Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge: Artists’ Talk


Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

CAROL CONDE and KARL BEVERIDGE are a Toronto-based duo who have an amazing track record of socially concerned and politically committed art making, which usefully contributes to interpretations of Contextual Practice. The artists will present "Documentary Fictions", an overview of their photographic projects depicting environmental issues, health care, the economy, and cultural production. Since 1975, their work has presented stories about labor, resistance and its representation. Most often working in collaboration with members of the communities depicted in their photographs, Condé and Beveridge create narrative series via staged reconstructions employing detailed sets, collage and digital technology. Their work also references various art historical and cultural practices to create a critical commentary on the function and understanding of contemporary cultures. They have exhibited internationally in community spaces, art galleries, and museums: most recently in exhibitions at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland, a survey exhibition at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario, and the Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Holland. Condé and Beveridge have been active in several labor arts initiatives including the Mayworks Festival in Toronto and the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.