art-making activities including creating an art multiple, guerilla gardening, and devising your own set of rules for making 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: Buky Schwartz "Three Angels of Observation", Courtesy of the Artist.

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Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Alberta College of Art + Design

1407 14 Ave NW

Calgary, AB T2N 4R3

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