Happy 2018 and the latest news from RFAOH office — the “satellite” office, to be specific
Well, that WAS a pretty good “hiatus” — we have not posted any news since early October. Now the year has even changed and things have happened. If you are on our mailing list or following our page on Face Book, you might know that our local art foundation DHC/ART in our home base of Montreal has invited RFAOH to set up a satellite office in their basement in conjunction with their current exhibition L’OFFRE. (on view until March 11, 2018 — an invigorating group show with many of our favourite artists) While working on our upcoming publication in this temporary office, we will conduct a series of free events that offer visitors opportunities to embrace the notion of “hiatus as a gift”. This collaboration launched on December 14th when we presented our past three years of operation to our local audience, followed by an “Office Party“.
Today is our second (the first in 2018) “Open Office” day, and as we write this, we wait for visitors who may want to “discuss” about hiatus, or bring their on-hiatus proposal to be reviewed for a potential future RFAOH residency. Besides these “Open Office Wednesdays“, we will organize Saturday workshops and lectures on a wide range of subjects (except art) with some surprize guests…! All the programs will be updated on our dedicated page, and DHC/ART’s FaceBook event pages.
We have always wanted to run a “satellite office” within an art institution, as they would ultimately endorse “artists not making art”. “…These “in-person” interactions will allow us to manifest a virtual project within the real framework of the artworld, and provide space for discussion within the very context where a central paradox of RFAOH pivots.” We are excited about this first opportunity, and would love to see you who happen to be in Montreal this winter. We will also report what entails during our own residency at DHC/ART. Happy 2018 everyone, stay tuned!
PS: This Saturday, we’re demonstrating “functional” origami, that may totally change your idea of this “kids’ craft” (: