Gallery, U of S partner for arts programming and research
- EFN Staff | December 06, 2017
Remai Modern and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) signed a partnership agreement this week in Saskatoon.
“The partnership contributes to the international leadership of both organizations and to their respective mandates to serve their local communities,” said U of S President Peter Stoicheff in a media release. “The respective programs of both Remai Modern and the U of S engage with and impact the broader social, cultural and economic development of the city and the province. Both institutions affirm their commitment to advancing diversity, sustainability, connectivity and creativity.”
The partnership agreement between Remai Modern and the U of S expresses the aspirations of two of the city’s and the province’s most significant cultural institutions to collaborate in areas of complementary strength and mission.
“With this agreement, we’re seeking to optimize the collaborative possibilities between Remai Modern and the university, through joint initiatives that will benefit Remai Modern, the university, and the community,” said Remai Modern Executive Director and CEO Gregory Burke.
The partnership recognizes the complementary nature of the two institutions' visions to be global leaders in select areas of activity—Remai Modern as a direction-setting art museum that boldly collects, presents and interprets the art of our time, developing new models for sharing knowledge and engaging diverse local and global communities—and the U of S as a member of the country's top research-intensive, medical-doctoral universities with globally recognized expertise in specific areas of research, scholarly and artistic work.
The two cultural institutions are agreeing to pursue collaborative enterprises in the areas of public programming; Indigenous initiatives; partnered exhibitions; research, scholarly and artistic work; teaching and instruction; and acquisition activities.
A special focus of the partnership involves engagement with Remai Modern's pre-eminent collection of Pablo Picasso linocuts and a related collection of ceramics by Picasso.
The signing of the partnership took place in the atrium at Remai Modern in the evening of December 5 where Stoicheff’s gave a talk on his viewpoints along with Stoicheff who shared his thoughts on selected works displayed in the museum’s inaugural exhibition and touched on a selection of linocuts by Picasso and exemplary modernist works by Saskatchewan artists.
Remai Modern recently opened October 21, 2017 and is home to the world's foremost collection of Picasso linocut prints, and aspires to be a leading centre for contemporary Indigenous art programming.
More than 24,000 people, including more than 2,900 self-declared Indigenous students, study at the U of S. More than 150,000 alumni are spread across the globe, building on our history of success to address the world's challenges now and in the future.