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  • PUBLISHED on August 17, 2015

Local History Room Derek Liddington, Eleni Papadimitriou & Stefanos Ziras Billboard September and October, 2015 in partnership with 8eleven   Together Liddington, Papadimitriou & Ziras practices connect through the idea of the ‘monument’.  Through his early research into his upcoming exhibition at AKA, It wasn’t until we closed our eyes that we could finally see […]

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  • PUBLISHED on May 01, 2015

Edward Poitras, Don’t Speak Tribe Inc. 20th Anniversary project Summer 2015 For the subject of his billboard project, Edward Poitras drew from archival photographs of young girls in the residential school system in Saskatchewan. In a deeply personal text entitled “Don’t Speak” the artist remarks, “Even now when I look at this image, I can’t […]

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  • PUBLISHED on October 15, 2014

Installation, Ribbon Campaign & Publication November 8 to December 6, 2014 Opening Reception:  November 22, 8pm   |  in conjunction with the Transformation & Testimony joint opening as well as a reception for the Stronger Than Stone symposium Continuing with Longman’s summer billboard of the same title, Warrior Woman: Stop the Silence will be installed in […]

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  • PUBLISHED on April 03, 2014

The Hunting Party Shanell Papp I laughed, I cried, I split my side curated by Dagmara Genda May to July, 2014 According to some theorists, laughter and tears are purely extra-emotional, physical responses.. They are limited signifiers of an excess of feeling that can fall on all levels of the emotional spectrum. In its most […]

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  • PUBLISHED on October 18, 2013

otē nīkān misiwē askīhk – Here On Future Earth (Amber Motors) Joi Arcand Billboard Project December 2013 to February 2014 Imagining or visioning is the first step in creating strategies of transformation and change.  Contemporary artists like Joi Arcand not only visually counter particular colonial histories and current realities she also imagines a future post-colonial […]

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  • PUBLISHED on September 13, 2013

Laura St. Pierre Urban Vernacular : Residency & Billboard Project Residency: February 19th to 28Th Opening Reception for Billboard Project: March 1st, @ 7 PM 2013 Urban Vernacular is an ongoing project that imagines a series of cobbled together dwellings located on the fringes of urban spaces. Plastic bags, deli containers, Styrofoam packaging – the […]

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  • PUBLISHED on September 03, 2012

Budget Cuts Cathy Busby Every Line and Every Other Line curated by J.J. Kegan McFadden September, October, 2012 Artist Talk September 15, 2pm Pulling together the work of emerging and established artists in the lens based and photographic arts, Every Line & Every Other Line calls into question the history of portraiture, but also makes […]

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  • PUBLISHED on September 26, 2011

PscheDADA  September 16 to October 21 2011    Co curated by Tod Emel (AKA) and David LaRivierre (PAVED ARTS) Featured AKA artists are Arthur Desmarteaux & Allison Moore (Montréal, QC) and Larry Carlson (New York, NY). PAVED features Keith Murray (Calgary, AB), Jeremy Shaw (Berlin) and Noxious Sector (Dartmouth,Victoria, Seattle), which is comprised of a trio […]

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  • PUBLISHED on July 28, 2009

The Metal Drummer and the Walldog is part of a series of works that focus on broadly expanding ideas of performance. The project is inspired by bulletin boards at music stores and rehearsal studios traditionally used as communication hubs where musicians can post their search for bands and bands for new members. The posts found at these public sites are a nominal portraiture, wherein an ideal band or band member is described in a few lines, some musical references, or – more and more often – a myspace address. For The Metal Drummer and the Walldog the artists have chosen a recent post by drummer Lexie Miller from a public bulletin site in Saskatoon and re-designed it to fit AKA’s public Billboard where it has been carefully hand-painted by local sign-painter Dave Smith.

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  • PUBLISHED on July 27, 2009

Rock n’ Roll Ethics as Style Dagmara Genda Since their 2007 Berlin residency, Canadian art power couple Hadley + Maxwell, have dealt with the aesthetics of music—most specifically rock n’ roll. Their Berlin project, 1+1-1, was a multi-media installation examining the ethics and aesthetics of rock rehearsal through a re-presentation of Jean-Luc Godard’s Sympathy for […]

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