Annual General Meeting 2021

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
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The Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries & Historic Sites will be holding its 2021 Annual General Meeting Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Following best practices at this time, we are pleased to offer our event virtually!

Our morning is planned to start with our business meeting and 2020 review, followed by our keynote speaker, Emilie Chhangur, Director and Curator, Agnes Etherington Art Centre.  Bringing new insights into curatorial practices, Ms. Chhangur’s experiences and expertise sparks conversation and ignites creativity and inspiration.  

Keynote Speech: "The Fabulatory Function of the Curatorial"

Considering the larger concept of “curating on a continuum,” Chhangur simultaneously looks backwards and forwards with a view of her practice as a portal of multi-directional transformation and change. Considering key projects along the way—in particular those staged at AGYU in Toronto— and how they informed her concept of In-Reach, she turns her attention to thinking about In-Reach as a curatorially-engaged practice that has bearing on her upcoming work at Agnes. If at AGYU, Chhangur conceived of her work in institutional transformation as an artist’s project, at Agnes, she considers her directorship as a curatorial one. Underlining this thinking is a true belief in the fabulatory nature of artistic practice and its ability to have real consequence on social imaginaries, institutional structures, and cultural traditions. Here we consider the curatorial as a medium whose forces are relational and whose material encompasses the entire apparatus of institutional mattering—from its civic function to its social role—all of which is also operating along a continuum and can always thus be subject to transformation and change.


Building on new ideas and looking ahead to the future, part three of our morning includes a Roundtable Discussion:  Anticipating the Uncertain – preparing for the 2021 opening season. 

Our event is open to the public, pre-registration is required.  Please register through by clicking through this link here.


REMINDER:  KAM membership renewals 2021 are due now in order to continue to remain in good standing.  Please contact and complete this important step!

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