Under New Management: Video Rental Store: Su-Ying Lee & Suzanne Carte
Main Gallery: October 23rd – December 4th, 2021
“Under New Management: Video Rental Store” gives audiences unprecedented access to artists’ work by allowing them to take work out of the gallery for viewing as they wish. The video rental store operates similarly to any retail rental; however all of the available titles are works by artists. Viewers/customers/renters provide non-monetary payment to the artists in the form of textual or object feedback.
Su-Ying Lee is an independent curator and has also worked in institutions as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Curator in Residence at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, and Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. She received a master’s degree in Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto and is an alumnus of the Toronto Arts Council/Banff Centre’s Cultural Leaders Lab. Her projects have taken place across Canada, in Hong Kong, and Mexico City. She is co-curator of the third Kamias Triennial, which took place in Quezon City, Metro Manila in February 2020.
Suzanne Carte is an award-winning curator living in Toronto, Canada. She is the Senior Curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB), an institution at the intersection of contemporary art and craft. Previously she was the Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) focusing on the integration of exhibitions and public programming for over a decade. Within her independent practice, she has curated exhibitions in public spaces, artist-run centres, and commercial and written for public art gallery publications and online platforms. Suzanne holds a MA in Contemporary Art History from Soethby’s International Institute of Art (NY) and was a amember of the 2017 Toronto Arts Council’s Leaders Lab.
Su-Ying Lee & Suzanne Carte, Under New Management: Video Rental Store