Foregrounding the body, M:ST creates an artistic and cultural context where nuanced dialogues, ethical reflexivity, and social change are animated through experimental, risk taking programming.
Mountain Standard Time Performative Art is committed to presenting embodied artworks works from a variety of disciplines that reflect current issues and practices in contemporary art. Through exhibitions, performances, workshops, and biennials, M:ST fosters the development of performative art practices among local, national and international artistic communities. M:ST’s role in presenting professional, high quality cultural experiences continues to grow, increasing opportunities for education and critical discourse surrounding contemporary performative practices.
Our programming is free and open to the public.
- Embodied Experience: Your body and the meaning you carry, listening
- Complexity: Rich and unfolding discourses, contextualized ethics, heterogeneity, making relations
- Hospitality: Collaboration, conviviality, generosity, intercultural experience
- Experimentation: Risk, fearlessness, curiosity, interdisciplinarity
M:ST acknowledges that we stand on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
Amidst the ongoing social, cultural and environmental effects of colonialism, we are committed to dialogue and collaboration with Indigenous artists and communities as part of our mandate to foster performative art practices in Southern Alberta.