Keywords for Change is RIA’s new theme for 2018. Beginning with BYOA (Bring Your Own Art) an exhibition that was installed on January 1st  2018, we are collecting and working with words that we have come across in our recent readings on the intersecting issues of capitalism, colonialism and climate change, and in news articles and commentary on wars and famines, mass displacements, tyranny and neo-fascism. We live in bizarre and horrendous times, but we must rally around. Amidst the chaos, we find guidance in keywords for change.


We are planning three events for June, and will be closed for July and August, to clean up and recuperate!

So keep the dates open for the following exciting events in June. We will post more detailed information for each gathering, closer to each date. No need to RSVP yet.

1. Sunday, June 10th, 2 PM – 4 PM. at RIA We’ll get together around the art in the exhibition The Shape of Water, one last time. We are also planning a poetry reading by Lise Rochefort, who is writing on Water, Steam and Ice.

2. Wednesday, June 13th, 7:30 PM at RIA Salon 83, Marie-Jeanne Musiol, MJ was in Paris, in a group show at the Palais de Tokyo last year. The invitation will go out early June.

3. Wednesday June 20th, 2:00PM – 4:00PM . At G101, 280 Catherine Street. RIA’s current Studygroup on CCCC (Capitalism, Colonialization, Climate Change) is beginning to tackle the second C: Colonialization, in collaboration with Gallery 101. Together we are planning a series of readings and discussions on reconciliation. The session is facilitated by Carmel Whittle, G101’s Community Outreach Indigenous Liaison.This meeting takes the place of RIA’s CCCC Study Group’s regular monthly discussion. If you are not on the study group’s mailing list, but would like to attend, please let me know. You can find the required readings HERE


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