M:ST 9 Performance Art Biennial
September 7 – October 7, 2018
As the only comprehensive gathering of performative arts in the Treaty 7 region, M:ST’s 9th Biennial opens up a temporary and transformative context. This fall we offer diverse opportunities to entangle with media differently, to make and witness artworks that reject the market object, that question our faith in the redemptive power of technology, and that recognize the affective power of politics.
In an attempt to claim and share our own histories, this year’s roster of artists question the physical and metaphysical boundaries between body and territory. They pit their agency as individuals and citizens against the built environment, ideological organizing systems, and the biopolitical control that characterize our contemporary moment.
Temporarily taking over theatres, galleries and public space all over the downtown core, M:ST 9 will present interactive installations, performances, and interventions that promise to disrupt conventions. Navigating the personal and the political, these works find their relevance in the live presence of the politicized body. The stakes are high - don’t miss it!
Stay tuned, a new artist will be announced every Monday and Thursday!
All events are free and all are welcome.
This program would not be possible without our generous sister organizations: Contemporary Calgary, EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society, Stride Gallery, The New Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and Untitled Art Society.