25 October 2016 7pm
Curator and Critic’s Talk
Éric Mangion |Art and Society
Steps/Mesures is a short-term residency program presented in partnership with the Institut Français and the Consulate General of France in Toronto. This program invites artists and curators living in France for a series of short-term residencies in Toronto between Winter 2015 and Winter 2016 to forge conversation between cultural ecologies. The next guest of the series will be Nice based curator Éric Mangion.
Eric Mangion is the director of the Villa Arson’s art centre in Nice, France. Since 2006, he has organized a cycle of collective exhibitions at the centre, focusing on ephemeral practices including sound, theater, poetry and performance art. From 1993 to 2005, Mangion directed the FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, and was Artistic Director for the 2010 edition of the festival Printemps de Septembre (September for Spring), Une forme pour toute action (Every Action Has a Form). As an art critic Mangion has contributed to numerous publications including Art Press, and in 2007 was artistic director of the review Fresh Théorie III.
Mangion will speak about his upcoming web review: Switch On Paper, which aims to disclose connections between art and society through investigative texts, as well as consider how artists shed light on events located throughout the world and life.
With special thanks to Selma Toprak at the Consulate General of France in Toronto, and Vincent Gonzalvez at the Institut Français, Paris.
Image credit: Lone Twin The Boat Project Chantier