Events > Artist Talk/Lecture

20 Dec. 2014

Cara Benedetto: Space Her Place


Experimental Writing and Reading Workshop

Free Reading at 7pm, followed by a cocktail reception. (Open to the public.)

An experimental writing and reading workshop following-up on Cara Benedetto’s and Danna Vajda’s September 2014 Place Holder window exhibition at Art Metropole.

Pre-registration is necessary as space is limited. The workshop will take place in Art Metropole’s shop at 1490 Dundas Street West.

Register to participate now! (Registration Closed – Event Is Over)

Cara Benedetto and Danna Vajda’s Place Holder script imagines what it means to have space, be invited to it, rent it, program it, claim it and and impose upon it. The collaborative script functions as a diving board from which both artists individually enact it into scene and space. Vajda through a comic book illustrated storefront and anthropomorphic objects such as tattooed citrus fruit. Benedetto through a writing and reading workshop, utilizing Place Holder techniques. The project considers the divergencies between collective and individual claims to a space through a cast of characters and their desire to hold a place.

Download excerpts from the script. (

Cara Benedetto graduated from Columbia University’s (NYC) MFA Program in 2009 after attending Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Albuquerque, NM. Her work has been shown internationally, with Badlands Inc, Metro Pictures, and currently Chapter (NYC), Night Gallery (LA), Galeri Marquise Dance Hall (Istanbul), among others. She was a Cooperation Fellow at Academy Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany, in 2013. Her work has been reviewed in New York Times Magazine, LA Weekly, Art in America, and The Art Book Review, among others. She is currently a Visiting Professor of Art at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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