Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge
Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge live and work in Toronto. They have collaborated with various trade union and community organizations in the production of their staged photographic work over the past 40 years.
Their work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally in both the trade union movement and art galleries and museums. Recently their work has been included in exhibitions: Really Useful Knowledge, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Holland; Toronto: Tributes and Tributaries, Art Gallery of Ontario; Public Exposures, jointly held at A Space Gallery, Trinity Square Video, YYZ Artists Outlet, Prefix ICA, and Urban Space, Toronto; and Bienal do Mercusol, Porto Alegre, Brasil.
Carole and Karl have been active in several labour arts initiatives including the founding of the Mayworks Festival in Toronto and the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. They received the Ontario Federation of Labour's Cultural award in 1997; an Honourary Doctorate from OCAD University in 2010, and NSCAD University in 2015; the Cesar Chavez Black Eagle Cultural Award from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Canada, in 2011; the Prix de mérite artistique from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in 2013; and the Min Sook Lee Mayworks award for outstanding contribution to labour in 2014. Please visit their website for more information.
End Game is a response to the rise of the extreme right across the globe in recent years. Anchored in a xenophobic nationalism, it's also a reaction to neo-liberal humiliation.
A political debate, staged as a theatrical production, presents a right-wing candidate mock-shooting a refugee, a neo-liberal appealing to corporate power in the wings, and a social democrat reaching to help the refugee. The corporate figure ignores the neo-liberal politician, concentrating on his end-game: the positioning of an extreme right demagogue to avoid the possible demise of capitalism.
The audience is made up of the various political constituencies: supporters of the far right, neo-liberal professionals, and left-wing social movement activists who are about to walk out of the scene onto the streets. End Game is part of the Embassy Cultural House October 2020 virtual exhibit: Hiding in Plain Sight.