23 May 2019 7pm
SESSION is a project modelling itself after an incubator that invites cultural practitioners to engage with questions that emerge out of a given exhibition.
EMILIA-AMALIA | in residence invites artist Amy Wong to lead a performative lecture focusing on mother-work as interwoven with social, communal and activist work. Wong explores a range of inspirations and traditions: the popularity of mid-19th Century quilting bees, Cantonese traditions of postpartum nourishment and healing, and the artist’s own use of and thinking around breast milk production as linked to cultural production.
Amy Wong completed her MFA at York University, Toronto and post-graduate studies at De Ateliers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Recent projects include AAFG x Art Metropole at the Toronto Art Book Fair at Kem Xuân Hương Ice Cream Shop, Chinatown Centre, Toronto; Shared Conversations: A Dinner with ARCs across Canada, Modern Fuel, Kingston, Ontario; Institutional Critique Teach-In and Catalogue Cover, Gardiner Museum, Toronto. Forthcoming projects include Room for Taking Care at the OCAD University Graduate Gallery, Toronto; Alimentary at Obrera Centro, Mexico City. She is a 2019-2020 fellow of the Toronto Arts Council Cultural Leader’s Lab at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta.
Registration for the event opens 7 May, and is limited to twenty persons; please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.536.1519
SESSION is made possible with Leading Support from TD Bank Group