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The FOFA Gallery will present CONTESTED SITE: ARCHIVES AND THE CITY, an exhibition programmed concurrently with the Universities Art Association of Canada conference (UAAC). UAAC is held at a different university each year and is the largest Canadian conference for scholars and practitioners in the fine arts.
Through photography, video, printmaking, drawing, storytelling, performance, and dog parks, the artists involved in CONTESTED SITE: ARCHIVES AND THE CITY make clear how artists perform as researchers as well as producers of cultural content. The exhibition looks closely at this relationship and showcases the diverse outcomes produced by Concordia’s fine arts community including both current and past faculty, staff, students and alumni. The works exhibited in this show highlight the emerging phenomenon of research/creation, which is redefining institutions, pedagogy, funding agencies and artistic practice in a reflexive manner, as perhaps a contested site itself.