Performance: In hospitable home

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Taryn Kneteman, documentation of “In hospitable home” (2016-2017).

Taryn Kneteman, documentation of “In hospitable home” (2016-2017).

Join artist Taryn Kneteman for In hospitable home, a durational and travelling performance part of the Walter Phillips Gallery exhibition for the time being: 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. The audience is invited to share tea and conversation with the artist, as a ritual of care in an unexpected outdoor space. Approaching differing geographies with curiosity and openness, In hospitable home reconsiders the narratives of wilderness that stand on the edges of our stories.

The performance times will begin at 12pm, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm throughout select dates during the run of the Biennial. Please register by emailing walter_phillips_gallery@banffcentre.ca or call 403-762-6281, maximum groups of 5. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking.

Taryn Kneteman is an artist who uses photography, printed media, performance, that integrates both objects made and found. She works to create situations where the valence of certainty is thin, to challenge complacencies of seeing and invite curiosity, wonder, and conversation. Kneteman has participated in artist residencies and exhibited work in Canada, the USA, Germany, and China. Recent projects in Alberta include Everyday Rituals (survival tactics), an exhibition of photographs and video at SNAP Gallery in Edmonton, Common Opulence 2, an artist residency and sustainable building initiative in Peace Country and After Aurora, an unexpected structure and performance in Intersite Visual Arts Festival (Calgary). The artist would like to thank the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for their generous support.