Stephen Horne is primarily an art critic, writing on contemporary issues in European, Canadian, and Asian art and has organized exhibitions in Canada, Germany and France. Stephen Horne publishes in a number of periodicals in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. His articles and essays are included in catalogues and anthologies in English, French and German and published by JRP Ringier, Dumont, YYZ, Plug In Institute and various art museums. He co-edited with France Chouinier the anthology Fiction, or Other Accounts of Photography (Dazibao, Montreal, 2000). A book of his essays, Abandon Building: Selected Writings on Art, 1992 – 2006, was published in 2007 (Press Eleven, Montreal). Horne has organized exhibitions in Canada, France and Germany, most recently Le Temps du Jardin, 2017, at Les Portes––Art Contemporain, near Aubusson, France. He was a professor in media arts at NSCAD University from 1979 to 2005, and at Concordia University, Montreal in the MFA Seminars Program from 1992–2000. He currently lives near Aubusson in Nouvelle Acquitaine and is researching the topic of inhabitation and materiality. Horne sees his work in criticism and curating as a “collaborative” practice.
Sunny Kerr is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. The artists and curators together assemble an emergent space of values and experiences whose character testifies to the evanescent, the elusive, the resistant, and the poetic. The conversation between the works, the curators and artists lends itself to complementary entwining on several further levels: personal, institutional, global and art historical.