Art Talks MTL Monthly conversations with contemporary artists, dealers, collectors, critics and curators based in Montreal, Canada.

Sheena Hoszko earned a BFA and an MFA in sculpture from Concordia University, and studied Visual Art at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Centre Clark, DAREDARE and La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, and in group exhibitions  at CIRCA, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, and VAV Gallery. By day Sheena makes music, does organizing work and is a bookkeeper at various non-profit organizations.

First shown at Centre Clark and currently at A Space Gallery Toronto alongside the work of Tings Chak, Sheena's most recent sculptural installations are constructed from temporary fences of equal length to her walking measurement of nearby detention centres. 

In this episode Sheena talks about art practices within capitalism, the inaccessibility of information about detention centres, making sculptural work with a political motive, negotiating artistic practice as a privileged occupation, the ways in which art can move beyond the gallery, Smack Mellon's RESPOND show, Jackie Sumell's The House That Herman Built, the influenced of people in other disciplines, Nasrin Himada, Jaggi Singh, and her current food justice research at the Santa Fe Art Institute. 

This episode was hosted and produced by Yaniya Lee.

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"The Crossing" from Grace Jones' 1985 album Slave to the Rhythm

"Mississipi Goddamn" performed live by Nina Simone

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The Long Haul has been a non-profit, artist-run organization of affordable artist studios in Parc Extension since 2001. A board of directors oversees its greater vision, while the day to day operations are maintained by founders Vanessa Yanow and John Tinholt. Both are visual artists who started the Long Haul based on a desire to have a non-residential live/work space. Art Talks sought to learn more about the work that goes into running and maintaining such a vital resource to creative practice in Montreal. 

In this episode, Vanessa talks about how the space started; balancing personal work and administrative work; the 10 000-Hour Rule; the Long Haul's mandate; the neighbourhood changes over the space's 14 year tenure on Beaumont Avenue;  the community of artists that have come together at the Long Haul; surviving near expulsion; and the benefits of becoming a non-profit organization.

This episode was hosted and produced by Yaniya Lee.

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"Savoy Blues" recording by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five.

"My Heart is a real thing" from the Brahja Waldman's Quintet 2013 album Cosmic Brahjas

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