Let’s Stew on It
Souped Up (Geneviève Wallen and Marsya Maharani)
Friday, July 7, 7pm - 9pm
Let’s Stew on It presents the opportunity to think playfully about the ways in which community care unfolds. The main ingredient of the dishes served is time to echo how we go about establishing long-lasting bonds and the importance of reframing care as a deliberate act. It is also a reminder of the elastic timeline for knowledge transfer and intergenerational relationships. Whether the recipes shared include many hours to marinate, cook, or prep, we invite collective reflections on time as a binding agent for sustainable art communities.
Let’s Stew on It is part of Souped Up, an ongoing series of dinners by and for BIPOC curators and cultural workers. This edition is a closed event and will be open to BIPOC cultural workers, BIPOC presenters at the symposium, and our ongoing Souped Up community.
Geneviève and Marsya collaborate with Michael Magnussen and Marjan Verstappen as part of the collective Younger Than Beyonce, dedicated to supporting emerging artists through peer-learning opportunities and resource sharing to reimagine the ecology of arts practice.
Geneviève Wallen is an award-winning independent curator, writer, researcher, and workshop facilitator. Wallen’s practice is rooted in Tiohtiá:ke/Mooniyang (Montréal) and Tkaronto (Toronto). Her curatorial and administrative work is informed by intersectional feminism, intergenerational dialogues, and BIPOC platforms offering alternatives to neo-liberal definitions of care. Her ongoing curatorial explorations include the practice of gift-giving, carving space for unfinished thoughts, and musings on the intersection of longevity and pleasure.
Marsya Maharani is a Tkaronto/Toronto-based researcher, arts administrator, and curator. As part of the collective Gendai, Marsya works with Petrina Ng to address racial inequities in the arts by using gossip as a methodology to trace the contours of institutional power. Marsya’s doctoral research explores practices of collective care and radical friendship as grounds for non-hierarchical leadership and equitable labour practices.