ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Abbas Akhavan - Mercer Union - A Centre for Contemporary Art - October 14th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Join us for a conversation between artist Abbas Akhavan, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Georgina Jackson. Akhavan's exhibition&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>variations on a garden</em></a>&nbsp;is on view at Mercer Union until&nbsp;Saturday 31 October. Free and all are welcome.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Francisco-Fernando Granados works in performance, video, drawing, and multidisciplinary critical practices. Granados has presented solo projects at the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, the Harbourfront Centre Studio Theatre, Toronto (all 2014), Katzman Contemporary, Toronto (2013) and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver (2011). Recent performances and screenings of his work include: The Art Gallery of Ontario, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival (both Toronto, 2015), Breaking Voices Boundaries, Houston (2014, 2015), MOCCA, Toronto and Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago (both 2014), among others. Granados&rsquo; writing has been published in magazines and art journals including:&nbsp;<em>Canadian Theatre Review&nbsp;</em>(2015),&nbsp;<em>KAPSULA</em>&nbsp;(2014),<em>PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art</em>&nbsp;(2014),&nbsp;<em>Drain</em>&nbsp;(2014) and<em>&nbsp;FUSE&nbsp;</em>(2011).&nbsp; He is a member of the 7a*11d International Performance Festival Collective and teaches at OCADU and University of Toronto Scarborough. He lives and works in Toronto.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Georgina Jackson is the Director of Exhibitions at Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art.</p> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 18:29:48 +0000