In anticipation of the centenary of the artist’s birth in 2023, the Riopelle Foundation is making a $150,000 gift to the Campaign for Concordia: Next-Gen. Now to fund a three-year project with the COHDS.
The project’s goal is to conduct interviews with Riopelle’s friends, family and colleagues. Kabiljo will also meet with artists working today who have been influenced by Riopelle’s oeuvre. She will work in close collaboration with Emma Haraké, MA 19, COHDS coordinator.
“The final step will be to use that data in a piece of research creation for public access,” says Kabiljo. “We won’t know exactly what shape it will take until we amass the interviews and see what we’ve got. It could be a documentary film, it could be a web hub — we’ll see!”