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  • PHASE II : SESSION 3 ON THE ENTWINEMENT OF INDIGENEITY AND HIDDEN LABOUR IN THE MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY VANCOUVER Dana Claxton with Jaleh Mansoor   Tuesday, June 5, ...
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  • FLOTILLA: SESSION 19 MARIE BURGE ON STRATEGIES FOR ENGAGEMENT: BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE (BIG) PROMOTION ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND & JOURNÉE SANS CULTURE ON CONSIDERING SUSTAINABLE ...
  • FLOTILLA: SESSION 18 LINDSAY DOBBIN ON LISTENING AS A CREATIVE ACT & HARMONY WAGNER ON LISTENING TO THE ENERGY OF THE BODY   September 22 2017  2:30-4:00 Presented ...

 

 

  • PHASE II : SESSION 3

    ON THE ENTWINEMENT OF INDIGENEITY AND HIDDEN LABOUR IN THE MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY VANCOUVER
    Dana Claxton with Jaleh Mansoor

     

    Tuesday, June 5, 7– 8.30pm
    nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch, Vancouver Public Library
    Wo Soon (Mary) Lee Chan Room
    730 East Hastings Street

     

    Attendance is Free

     

    Join celebrated local artist Dana Claxton and art historian Jaleh Mansoor as they debate the following questions, prompted by Claxton’s new series of photographic works: do unresolved aboriginal sovereignty and economics, a housing crisis precipitated by tectonic shifts in global wealth distribution and finally culture, a genre nested within lens-based practices responsive to the collapse of medium specificity, have anything to do with one another? Does the international dispersal of swelling wealth, of surplus value generated elsewhere, have anything to do with the decomposition and re-composition of a local aesthetic? Who or what stands at the vanishing point of two seemingly unrelated phenomenon that locate Vancouver on the GPS of global culture?

     

    BIOS

    Dana Claxton works in film video, photography, video and performance art. Her practice investigates beauty, the body, the socio-political and the spiritual. Her work has been exhibited internationally is held in numerous public collections. She was honoured with the VIVA Award in 2001. Claxton’s family reserve is Lakota First Nations – Wood Mountain.

     

    Jaleh Mansoor’s current project traces the historical and structural entwinement of aesthetic and real (or concrete) abstraction understood as the extraction of surplus labour valorized on and by the market. An associate professor of Art history at UBC, Mansoor’s first book, Marshall Plan Modernism: Italian Postwar Abstraction and the Beginnings of Autonomia was published by Duke University Press in 2016.

     

     

    Image: Dana Claxton, Subterranean Weaving: On the Entwinement of Indigeneity and Hidden Labour in the Making of Contemporary Vancouver, 2018, (Work in progress). Courtesy the artist