Following articule’s Montréal Monochrome IV: Study Hall, members of the Fabulous Committee present Table Setting, a dinner conversation series seeking to create more spaces at articule for Indigenous and people of colour artists, educators, activists, and community members to speak with each other.
Table Setting will take place in two parts: the first will be an open table discussion moderated by a special guest, a porous centre table of conversation where participants come to and away from as the conversation shifts. Dinner will be served as the second part of the evening. In the hopes of recreating the safety and intimacy of shared meals, participants will share food in smaller groups. This will provide the time for honest conversations that stay attentive to the theme of the evening but grow organically, without the structure of the facilitated discussion.
Table Setting, as it incorporates elements of mediated discussion with community gathering, is one way articule is attempting to practice the suggestions for a safer space that arose out of the centre’s ongoing consultation in relation to anti-oppression.
The first event will be held on Thursday, October 27, at 6 PM, facilitated by the independent curator cheyanne turions. All are welcome. Bring your own plate and utensils (BYOP). Donations appreciated.
cheyanne turions is an independent curator currently based in Toronto. From the farmlands of Treaty 8, she is of settler and Indigenous ancestry. Her work approaches the space of exhibition as alive—the gallery is a place of dialogue where the propositions of artists come into contact with publics, questioning ways of seeing and being in relation. She sits on the Board of Directors for Kunstverein Toronto, the Editorial Advisory Committee for C Magazine and the Education and Community Engagement Committee at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is the director of No Reading After the Internet (Toronto) and the Artistic Director at Trinity Square Video.
We would like to thank the Institute for Gender, Sexualty and Feminist Studies (IGSF) for its support.