ARLIS MOQ August 7, 2020 – Invitation to Participate

MOQVirtualSocial Invitiation

ARLIS ON has been invited by ARLIS MOQ  to attend ARLIS/NA MOQ Virtu*l, which will take place on Friday August 7th virtually.

Below is the invitation from Rachel Harris, current President of ARLIS MOQ, and on behalf of ARLIS MOQ’s executive committee. This is a wonderful, collaborative opportunity, and on behalf of both chapters, we hope you can make it!


ARLIS MOQ cordially invites ARLIS Ontario to attend ARLIS/NA MOQ Virtu*l, which will take place on Friday August 7th virtually.

Following ARLIS MOQ’s chapter business meeting, we are looking forward to meeting members of ARLIS Ontario. Please RSVP before Thursday, July 30th by completing this google form.

Program of the day

15:00 – 16:00 Optional Anti-Racism/Black Lives Matter Reflection and Resource Sharing

17:00 – 19:00 ARLIS 2021 Conference Planning and Miranda July-inspired virtual arts. Franglais, a combination of French and English, is welcome in this ARLIS MOQ meets ARLIS Ontario gathering

Activity Description

Between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm, we will have an optional moment of reflection and resource sharing on manifestations of systemic racism in our society and profession and on resilience movements such as Black Lives Matter.

The day will conclude with a 5 à 7 for a virtual opportunity for both chapters to meet. We are all encouraged to have our favourite beverage and snacks of choice on hand. The purpose is simple: meet and greet with colleagues between our provinces, and celebrate virtual art practices along the way. The ARLIS 2021 Conference planning committee are invited to say a word or two, and then we will embark upon a Miranda July-inspired show and tell virtual experience in the form of Zoom breakout rooms.

Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher’s relational aesthetics project Learning to Love You More (active from 2002-2009) consists of a series of online assignments and submissions, which enable participants to experience everyday moments and objects in new ways. To celebrate the creative participatory impetus in July and Fletcher’s work, and to simply have fun we encourage participants to actively choose or adapt an assignment to show and tell. This is a low stakes experimental activity: the assignment can be presented in any state of completion. Alternatively, you might simply want to browse the Learning to Love You More site and identify something helpful, inspiring, uplifting or outright funny. Or perhaps, you have found some other inspiring digital work or online exhibition that you would like to share instead.

Option to contribute to our MOQ DOC
For those who go through the work of creating a Miranda July-inspired assignment, our MOQ DOC welcomes submissions in the form of text, image, sound, that highlights the experience or the assignment itself. Please indicate the name of the assignment that you drew inspiration from and a very brief description. Please send your submission to

We look forward to seeing you on August 7th!

Rachel, David, Agathe, Hélène, Amy, and Adèle

Your ARLIS/NA MOQ executive committee

ARLIS/NA Virtual Conference 2020

ARLIS/NA’s Executive Board and planning team for the ARLIS/NA 2020 Virtual Conference  invite you to participate in this year’s conference.  The Virtual Conference will offer a virtual experience featuring sessions and workshops focused on the theme of Preserve, Enhance, Reimagine – the theme of this year’s Annual Conference that was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19.

This event is free and open to anyone and will be taking place July 29-31, 2020. ARLIS/NA is excited to offer and provide an engaging, meaningful experience for both members and art information professionals at large!

Please register today!