LAST NIGHT’S RAFF HIGHLIGHTS: Portrait of Resistance

Art is Political.

Portrait of Resistance: The Art & Activism of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge started last night’s line up at the Reel Artists Film Festival.

In a time in art’s history where words like community, collective, and collaborative easily fit into the conversation it is hard to imagine that this wasn’t always the case. What I loved about this film is that it traveled back in time to show us the roots and how they were nurtured. What we take for granted now as inclusive styles of practice, exhibition and engagement of art required the activist spirit to get it energized and stabilized.

What I also loved is that this doc showcased Carole and Karl’s work from the seventies that is still so aesthetically contemporary. It was their work at this time that signaled the shift in their own practice, critiquing what was happening in the institutions of art as well as the business of art.

A big thanks to director Roz Owen and editor Jim Miller (Anti-Amnesiac Productions) for pursuing their vision and executing it in such an engaging style and big thanks to Carole and Karl for holding a delicious  post-screening soirée!

Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge's work titled It's still priviledged art.
Image via Toronto.com