galerie leonard et bina ellen

Our public programs include artist and curator talks, guided exhibition tours, panel discussions, lecture series, concerts, and film and video screenings.

All activites are open to the public. Free Admission.
World of Matter: Exposing Resource Ecologies

Judy Price. White Oil, 2014. Image still from the video, 65 min.
Talk + Screening

The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery and DHC/ART present:

Thursday, February 19

5:30 pm: a talk by artist Ursula Biemann, including a screening of her work Black Sea Files and a conversation between the artist and Emily Scott (in English)

7:00 pm: Screening of White Oil by Judy Price (in Arabic with English subtitles)

Maxwell Cummings Auditorium
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1379, rue Sherbrooke Ouest (corner Avenue du Musée)
Free admission
Metro: Guy-Concordia
Bus: 24

February 20 – 21
World of Matter: Extractive Ecologies and Unceded Terrains

Co-organized by Krista Lynes (Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies, Associate Professor in Communication Studies, Concordia University) and Darin Barney (Canada Research Chair in Technology & Citizenship, Associate Professor in Communication Studies, McGill University)

Darin Barney, Mabe Bethônico, Ursula Biemann, Amanda Boetzkes, Heather Davis, Alain Deneault, Adam Dickinson, Eduardo Kohn, Brenda Longfellow, Helge Mooshammer, Scott Morgensen, Peter Mortenböck, Shirley Roburn, Rafico Ruiz, Emily Scott, Audra Simpson, Nicole Starosielski, Imre Szeman, Zoe Todd, Gisèle Trudel, Lonnie van Brummelen, Peter von Tiesenhauen

Concordia University
EV 7.735,
1515 St-Catherine St. W.

The world of matter has been forcefully sculpted in the last several centuries by the twin projects of colonialism and capitalism. The very movement of human activity under modernity has rested on the formation of a standing reserve of nature, a category whose flexibility has variously expanded and contracted to include both humans and non-human others as targets for exploitation and extractive energy. Carbon industries, forestry, mining, agri-business, construction, mega-farming and fishing participate in worlding the world as mere matter, asserting deep and unforgiving property rights in dispersed territories around the globe. Nevertheless, at each point in this cartography of extraction one finds committed points of resistance and unceded terrains, both material and symbolic. This symposium asks how the fields of contemporary art and media studies, indigenous studies and resistance movements, critical environmental studies, new ethnography and science and technology studies might bring into focus the globalizing dynamics of extractive ecologies. It seeks to build substantive discursive grounds for resisting incursions into sovereign land, denials of the rights of nature, and the persistent dispossession of indigenous and First Nation peoples. It asks, What unceded terrains precede and interrupt the excavatory depths of imperial ecologies? What interventions ensure the defense of land, labour, survival and species diversity in the globalized present?

The symposium can be watched online:
Friday, Feb 20
Saturday, Feb 21

More information on the symposium programme here.

Bilingual Walk-in Tours available on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3:30 pm until April 15.

Marina Polosa

All events are made possible with the support of the Frederick and Mary Kay Lowy Art Education Fund.
Évènements et activités
Pistes de réflexion
Audio Video

Virtual exhibition: Collecting. The inflections of a practive.

Contacts et horaires


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