Sandra Fraser, Laura St. Pierre and Lisa Birke

In Conversation

This live event will take place outside of the Marquee and Feature galleries on Level 3. Free with admission. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to guarantee your seat. Visitors are required to wear a face covering while at Remai Modern.

Borders define, delineate, diverge and blur, raising critical questions about how we live with the land and each other. Join Sandra Fraser, Remai Modern Curator (Collections), and Saskatoon-based artists Laura St. Pierre and Lisa Birke in a conversation about their work in the exhibition borderLINE: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art.

About the speakers:

Sandra Fraser is Remai Modern's Curator (Collections). She was previously curator at Remai Modern's predecessor, the Mendel Art Gallery, joining the team there in 2009. She has a Masters in Art History from York University, a certificate of Museum Management and Curatorship from Sir Sandford Fleming College (Peterborough, Ontario), and a BA specializing in Art History from the University of Toronto. She taught Art History and Gallery Studies at Georgian College for six years, and previously worked as curator at the McLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario. Fraser — in collaboration with curators Felicia Gay, Lindsey Sharman and Franchesca Hebert-Spence — organized borderLINE, beginning with a public call for submissions in the spring of 2019.

Laura St. Pierre explores our relationship with the natural environment through a multidisciplinary art practice. Her installations, sculptures, photography and public works simulate scavenger activity within Canadian regions, particularly those significant to her personal history and experience. In St. Pierre’s works, ignored derelict spaces are richly transformed through enlivened interaction with the landscape.

Lisa Birke is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is a result of the collision of video, performance art and installation. She is interested in the stories that we recite and re-brand and how these inform our conception of the world and the tragi-comic perception of ourselves. Recently, Birke has been exploring immersive multi-media approaches, special effects and 360-degree video.

About the talk

This talk is presented as part of borderLINE: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art. Presented in partnerships with The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) in Edmonton, the exhibition runs concurrently in both Edmonton and Saskatoon with different artists and works being presented in each city.



2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art


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Thursday 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday 10 AM - 9 PM
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