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- SESSION 10 JACQUELINE HOÀNG NGUYỄN on EXPANDING THE ARCHIVES and DAN PON on THE BRACKISH ECOLOGY OF GRUNT GALLERY’S ARCHIVE AND ARCHIVAL ...
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- SESSION 8 VANESSA RICHARDS on UNSILENCING OURSELVES – THE QUIET SITE OF SHAME and MARCUS YOUSSEF on the THE THEATRE OF ACTIVISM Tuesday ...
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- SESSION 4 LINDSAY BROWN on THE LESSONS OF HABITAT ’76 and SHILOH SUKKAU on PUBLIC ART in NORTH EAST FALSE CREEK December 6, ...
- Field Trip KHAN LEE in conversation with BARBARA COLE at the VANCOUVER ART GALLERY TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22nd 7:00 – 9:00 pm Gallery, Courtroom 302 3rd floor, ...
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- SESSION 10
JACQUELINE HOÀNG NGUYỄN on EXPANDING THE ARCHIVES and DAN PON on THE BRACKISH ECOLOGY OF GRUNT GALLERY’S ARCHIVE AND ARCHIVAL PROJECTS
March 21, 7pm
Other Sights at Access Gallery
222 East Georgia, Vancouver BC
JACQUELINE HOÀNG NGUYỄN will discuss her current collaboration with grunt gallery, The Making of an Archive, which is an alternative depository for vernacular photography in which diverse forms of civic engagement performed by minority groups––from care work to protests in public space––are digitized for archival purposes.
PON will present a conceptual view of grunt gallery’s archival initiatives through the rushes of the coastal riparian zone including a survey of past and current projects. Halophyte stands imagines the archive as a species of saline tolerant plant and explores some of the characteristics and parallels that make these organisms unique.
Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn completed the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, in 2011, having obtained her MFA and a post-graduate diploma in Critical Studies from the Malmö Art Academy, Sweden, in 2005, and a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, in 2003. She has been awarded many grants and fellowships, and her work has been exhibited internationally. In 2015, she was the first artist-in- residence at the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm. The residency was part of SWICH – Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage – a collaborative project involving ten European museums of Ethnography and World Cultures. She is currently co-editing Crating the World: Displaced Myths, Desires and Meanings a compendium to Nguyễn’s exhibition Black Atlas (2016) presented at the Museum of Ethnography. Based on archival photographs, the publication and the exhibition explore the implications of the administration of racialized labour for transporting material culture from foreign countries to the museum’s storage.
Dan Pon is a librarian based in unceded Coast Salish territories. He holds a MLIS degree from UBC (2012) and works as a librarian at Langara College and the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Dan manages the archive at grunt gallery and is currently conducting research on behalf of the Belkin Art Gallery and Geoffrey Farmer’s outdoor public art project Nothing Can Separate Us (When the Wheel Turns Why Does a Pot Emerge?).
Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn “Courtesy the artist”
Photo: Garry Ross, courtesy Phil Beeman
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- SESSION 9
ARIANNE GELARDIN on ADDRESSING AMERICA’S SOCIOPOLITCAL CLIMATE THROUGH ART AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
LISA PRENTICE on POLITICS, THERAPY AND ORGANIZING
Tuesday March 7, 2017, 7:00 PM
222 East Georgia, Vancouver BC
GELARDIN will present a selection of projects from StoreFrontLab’s (San Francisco) current season of installations, happenings, discussions and workshops that address America’s sociopolitical climate using the agency of art and public engagement. The series, entitled NOW!, invites an evaluation of progress and demands an end to regressive values through direct action and counteraction.
PRENTICE asks do therapeutic practices and theories help or hinder social change? Considering the longstanding frictional relationship between Marxism and Freudian theory to the endpoint of today’s tendency to look for an analysis of political events in psychological terms, it would seem that therapy and politics make uneasy bedfellows.
Arianne Gelardin is curator at StoreFrontLab, an experimental exhibition space located in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2011 by architect David Baker and Yosh Asato, StoreFrontLab prides itself as “a small space for big ideas,” supporting conceptual and city-oriented projects that rely heavily on public dialogue and participation. Arianne also consults on the design and fabrication of public artworks for the San Francisco Arts Commission, facilitating the production of such works from proposals to architectural details. Working at the intersection of art, phenomenology, and sociology, Arianne’s personal practice finds form through writing, happenings, and visual language.
Lisa Prentice is a manual therapist, artist, and an ongoing researcher who explores somatic approaches to meaning making and understanding, and the relationship of human body(s) and the body politic. She is currently in private practice and has also worked with diverse groups including youth, artists and persons with mental health labels. She draws influence from the work of Wilhelm Reich, Martha Eddy, R.D. Laing, and Shou-Yu Liang.
Image: Tattoos of Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx, images found online
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- SESSION 4
LINDSAY BROWN on THE LESSONS OF HABITAT ’76 and SHILOH SUKKAU on PUBLIC ART in NORTH EAST FALSE CREEK
December 6, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Join us for these brief presentations followed by discussion:
Taking Habitat Forum 1976 as a model for the confluence of design, politics, art and community, Lindsay Brown will look at the current situation in Vancouver regarding public space, land use policy and political maneuvering by our civic government and real estate developers. She will contrast approaches to land use and speculation in UN Habitat’s “New Urban Agenda” of 2016 and its more radical predecessor, the Vancouver Declaration of 1976, to provide context for Vancouver’s increasing abdication of meaningful, politically potent public spaces and public art practice.
Using the upcoming development of Northeast False Creek as a case study, Shiloh Sukkau will present her proposal to redirect private development public art allocations to support sites for the production of public culture. Recognizing that private development makes significant contributions to the urban environment and that these contributions often come at the expense of not-for-profit cultural production within Vancouver’s current environment of competition, Sukkau argues it is no longer suitable for private developers to commission works of art on behalf of the public. Alternatively, she proposes their required contributions be invested in building the capacity of publics and arts organizations to respond to the conditions of the city through changing programs of public art.
Lindsay Brown is a writer and activist living in Vancouver. Her book “Habitat ’76” is an illustrated history of the first UN Habitat conference in Vancouver due out in mid 2017. She is a writer of art and cultural criticism and an environmental and civic activist. She co-founded the fight against the casino expansion, Vancouver Not Vegas, which began as a protest against the BC government’s massive cuts to arts from a fund whose revenues derived from gambling. She was a child volunteer at Habitat ’76.
Shiloh Sukkau is currently enrolled in the Masters of Architecture Program at the University of British Columbia and received the Janet Fletcher award for female graduate student in Architecture in 2015. Prior to becoming a mother she completed her BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2007 and has participated in multiple exhibition and residency programs, most recently attending the Banff Summer Thematic Residency in 2015.
copyright photo credit: Erol Baykal, collection of Al Clapp, VPL
Jericho beach hangars, 1976, in the Moderne (late Deco) style
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