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Hosted by the Conversations in Contemporary Art lecture series and 4th Space at Concordia University, for this talk Nicole Burisch, Director of the FOFA Gallery, hosted a dialogue with Franchesca Hebert-Spence, Shelley Ouellet, and Geneviève Wallen on how curators, artists and institutions can practice hospitality and care in their work together. For this informal conversation, we discuss strategies for welcoming people to a space, think about how to acknowledge and value the unseen and unglamourous administrative labour that goes on behind the scenes, and ponder how budgets and artist contracts and policy can exist alongside (or help create) warmth, welcome, silliness, fun, and community.

Warm thanks to Maya Rae Oppenheimer for her generous hospitality and assistance in coordinating this event.