Exploratory, out-of-the-box programs, art experiences, research and social practice projects that do not always ‘fit’ within our physical gallery spaces.
Work-In-Progress is a series taking you behind the scenes to explore projects taking shape inside and outside of the AGGV's gallery spaces. In this podcast you will hear from artists, museum staff, community collaborators and even different hosts as you discover a range of contemporary art practices and projects in process.
Blueprints for the Afrofuture
Curated by Kemi Craig
Building on the work of artist Denyse Thomasos, whose paintings speak to the experience of the African diaspora, Kemi Craig will be collaborating with Black artists and collectives from across BC to create art/offerings that support local Black presence and experiences.
Listeners in Residence
Curated by Regan Shrumm
Listener In Residence Part 1 is an intergenerational art project focused on isolation and loneliness in collaboration with Luther Court Senior Care Home. Listeners In Residence Part 2 is an intergenerational mentorship program connecting LGBTQ2+ youth with LGBTQ2+ seniors.
Feminist Art Field School
Led in collaboration with the University of Victoria the Feminist Art Field School is an online course geared towards students, artists, curators and community members interested in gender, feminism and the porous boundaries between art, activism and academic practice.
Indigenous Intergenerational Exchange
The Indigenous Intergenerational Exchange was an online gathering space created to connnect 15 contributors to social justice and frontline activism, culminating in an evolving exhibition titled Holding Ground, and sharing a glimpse into the continuum of Indigenous resistance across generations.
Digital Potentials Advisory
The Digital Potentials Advisory is an multiphase collaboration with a unique group of digital scholars, researching and exploring digital humanism, data ethics, queer computing, and the long term transformation of existing museum models within the AGGV's collections database.
Collaborative GIF Mosaic with Howie Tsui
Inspired by Howie Tsui’s referential video collage, previously installed in the exhibition Retainers of Anarchy, this Collaborative Gif Mosaic encourages anyone from the community to engage with the artist’s interest in visual sampling, memory and nostalgia which permeate his recent media work.
A forum for speculation on what the gallery can’t hold
While Black will consist of a multi-year series of public presentations developed by Black curators from across Canada to consider both the limits and possibilities of the relationship between contemporary art spaces in Canada and Black art, artists, arts workers, and audiences.
Around the Island
Alexis Hogan’s lichen
Around the Island is an initative to support projects happening in smaller/remote areas in this region. The first project was conceived by Alexis Hogan as “a mobile programming and project space not limited to foundations, nor the traditional construction of an art gallery or artist-run space.”
Disassemble the Arts
Disassemble the Arts is an evolving accessibility initiative featuring interviews, public programs and community conversations, aimed at creating longer-term changes in the Victoria arts community and highlighting communities who have been historically not included in the arts.
The Pervasiveness of Water/Cannot Go Against the Tide
Wa’witłala is an ongoing project inspired by Dzawada’enuxw artist Marianne Nicolson’s work addressing river systems. This collaborative project explores issues related to water from an Indigenous worldview, and aims to create space for discussions across cultures and disciplines.
In the Present Moment
Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice
In the Present Moment, curated by Haema Sivanesan, is a major multi-phase research, publication and exhibition project, which contributes to a growing body of curatorial and scholarly research concerned with understanding the impacts of Buddhism on the history of contemporary art.