Residency for Artists on Hiatus
In conjunction with the exhibition L’OFFRE, on until March 11, 2018, DHC/ART invites Residency for Artists on Hiatus (RFAOH) to set up a satellite office in the reading room where they will conduct multiple events that will offer visitors opportunities to embrace the notion of “hiatus as a gift”.
RFAOH is an online residency available to artists who, for one reason or another, are not currently making or presenting art. Residents are selected based on their proposals of “on-hiatus” activities (or non-activities) through international calls, and post periodic reports on their “non-art” endeavour within the RFAOH website. As the pressure for artists to keep up with the demands of the institutionalized artworld increases, RFAOH allows artists freedom from the obligations of being an artist, and offers a space for reflection on alternative modes of creative living.
For the official launch of their satellite office, RFAOH co-directors will present RFAOH’s past years of operation and introduce the upcoming events taking place in their temporary office, followed by an “office party” to celebrate the launch and festive season for giving.
All are welcome – guests will receive a small RFAOH gift!
Selected RFAOH limited-edition multiples will be available for sale during this launch event.
More information about RFAOH’s programming at DHC/ART to come, stay tuned!
Montreal-based Shinobu Akimoto and Matthew Evans have run Residency for Artists on Hiatus (RFAOH) as co-directors since 2013, and hosted 19 artists on hiatus worldwide. Its third residency term ended this past July, and they are currently working on an upcoming publication, RFAOH Annual Reports. residencyforartistsonhiatus.org
Photo: Residency for Artists on Hiatus (RFAOH), 2015