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Prescribing Art! From Rule-Based Art to Social Practice

Alberta College of Art + Design (Illingworth Kerr Gallery on 3rd Floor) Calgary, Alberta

Visual Arts, Multi/Interdisciplinary — Hands-On Activity, Talks and Discussion

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) is celebrating 60 years with an exhibition entitled Unpacking IKG: 60 Years a Gallery and this is a workshop in conjunction.

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 (an artist proposes criteria to be followed); art multiples (a proposition for iterations of the same art object); and social prescriptions (distinct from art therapy, a doctor prescribes activities e.g. art making, as a remedy). Attending this session will encompass a range of art-making activities including creating an art multiple, guerrilla gardening, and devising your own set of rules for making art.

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Thu 27 Sep No events scheduled.
Fri 28 Sep No events scheduled.
Sat 29 Sep No events scheduled.


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1407 14th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta


Access via LRT station SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee Closest paid parking available at J2 (Jubilee) lot Illingworth Kerr Gallery is in ACAD's 3rd floor main mall


Alberta College of Art and Design (Illingworth Kerr Gallery)

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) offers studio-based degrees, preparing learners for careers in visual endeavors. ACAD's on-campus public art gallery, the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) provides a platform for curated exhibitions with a focus on contemporary visual culture. The IKG supports curricular learning, provides a rich mix of public programming, and participates in global dialogue by hosting local, regional and international artists working in a variety of disciplines. In 2018, the IKG celebrates it's 60th anniversary.

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Cassandra Paul

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Marion Garden
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This event requires pre-registration. Please sign-up here.
This event is in English.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Keywords: Youth/Teens, Walking, Tour, Studio Tour, Storytelling, Photography, Family Friendly, Contemporary, Exhibition, archives, graffiti, public art, art history, hub-acad

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