Artists’ Talk & Book Launch: Precarious: Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge

CondeBeverdigeItsStillPrivilegedArt01Cover1975image credit: It’s Still Privileged Art (1975), courtesy of the artists

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
1:30-2:30pm (talk)
2:30-4:00pm (reception & book launch)

Maureen Forrester Recital Hall Foyer, John Aird Centre
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave. West
Waterloo, ON

Join us for an artists’ talk by Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge in conjunction with their exhibition, Precarious, at the Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University. Condé and Beveridge will speak about their show in relation to work, its social value, and representation; their process of collaboration; and their involvement in collective efforts to improve the socio-economic conditions of visual artists in Canada.

The talk will be followed by a reception to launch the accompanying exhibition catalogue, Precarious: Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge, designed by Chris Lee and edited by Letters & Handshakes. Featuring 42 images, the book includes an essay about Condé and Beveridge’s work by Bryan D. Palmer (Canada Research Chair in Canadian Studies, Trent University) and an interview with Condé and Beveridge about art worker activism by Nicole S. Cohen and Greig de Peuter.

The reception will be followed by a panel conversation–Getting a Foot in the Door? Debating Unpaid Internships.

Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge live and work in Toronto. They have collaborated with various trade union and community organizations in the production of their staged photographic and banner work over the past thirty years. Their work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally in the trade union movement as well as art galleries and museums. Their work has been included in exhibitions at the Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, the Netherlands (2013), Manif d’art – The Québec City Biennial (2014), and Really Useful Knowledge, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2014). Condé and Beveridge received an Honourary Doctorate from OCAD University in 2010, the Cesar Chavez Black Eagle Cultural Award from the United Food and Commercial Workers, Canada in 2011, and the Prix de mérite artistique from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2013. Conde + Beveridgé are members of CARFAC/CARCC.

Funding for this event is generously provided by the Council for the Intellectual and Cultural Development of the Arts and the Department of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.