Throughout the summer, Open Space will be the host to some new, unusual guests as a part of Sergio Rojas Chaves’ project, Plants in Residence. Lodging a series of houseplants throughout Open Space’s facility, Rojas Chaves will explore distance, displacement, and belonging through a focus on houseplants. Through the project, Rojas Chaves will investigate the interdependent relationship between people and houseplants; the aesthetical function that plants play for humans, while also reflecting on the plants’ need to be cared for in domestic scenarios. As an artist who lives between Victoria and Costa Rica, Rojas Chaves’ is particuliarly interested in dialoguing about exploring the ‘otherness’ in a community. Rojas Chaves has been engaging with houseplants since 2014, when he started a series entitled, Houseplants on Tour.
The 8th Annual Integrate Arts Festival is coming August 2014 and aims to expand its scope to include more artists, more galleries, more venues! A map will guide the public to a variety of exhibitions and events at participating galleries, publicly accessible studios, and various sites throughout the city. You can access the map using the Integrate brochure (found at participating locations), as well as the standard and mobile website views on your smartphone. A bus is provided on the opening evening of the festival to circulate participants throughout the Victoria area, and family-friendly bike tours will be provided by volunteers on the second day for optimal enjoyment of the festival and this great city! Visit integratearts.ca.
An exhibition of participants, mentors, and guests of the Indigenous Youth Artist Showcase
NETWORKSHOP is Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 10 a.m.—12 p.m.