Why Art Matters

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Why Art Matters
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Sat 23 May 2020
Saturday 23 May 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Why Art Matters


Why and how do we belong to communities and nations—and what kinds of narratives shape our belonging? As tides of nativist populism sweep our landscapes, along with humans displaced by conflict, poverty and climate change, what are the prospects for citizenship as a pluralist idea?

Join Ann Webb (associate director at the Vancouver Art Gallery) and SFU’s Dr. Amyn Sajoo as they converse about exploring the pathways ahead.

This lecture is part of the 2020 Conversation Series on Identity and Citizenship. You can find out more information about the other lectures in this series here.

In collaboration with Ismaili Centre Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery, SFU Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, SFU School for International Studies and SFU Office of the Vice-President, External Relations


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Ann Webb is recognized as a leader in the visual arts and cultural sector. She has worked in Canada and internationally with many of the art world’s most important artists, curators, writers, filmmakers, galleries and collectors. Over the course of her career she has organized innovative exhibitions, programs and art tours, published a contemporary art magazine and founded a film festival. In her current role as associate director, engagement and strategic initiatives, at the Vancouver Art Gallery, she provides strategic direction for education and public programs, marketing and communications and government relations. Her previous roles include: executive director/CEO of the Canadian Art Foundation and publisher of Canadian Art Magazine; and managing director, contemporary culture, at the Royal Ontario Museum. Webb’s educational accomplishments include recent completion of the The International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management at the University of Deusto, New York University and the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.


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Why Art Matters (part of the 2020 Conversation Series on Identity and Citizenship) is free and registration is required through Eventbrite. As this event is free, and free events routinely have a high number of no-shows, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend you arrive early.

We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the Unceded, Traditional, Ancestral Territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations.

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