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February 23, 2011

PLATFORM: Winter Salon with Milena Placentile

Come to PLATFORM: centre for photographic + digital arts, for Salon Nights, 
from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Thursday, February 24.

Salon Nights are free evenings of informal critique and feedback where members can bring in their art projects for discussion. 
Whether you wish to present or not, you should come out to add to the dialogue and see what other artists have going on in their studios. 

Milena Placentile has worked with various organizations including Video Pool Media Arts Centre, SMART Project Space (Amsterdam), and the Ottawa Art Gallery. 

She recently served as Acting Director of the U of W’s Gallery 1C03, and is presently a curator/researcher in residence at Konstfack University of Art, Craft, and Design in Stockholm. 

Holding a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto, Placentile maintains an interest in socially and politically motivated artistic practices, audience experience, and integrated cultural policy.

Placentile has written for Fuse, Border Crossings, Muse, Akimblog and LaPinta (Barcelona). 

Recent exhibitions include No Time to Lose (Aberdeen, 2008), The Arts of Togetherness (Toronto,2009), The Pinky Show: Class Treason Stories (excerpts) (Winnipeg,2009; Toronto, 2010), three online exhibitions for the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad: Competition, Corporatization, and Consumerism (2009/2010), and Showing Up, Speaking Out (Winnipeg, 2010). A co-curated endeavour, ashed Out, opens in Stockholm. 

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