New ways of engaging with the art community
Members from the PHI Foundation team lead a number of different long-term initiatives, special projects, and research projects, that are linked to the exhibition program. This section highlights these projects and will keep you informed on their development.
Launched in 2020, The Aura is a podcast series that takes the listener inside and outside the work of art in discussion with those who create, curate, write, think about, and enjoy contemporary art.
In each episode, PHI Foundation curator and managing director Cheryl Sim speaks one-on-one with internationally celebrated artists and personalities to explore the work of art as an expression of the questions and preoccupations that inhabit the mind and soul. Through the sharing of stories, thoughts and impressions, The Aura opens up a discussion on the practice of art and life to underscore how artists of our time speak to the questions, concerns and subjects that reflect and touch our everyday lives.
Platform is an initiative created and driven jointly by the PHI Foundation’s education, curatorial and Visitor Experience teams. Through varied research, creation and mediation activities in which they are invited to explore their own voices and interests, Platform fosters exchanges while acknowledging the Visitor Experience team members’ expertise.
Experimenting Interpretation: Gestures, Movements, Dialogue
Experimenting Interpretation: Gestures, Movements, Dialogue is a research project that Pohanna Pyne Feinberg, artist, educator and professor at Dawson College, and Marie-Hélène Lemaire, head of education at the PHI Foundation, co-led in the exhibition Jasmina Cibic: Everything That You Desire and Nothing That You Fear (2018-2019). In the spirit of accessibility and service, this project aimed at multiplying the possible approaches that participants can employ when interpreting artworks during a group visit by experimenting with sensory learning, gestures and movements.
Initially conceived in conjunction with the exhibition Lee Bae: UNION, the public engagement project Incandescences invited four artists who work in the fields of mediation or education to reactivate the Foundation’s archives through their research, proposing interventions that allow us to imagine other deployments of our past activities.