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Golboo Amani Artist talk at University of Regina

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Games Interdisciplinary Visual arts
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Location

RC 050 in Dr. William Riddell Centre, University of Regina (University of Regina, Department of Visual Arts)

3737 Wascana Parkway

Regina, SK

Directions: Proceed to the University of Regina via Wascana Parkway at Kramer Avenue. Enter Dr. William Riddell Centre from Buffaloberry Way and proceed to the left. The doors to the Visual Arts Department are visible beside Common Ground Coffee House on campus. Proceed through the Visual Arts Department main doors and take the stairs or elevator to the lower level. The lecture theatre RC 050 in on the lower level closest to the stairwell.

Access

Free.

Offered in English and ASL.

Wheelchair accessible and will have a sign language interpreter.

About

Golboo Amani Artist talk at University of Regina

DATE: Friday, October 6

TIME: 12-1 PM

LOCATION: University of Regina, RC 050, 3737 Wascanca Parkway

COST: FREE

Artist Golboo Amani will speak about her art practice from the perspectives of social justice, socially-engaged art and pedagogy. Amani often intervenes in systems that produce knowledge and works in forms traditionally excluded from institutional contexts, including board games. Amani views games as "ready-made" sites for informal pedagogy. In particular, her expansion pack for the popular game Settlers of Catan exposes the racism embedded in and promoted by the game. Further, Unsettling Settlers: Intervention introduces game mechanics that not only question the Capitalist and expansionist underpinnings of Settlers of Catan but introduce positive qualities of cooperation and negotiation.

Amani will also give audiences a unique insight into the process of creating an expansion pack for a board game. Her talk includes a question period for open conversation with students, faculty and members of the public.

Golboo Amani is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist who creates works focused on process and research through various media, including photography, performance, space intervention, digital media and participatory practice. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University and her Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues including the Hemispheric Institute at FOFA (Montreal), FADO Emerging Artists Series (Toronto), TRANSMUTED International Festival of Performance Art (Mexico City) and the LIVE Biennale of Performance Art (Vancouver).

Presented in partnership with the faculty of Media, Art + Performance.

**Registration is not required, but allows us to stay in touch and provide information registrants about the venue. **

Organizer

Art Gallery of Regina

The Art Gallery of Regina is a visionary in contemporary art programming that reflects our time and place within an engaged and diverse community.

Mission

Our mission is to support artists and engage audiences through contemporary art programming.

Supporting artists involves supporting artists' vision and voices, from every level of Saskatchewan's cultural ecology, by:

seeking out and encouraging artists with group and solo exhibition opportunities;

hosting captivating exhibitions in which gallery visitors can locate their interests and experiences;

providing professional development opportunities;

providing supportive experiences for exhibiting artists;

providing open access opportunities for amateur and recreational artists; and

facilitating connections between artists and artists and the larger community.

Engaging audiences includes attracting, involving, inspiring and creating community, and a sense of identity and place, through:

free admission to all exhibitions;

affordably-priced and accessible public workshops;

free artist talks and opportunities to connect with professional artists; and

thought-provoking and accessible didactic materials.

Innvovative and collaborative partnerships with community and arts organizations to expand outreach and diversity.

Values

We practice these values in our planning, decision-making and behaviour:

Contemporary – We exhibit contemporary art that has meaning to our diverse communities, showing work that is relevant to our time and place.

​Accountability -- We function with high standards of operations and accountability that support AGR's sustainability.

​Community Engagement-- We are inviting, welcoming, and supportive to the public and artists while continually expanding our community both regionally and locally.

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