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EXHIBITION: Accompaniment

Artists: Shannon Ebner, Kara Hamilton and Angie Keefer, Will Holder, Duane Linklater, Tanya Lukin Linklater with Laura Ortman, David Morris and Pedro Cid Proença with Stefan and Franciszka  Themerson, Sarah Rose, Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio and Mario Garcia Torres on Conlon Nancarrow, David Reinfurt, Rosalie Schweiker and Rudy Loewe, Babette Mangolte, Alex Waterman, and Dylan Gauthier.

Curated by: Kari Cwynar and Kendra Sullivan

Accompaniment explores accompaniment as an evolving theory of practice, developed in response to our contemporary cultural and political milieu. Might an artistic practice characterized by distributed authorship be a catalyst for a shift in the ways we produce, exhibit, and write about art? This exhibition enacts accompaniment such that the physical, historical, and social supports within individual practices are made manifest, but also so that each participant and contribution inevitably accompanies and is accompanied in the present within the group. This model subverts the order of the soloist, laying bare a deeply stratified ground in which everything created is inscribed and contingent.

This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Special thanks to The Ontario Arts Council for their support of Duane Linklater's project. Display structures were produced with the material and conceptual support of Tri-Lox.

Accompaniment is on view at EFA Project Space from November 6 - December 19, 2015.