Take Care

Art Center

from 3 March to 21 July 2019 - Centre d'art

group show

Stephanie Comilang, Steven Eastwood, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Sheena Hoszko, Kwentong Bayan Collective, Hazel Meyer and Cait McKinney, Raju Rage, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory


Curator: Christine Shaw


Ten artists exhibiting for the first time in France question how activism, mutual aid, feminism, Indigenous knowledge, queer desire, creative survival, and a closer relationship to the land can contribute to a better recognition of care as a powerful social and cultural force.

Because care is now becoming a political and artistic issue, the Art Centre is presenting a reflexive and practice-based collective exhibition on care. Canadian, English and Indigenous artists offer new perspectives on the precariousness of artistic labour, gendered and racialized carework, economic crises, mass incarceration, mobility and migration, queer and non-conforming bodies, death and dying, and environmental stewardship.


The shared political proposition of these artist projects pivots on care as a possible nodal point among a multitude of actions, struggles, and visions that “re-place” care “as an arche of human existence and of social relations.” Extended by a series of performances, talks, and workshops, Take Care asks if an expansive conception of care can open common discursive ground toward linking multiple struggles locally and globally?


In coproduction with Blackwood Gallery and in partnership with the Canadian Cultural Centre

sun 3 march 3:00 pm


5:00 pm: talk Kwentong Bayan Collective, Steven Eastwood, Sheena Hoszko, Hazel Meyer, Raju Rage and

Christine Shaw and Guillaume Désanges, curator of Matters of Concern (La Verrière Hermès)

Shuttle Opéra Bastille 2:00 pm*


mon 11 march 7:30 pm


Sheena Hoszko "Art, care and abolition of prisons"

Cité internationale des arts, Paris


sat 13 april 1:00–7:00 pm*

TaxiTram excursion

Centre photographique d’Ile-de-France > Ferme du Buisson > frac île-de-france – le plateau


sat 13 april 5:00 pm*

Kitchen table conversation

with Raju Rage

La Ferme du Buisson


sat 4 may 5:00 pm*

performance Jeneen Frei Njootli

La Ferme du Buisson


mon 6 may 7:00 pm*


Jeneen Frei Njootli "ReMatriate"

Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris


fri 17 may 10:00 am– 6:00 pm*

Tacking (back) Care

Workshop with Helena Reckitt & Christine Shaw

Cité internationale des arts, Paris

(bookings: La Ferme du Buisson)


sat 25 may*

Performance Day #4

performances by Hedwig Houben, Béatrice Balcou & Christophe Lemaître (The Bridegroom Suites II, a project by Émilie Renard & Hugues Decointet) Hazel Meyer Frédéric Nauczyciel & Lisa Revlon Catalina Insignares & Carolina Mendonça

La Ferme du Buisson


mon 27 may 8:00 pm*


Hazel Meyer and Christine Shaw

Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris


*on reservation

Ferme du Buisson

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