25 May 2013

      Toronto - Appropriation and Dedication #3

      Linda M. Steer, Isabelle Graw, Allen Wood
      TPW R&D, Toronto
    2. The third session of the Toronto Reading Group is hosted by TPW R&D in conjunction with Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin's exhibition To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light. TPW R&D is located at 1256 Dundas Street West and the session will be moderated by Jacob Korczynski and Gallery TPW curator Kim Simon. The conversation will take as a point of departure Linda M. Steer's text 'Photographic Appropriation, Ethnography, and the Surrealist Other' to address Broomberg & Chanarin's project, and we will also revisit the final section of Isabelle Graw's text 'Dedication Replacing Appropriation: Fascination, Subversion, and Dispossession in Appropriation Art' which addresses a Marxist interpretation of appropriation. Finally, our return to the Graw text will be supplemented by a brief excerpt from Allen W. Wood's 'Karl Marx'.

      If I Can't Dance,
      I Don't Want to Be Part of
      Your Revolution