Young people aren’t just going it alone making a living from creative work. They’re also reaching out to others. Young people feel like they’re in it together. And this means supporting instead of competing with each other. On this episode, we’ll discuss CREWING UP and working collaboratively. How does running a joint enterprise fit into the individual career?
Layne Hinton is the co-curator and administrator of Art Spin, the Toronto bike tour that takes riders to galleries and art installations. Art Spin was founded by Rui Pimenta in 2009, and in 2010 Layne and her sister Casey came on board to flesh out the concept. Art Spin is now run as a collaboration between Rui and Layne. Layne has a BFA from OCAD and her multidisciplinary art practice includes elements of installation, film/video, performance, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and collage.We talked to Layne as Art Spin was gearing up to put on its largest initiative yet, called in/ Future, an art and music festival at Ontario Place.
Humboldt Magnussen is the co-founder of Younger than Beyonce Gallery. YTB opened in 2015 with a mandate to feature emerging artists younger than Queen B. Humboldt is also an interdisciplinary artist who works in painting, performance, and sculpture. Originally from Saskatchewan, Humboldt completed a BFA at Concordia. He met his YTB co-founder Marjan Verstappen while doing a MFA at the Ontario College of Art and Design. The pair felt that there was a need for more spaces to exclusively feature young and emerging artists, and so the concept for YTB was born.
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Krista Belle Stewart is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in video, photography, textile, and more. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and is currently an MFA candidate at Bard College in New York. She is a member of the Upper Nicola Band of the Okanagan Nation, and lives and works in Vancouver and Brooklyn.
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