Read-In is a reading salon series featuring a selection of short texts recommended by artists of Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre’s current exhibitions (and occasionally staff). Participants will take turns reading the texts out loud, and an informal discussion of the texts will follow. Hosted by Modern Fuel, the goal of this program is to connect our audience and the general public with our programming by collectively engaging with some of the knowledges, observations, and urgent issues explored in the exhibitions and how they manifest in the everyday. The reading list will be updated and shared on this page after each meeting.
Free and open to all. Copies of the texts will be handed out at each session. Light refreshments will be served. While walk-ins are welcome, we suggest participants email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot and visit the exhibitions beforehand.
Saturday, February 23, 1 – 3 PM, with readings recommended by Emebet Belete, in context of Belete’s exhibition Twofold. Moderated by Anne-Sophie Grenier, Operations Director of Modern Fuel.
Emebet Belete is an artist and educator who was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A graduate of the Addis Ababa Fine Arts School, she received her BFA and B. Ed from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. She has exhibited in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, France, China and Canada. She uses pastel, oil and acrylic, collage and mixed media to create images that reflect her experiences growing up in Addis Ababa, and living in Canada and Asia. Her work can be found at the National Museum of Ethiopia, the Ethiopian National Institute of Culture, and TEDA Archives (Tianjin), as well as in private collections around the world. Emebet is a recipient of a 2018 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, and 2017 – 2019 OAC School Projects grants, which she uses to teach students in her local schools in the Bay of Quinte.