Date - Saturday, October 24, 2015
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
The Queer Feeling of Tomorrow
Curator’s Talk by Adam Barbu, Winner of the Middlebrook Prize
Saturday, October 24 at 4 pm
The first of its kind in Canada, the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators aims to inspire positive social change through creativity and connectedness in a time of unprecedented economic, environmental, social, and cultural challenges. Adam Barbu is the 3rd winner of the Middlebrook Prize, awarded for his exhibition project The Queer Feeling of Tomorrow, continuing at the Art Gallery of Guelph until December 13, 2015.
With The Queer Feeling of Tomorrow Barbu explores themes of doubt, resilience, and political agency through the work of six contemporary artists: Sunil Gupta (London UK), John Hanning (Brooklyn NY), Shan Kelley (Montreal), Julia Martin (Ottawa), David Poolman (Toronto) and Laurel Woodcock (Toronto). Barbu’s talk will focus on the work of these artists.
Saturday, October 24
4:00 pm: Wine and cheese reception courtesy of AGG (all are welcome)
4:30 pm: Curator’s Talk by Adam Barbu
5:15 pm: Awards Ceremony (open to the public)
The Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators is funded by the Centre Wellington Community Foundation’s Middlebrook Social Innovation Fund and the Guelph Community Foundation’s Musagetes Fund, with support from John and Miranda Kissick.