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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Visiting Artist Sylvie Fortin at Clemson University, Monday, February 3

Monday February 3  @  6pm

Lee Hall Room 100  (next to Lee Gallery)
Sylvie Fortin became the Executive and Artistic Director of La Biennale de Montréal in September 2013, and in the year preceding this appointment she was the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University.  

As Editor-in-Chief (2004-2007) and Executive Director/Editor (2007-2012) of ART PAPERS, she led the organization from a regional publication to a global thought-leader. She was Curator of the 5th Quebec City Biennale (2010), Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa, 1996-2001), Program Coordinator at la chambre blanche (Quebec City, 1991-1994), and a long-term collaborator with OBORO (Montreal, 1994-2001). Her critical essays and reviews have been published in catalogues, anthologies, and periodicals across the Americas and Europe, including Artforum International, Art Press, C Magazine, Espace, Fuse, NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, and Parachute. Educated at the University of Toronto, Université Laval, and Duke University, she has received numerous nationally and internationally significant grants and awards as a curator and critic, as well as for her academic research. 

She has also worked as an independent curator, critic, editor, and art historian who has sought to operate as a cultural decontamination agent, and her curatorial research is looking into hospitality and pondering the existence of something like a non- aligned aesthetics. 

Sylvie Fortin's visit is a sponsored event of the Department of Art and the Center for Visual Arts.  Funding has been made possible by the Board of the Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University.  Her lecture is free and open to the public.

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