Chantal Pontbriand<br>The Contemporary, the Common: Indispensable Links in a Global World
Sat Oct 26 2013
11:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Chantal Pontbraind. Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay.
Chantal Pontbriand is a contemporary art curator and critic. She founded PARACHUTE magazine in 1975 and acted as publisher/editor until 2007. From 1982 to 2003, she was president and director of FIND (Festival International de Nouvelle Danse), Montréal. Pontbriand was appointed Head of Exhibition Research and Development at Tate Modern, London, in 2010. Presently, she is Associate Professor at the Sorbonne-Paris IV, and President-founder of PONTBRIAND W.O.R.K.S. In 2013, she received the Governor General of Canada Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Visual and Media Arts. Her new book The Contemporary, the Common: Art in a Globalizing World, was recently published by Sternberg Press.
Pontbriand will consider contemporaneity through art practices of the last two decades, a period in which global connections and concerns are growing, with a consideration of Canadian art within this context.