Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe RD West Mississauga
* Please note: This is a provisional agenda, subject to change *
9:30 AM: BREAKFAST: Meet and greet
10:30 AM: Welcoming remarks
Asma Mahmood, Founder/Executive Director, Zeitgeist, Founder/Artistic Director, CCAI
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM: Introduction on "DEMO-GRAPHICS"
Chantal Pontbriand, Pontbriand W.O.R.K.S., Curator
Background on discussions, context of what has motivated biennials in the past, their contributions to cultural scenes and how a biennial-type event could work locally
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM: On the dynamics of an international art event
Sarat Maharaj, Curator, Writer, Professor. London, England
11:50 AM- 12:10 PM: Developing Culture with Immigrant Histories
Stuart Keeler, Curator, Artist, Director Museums Mississauga
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM: On a model for working inside communities
Jérôme Poggi, Les Nouveaux Commanditaires, Paris.
12:30 PM- 1:30 PM: LUNCH
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: From an artist's point of view.
Dora Garcia, Visual Artist. Barcelona, Spain
Comments by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga
2:00PM- 3:00 PM: Launching the Event
Gail Dexter Lord, Co-President, Lord Cultural Resources in conversation with Chantal Pontbriand.
3:00 PM- 4:00 PM: Governmental Voices
Paul Damaso, Director, Culture Division, City of Mississauga
Bernice Morrison, Manager, Arts & Culture, City of Brampton
Carolyn Vesely, Program Officer, Ontario Arts Council
Moderated by Yvonne Singer, Co-Director Zeitgeist Artist and Educator
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Institutional Voices
Andrew Hunter, Curator of Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario,
Gaëtane Verna, Director, Power Plant
Mandy Salter, Director Art Gallery of Mississauga
Matthew Hyland, Director, Oakville Galleries
Ann Webb, Managing Director, Contemporary Culture, Royal Ontario Museum
Gordon Hatt, ED, CAFKA Contemporary Arts Forum, Kitchener and Area
Moderated by Thomas Smart, Director, Peel Art Gallery
5:30 PM- 5:45 PM: BREAK
5:45 PM - 6;20 Corporate Voices
Bohdan Shulakewych, Pellman Shulakewych, Macri Barristers, past president MAC
Brian Crombie, partner Crombie Capital , Evolution Optiks, Vice President MAC,
Moderated by Arshad Mahmood, Founder Director, CCAI, Invis
6:20 PM - 7:00 PM: Planning the biennial platform
With Asma Mahmood, Chantal Pontbriand and Yvonne Singer
A discussion about next steps: assembling an organizing committee, considering potential funders, presenting a path forward, scheduling next meeting.
7:00PM – 8:00 PM: Meet with drinks at Novotel Conference Centre Mississauga (Tentative Location)
'Zeitgeist' Think Tank
An exploration and discussion of an innovative approach to biennial.
A project of the Canadian Community Arts Initiative “CCAI” in collaboration with Cre8iv80Studio
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