LIQUIDATE: An art publication sale by Contemporary Art Gallery, Access Gallery, Fillip, New Documents, Presentation House Gallery, Or Gallery and Western Front
We’ve been busy spring cleaning. The Contemporary Art Gallery, Access Gallery, Fillip, New Documents, Presentation House Gallery, Or Gallery and Western Front have joined forces to bring you some serious discounts on art publications new and old. This one time only evening sale is not to be missed.
The evening is sponsored by Jameson Whiskey.
We invite you to enjoy our specialty cocktail: The Librarian for a modest donation of $5.
WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 5-9pm
WHERE: Access Gallery: 222 East Georgia Street, Vancouver
Contemporary Art Gallery sample titles on sale:
Every building on 100 West Hastings – Stan Douglas
DONKY@NINJA@WITCH – FASTWÜRMS
You are my sunshine/You are my nebula – Euan MacDonald
Cabin Photographs – Scott McFarland
About Access Gallery:
An artist-run centre established in 1991, Access Gallery is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and presenting the work of emergent artists, curators and cultural practitioners, as well as those entering a new experimental phase of their practice. We enable critical conversations and risk taking through new configurations of audience, artists and community.
Access Gallery sample titles on sale:
Unsuitable as an Institution: The Tenacity of Access Gallery 1992—2014
Far Away So Close, Part I
Far Away So Close, Part II
Ian Johnston: Reinventing Consumption
Life After Doomsday: Jason de Haan
The Ever-Changing Light: Raymond Boisjoly
About Fillip and New Documents:
Fillip is a Vancouver-based publishing organization formed in 2004 to expand spaces for critical discussions on contemporary art. Through a magazine and publications program, Fillip provides platforms for examining the relationship between art and society. New Documents is a Los Angeles and Vancouver-based art book publisher.
Fillip and New Documents sample titles on sale:
Yes, But Is It Edible?
Institutions by Artists
About Or Gallery:
The Or Gallery is an artist-run centre committed to exhibiting work by local, national and international artists whose art practice is of a critical, conceptual and/or interdisciplinary nature. The Or Gallery has published various works including artist books, record/sound works and critical anthologies. It also runs a small bookstore focused on artists’ publishing, including artist books, zines, periodicals, criticism and theory.
Or Gallery sample titles on sale:
12 Sun Songs, Cranfield & Slade (this is a record)
Ten Shows, Barb Choit
Exercises in Kinesthetic Drawing and Other Drawing, Aaron Carpenter
Vancouver Anthology, ed. Stan Douglas
The D’Or Series (Food for Thought, Notes on Collaboration, Explorations in Psychic Geography, Goin’ Solo)
About Presentation House Gallery:
Presentation House Gallery’s mandate is to exhibit and disseminate photography and media art, emphasizing contemporary Canadian work within a context of historical and international art. Since 1984 they have produced over 100 publications, featuring a diverse range of artists and exhibitions. In 2006 the gallery launched the Lynn Valley series of artist-designed publications. This series has featured books by a wide range of contemporary artists including: Richard Prince, Jonathan Monk and Annette Kelm. Presentation House Gallery aims to offer the community a range of experiences which will engage viewers with new considerations about the world in which they live.
PHG sample titles on sale:
Active Process: Artist’s Books Photographic and Contemporary, Twenty-eight U.S. and Canadian Artists
Death and the Family, Gisele Amantea, Marian Penner Bancroft, Wyn Geleynse, etc.
Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver
Judy Radul: People Things Enter Exit
Attila Richard Lukacs / POLAROIDS / Michael Morris
About Western Front:
Established in 1973 the Western Front is one of Canada’s leading artist-run-centers for contemporary art and new music. We produce and present visual art, exhibitions, new music concerts and workshops, media-art residencies, performance art and other artist driven initiatives. The Western Front currently maintains programs in Exhibitions, Media Art and New Music, as well as an extensive archive of audio-visual materials. Through this diverse programming we continue to be a crucial platform for interdisciplinary, experimental art practices in Canada and internationally.
Western Front sample titles on sale:
Ritual In Contemporary Performance
Eternal Network: Videos from the Western Front Archive
Recipes For An Encounter
The F Word
Marian Penner Bancroft: Two Places at Once: Transfigured Wood Part IV
Join us for free exhibition tours and drop-in art making events for families. All ages are welcome!
2015 Free Family Day’s at the Contemporary Art Gallery
Saturday, May 30 and June 27
On the last Saturday or each month, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art making activities that respond to our current exhibitions.
May 30: Material Play
Responding to Dault’s playful sculptural works participants will create their own assemblages.
June 27: No Paint Brushes Allowed
Responding to Dault’s experimental painting practice participants will play with similar techniques, creating improvised paintings made with unconventional tools such as forks, combs, toothbrushes, cotton balls, etc.
On the last Saturday of every month, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art making activities that respond to our current exhibitions. This new initiative is presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays. For more information visit: http://artstarts.com/weekend
Feedback Series Events: Tad Hozumi
Saturday, June 6, 13 and 27, 4pm
Hozumi is a Vancouver-based artist and hip hop therapist, involved in local street dance culture and currently working on a body of photo, installation, social intervention and performance work that explores the history of struggle coded in to the subversive vocabulary of street style dances. Responding to the pop culture references of Julia Dault’s paintings he will curate a collection of records, on June 6 and 13 he will conduct a series of participatory movement workshops building on his selections. On June 27 Hozumi will give a talk on the practice of crate digging AKA record collecting and play a live set.
Tad Hosumi: vinyl + music blog “Back Ground Music” http://bgmdiscotheque.tumblr.
Tad Hozumi’s feedback events reflect his experiences as an artist, deejay and movement based therapist he will respond to Julia Dault’s paintings in her exhibition ‘Blame It On the Rain’ by playfully referencing elements found in her work.
Hozumi has resourced his record collection in search for albums such as ‘Sweet Hone’ in the Rock’s Self-Titled; Brian Auger’s ‘Oblivion Express Live Oblivion’; Donny Hathaway’s ‘Extensions of a Man’ and Gino Soccio ‘Outline’. For Hozumi these records resonate with Dault’s work and inform the two movement based participatory events. The first class will be led by disco dancer and yoga teacher, Gary Quon. The second movement class will be based on expressive movements led by Hozumi. He will also host an artist talk and deejay an event to cap off the feedback series.
Saturday, June 6th, 4pm
Yoga Boogie, a unique hybrid practice developed by Quon combines his passion for dance and yoga. Using songs curated from Hozumi’s collection, Quon will lead a dynamic session that will begin on the mat and get you up and grooving! Be prepared to BOOGIE! Gary Quon is a yoga practitioner who specializes in Kundalini style and a well-recognized disco dancer (waacking). Quon’s practice often incorporates elements of rhythm and dance along with the kriyas resulting in an uplifting and energetic practice.
*This session will be available for the first 15 people – Please register to save your spot at learning@contemporaryartga
*Please bring your own yoga mat.
Sat, June 13th, 4pm
This movement-based session is about becoming mindful of how music and visual stimuli resonate within our bodies, by letting impulses that we discover from the music and Dault’s artworks move us around the gallery space.
*This session will be available for the first 15 people
Artist Talk and DJ Session
June 27th, 4pm
Music Back Ground (talk) and Back Ground Music (party). Hozumi will speak about fan videos of Mariah Carey, deejaying indie dance parties in the 2000s, making video game music, finding himself in hip hop and (re)discovering crate-digging. After the talk he will play a deejayed set of some unique records from his collection of jazz, soft pop/rock, disco, funk and more, weaving around the albums that were selected for the feedback series.
This series invites cultural and critical producers to present thoughts and ideas rooted in their own interests and practices, and invites audiences to join in the conversations that will explore relevant contemporary issues, theories, ideas and culture.
SFU Philosophers Café: Art Salons
In the spirit of social gatherings that provide forums for discussion, SFU Philosophers’ Café will run two art salons in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery. Each café will start with a guided tour of current exhibitions with Director Nigel Prince, followed by a discussion with Shaun Dacey, Curator, Learning and Public Programs and special guests.
Salon on the exhibition Blame It On the Rain by Julia Dault
free, all welcome
Artist Talk: Maddie Leach
Thursday, June 11, 7pm
Please note: At the Burrard Marina Field House
1655 Whyte Ave, Vancouver, Free
Burrard Marina Field House artist-in-residence Maddie Leach will present on her recent projects including the Walters Prize nominated ‘If You Find the Good Oil Let Us Know’.MORE
Talk : Independent Curator Liz Park
Tuesday, June 16, 7pm
Independent curator Liz Park will share recent projects made during her fellowship at ICA Philadelphia.
Liz Park is a curator and writer from Vancouver, Canada. After receiving an MA in Art History/Curatorial Studies at the University of British Columbia, she held various curatorial positions including Curator-in-Residence at Western Front, Co-Director/Curator of Access Gallery, and Public Programmer at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She curated a number of exhibitions internationally including at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, the Kitchen in New York, and Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon in Seoul, and her writing has been published by Afterall Online, Performa Magazine, Fillip, Yishu: A Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Pluto Press, and Ryerson University Press, among other places. The topics of her curatorial research and writing include the politics of mobility, the representation of violence, artist-run institutions, and non-Western art in the global context of contemporary art. She has received awards from Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada for her independent curatorial work and scholarship. In 2011–2012, Park was Helena Rubinstein Fellow in the Curatorial Program at the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2013-2015, she was the Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennyslvania.MORE