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Mounira Al Solh and Institutions By Artists

October 9th, 2012

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 grunt gallery is preparing for the opening reception of Mounira Al Solh’s exhibition, “The Sea Is A Stereo” on Thursday October 11th, 2012. Due to travel complications, the artist will not be in attendance for the opening. Her work will be shown in the front main space of the gallery and in the gruntKitchen Media Lab. To read more about her exhibition, please check out our post under “Programming”. A number of our new and existing board members will be in attendance,  we look forward to seeing you there!

This weekend, grunt will be at the Institutions By Artists (IBA) conference happening from Oct 12-14th at Simon Fraser University’s downtown campus. The conference is entirely sold out; however, if you were unable to obtain tickets there is another viable option for your participation… The ARC website will be live-streaming the event, you can view it here: The live-stream service is free and provides an option for those watching remotely to communicate via a live-chat option. Or, get yourself on twitter and utilize the hash-tag #IBA2012 so you can share your carefully constructed, 140-character length ideas with other locally and interntionally-based artist-run centres, organization and artists.

On Friday October 12th at 2:00-4:30 pm, IBA has an afternoon session titled, “Intimate Institutions”. grunt gallery’s Program Director, Glenn Alteen, and the chair of grunt’s Board of Directors, Laiwan, will be involved in this session as moderator and panel participant. Whether you’re at the conference or watching the live-stream we hope you have a chance to check it out.

Learn more about this session by downloading the IBA program HERE.

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