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Add to Calendar2017-12-06 19:00:00 2017-12-06 21:00:00 America/Edmonton REMIX: Reading Club | Monument On December 6, we invite you to join us in thinking about themes presented by the exhibition RBC Work Room: Dara Humniski and Sergio Serrano – Monument. 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Art Gallery of Alberta info@youraga.ca
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Do you love to read, think and chat, but don’t have time to do all of that? We’re shaking up the AGA Reading Club with our new partner, the Edmonton Public Library, and brand new ways for you to engage with current exhibitions through the medium of your choice. Read a book, check out an article, listen to a podcast, or browse a social media feed. Bring it all together at the AGA, where we’ll tour an exhibition and discuss common themes.

On December 6, we invite you to join us in thinking about themes presented by the exhibition RBC Work Room: Dara Humniski and Sergio Serrano – Monument, including questions of tradition and ritual, artifact and archives, ruins and monuments, the familiar and the unknown.

Media List

A podcast (or two) suggested by the artists:
99% invisible, episode 114: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/ten-thousand-years/
Ideas with Paul Kennedy: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/distant-future-warnings-the-challenges-of-communicating-with-eternity-1.4158805

A short story:
The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu, read by Levar Burton: http://www.levarburtonpodcast.com/

A collaborative novel:
Hotel Angeline, a novel in 26 voices: https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1321172005

A streaming audiobook:
The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman: https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1276054005

A blog post:
How to Bullet Journal: The Ultimate Absolute Guide by The Lazy Genius Collective: http://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/blog/how-to-bullet-journal

A documentary film:
The Artist is Present: https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1064958005

Bios
Dara Humniski photo

Dara Humniski grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and completed Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design at the University of Alberta in 2004. MASS (2011) was her first major gallery installation, hand-painted on site in Manning Hall at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Her work is included in the City of Edmonton’s Public Art Collection and Canadian Centre for Austrian and European Studies at the University of Alberta. She has shown in both solo and group shows since 2005. Humniski is a multi-instrumentalist with a diverse background encompassing fine art, industrial design and carpentry. Using the natural world as a starting point, she experiments with scale and media to assemble fictional worlds with open-ended narratives that express things about the human condition. She is also a founding member of the Loyal Loot Collective.

Photo credit: Fish Griwkowsky

Sergio Serrano is a graphic designer and artist born in Mexico, now based in Edmonton. He received a BA in Design from the University of Alberta in 2009. His design client-work focuses mainly on the arts and education. Literature and mythology are recurring themes in his artwork, which explores the narratives humans create in order to understand themselves and their place in the world around them. He works in print media and book works, creating images and objects that feel both familiar and unknown. His work also deals with the communication and transformation of these narratives in language, content and form. Serrano’s artwork was presented in Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art and he has co-produced public art commissions for the City of Edmonton Civic Art Collection.

Photo credit: Allison Dragsten

Audience:   Adult