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Six Legs in a Hammock, Leah McInnis and David Michael Peters

Sat. March 31st 2018 - Sun. April 15th 2018
@  ministry of casual living window
The notion that the desirable activities are those that bring a profit has made everything topsy-turvy.


Leisure is essential to civilization, and in former times leisure for the few was only rendered possible by the labours of the many. But their labours were valuable, not because work is good, but because leisure is good. And with modern technique it would be possible to distribute leisure justly without injury to civilization.


We think too much or production, and too little of consumption. One result is that we attach too little importance to enjoyment and simple happiness, and that we do not judge production by the pleasure that is gives to the consumer.


Good nature is, of all moral qualities, the one that the world needs most, and good nature is the result of ease and security for all; we have chosen, instead to have overwork for some and starvation for the others.


What would an ant farm look like if the ants were not interested in labour? What if they somehow came across Bertrand Russell’s philosophical text, In Praise of Idleness (1935), and decided their time would be better spent looking up at the clouds? Six Legs in a Hammock is an exploration of this query, presented in a decidedly lazy form, in an attempt to engage the value of leisure with contemporary art production.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
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Menticality: Kaitlyn Dunsmore - Apr 23rd @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Menticality: Kaitlyn Dunsmore

Friday Apr. 19th until Fri. May 10th
Kaitlyn Dunsmore is an interdisciplinary artist from Glasgow, Scotland. She received a Ba (Hons) in Contemporary Art Practice from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, and has since received an MFA from the University of Victoria. Her work is an exploration of paradoxical and binary relationships. By c... Read More
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Artist Market: Elise Hendrickson, Stefanie Mudry - Apr 23rd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Artist Market: Elise Hendrickson, Stefanie Mudry

Friday May. 3rd until Sun. May 5th
Artist Market

Ministry of Casual Living,
Devonshire Studio Gallery,
858 Devonshire Road

Friday, May 3, 1-8pm
Saturday, May 4, 11am-5pm
Sunday, May 5, 11am-5pm

Come experience our first ever Artist Market!
Local artists of varied practices will gather, sell and showcase their wares.... Read More
Free
Fri, May 3, 1-8pm, Sat May 4, 11am-5pm, Sun, May 5, 11am-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Moonlight 2019: Anne-Marie Fortin - Apr 23rd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Moonlight 2019: Anne-Marie Fortin

Friday Apr. 26th until Sun. April 28th
Anne-Marie Fortin
Moonlight 2019

Moonlight has been created during the Bonnie McComb Kreye Residency. This installation is structured around dialectic movements (opposition and analogies) inviting the viewer to reorganize the meaning of what is there for them to see.

The philosophical disc... Read More
Free
Friday 7-10pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living