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TEN-TEN-TEN | Katie Brennan on art and social justice
Posted : July 30th, 2012 by TribeHouse
As one of the 10 artists who performed at the TEN-TEN-TEN event, artist Katie Brennan presented some thoughts on how art has the ability to impact culture in relation to issues of social justice. Along with sharing some of her personal pieces, she highlighted a few provocative artists like Ai Weiwei who ”expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.
TEN-TEN-TEN was an experimental event held on May 24, 2012 at Bo.ttega Farm Inn. The concept behind it was to feature 10 different artists with 10 minute performances for 10 bucks admission. It was an incredibly eclectic evening with a capital “E”.
To find out more about the TEN-TEN-TEN event, check it out here.
Katie Brennan Bio:
Katie Brennan is an artist and curator currently based in Vernon BC. She completed her MFA at the University of Guelph in Guelph Ontario in 2009. In 2005, she completed her BFA at Emily Carr University in Vancouver BC. She has exhibited work across Canada, including Halifax, Toronto, Guelph, Vancouver, Vernon and Wells, BC. Her writing has appeared in Border Crossings Magazine. She has taught at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. She is currently the Curator of the Lake Country Art Gallery and Vice President of the North Okanagan Artists Alternative, the governing body of Gallery Vertigo.
Katie is also an incredible networker and is a pioneer in the Okanagan in regards to highlighting events and stories in the art & culture scene. She has recently started an online event magazine called oook.ca which you should check out.
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