Claudia Beck on Jochen Lempert
Saturday, June 11, 3pm
Claudia Beck is an art collector and writer who lives and works in Vancouver. She will lead a personal response to the work of Jochen Lempert.
From 1976 to 1982, Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft ran NOVA Gallery focusing on photography by artists including: Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Walker Evans, Ian Wallace and N.E. Thing Co. They were the first gallery to exhibit the work of Jeff Wall and are considered pioneers among commercial photography galleries. Beck and Gruft have since donated a large portion of their photography collection to the Vancouver Art Gallery, which was featured in the exhibition Real Pictures in 2005. Beck curated the exhibition of work by Christopher Williams at CAG as well as serving as a Board member and was also a trustee of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Previously she served for four years as Head of the Acquisitions Committee of The Getty Museum Photo Council in Los Angeles.MORE
Screening event presented by Patrick Staff and Robin Simpson
Presented by CAG in partnership with Cineworks.
Friday, February 12, 7pm
Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Works screened include: Mirha Soleil-Ross’ Gender Troublemakers (1993), Xanthra Mackay’s Rupert Remembers (2000), James Diamond’s The Man from Venus (1999), Mike Hoolboom’s Frank’s Cock (1993) and Gwendolyn and Co.’s Prowling by Night (1990).
‘Missives’, is a new free broadsheet publication and an associated film screening event co-programmed by Staff with Canadian curator and writer Robin Simpson. Continuing the format of Staff’s recent screening-performances Dreams of Travel (2014) and Uniform Smoke (2015), this expanded public programming brings together a number of voices that generate resonances with the politics and interpersonal relationships that constitute the project, rather than describing or fixing the meaning of the work. Grounded within a Canadian context, it seeks to forge a connection among Trans/Queer contexts, production, dialogues and communities.
The broadsheet contains specially commissioned texts by Juliet Jacques, Staff and Simpson and will be distributed city wide as well as in Toronto via defunct Xtra newspaper boxes.
Alongside this, the screening event at Cineworks Annex (February 12 from 7pm), invokes a provisional social space, cinema and theatrical set where a temporary community may gather, through which a selection of film and video works explore first person narratives, interview, account and witness in queer Canadian moving image production, and reflect upon our viewing of it in a contemporary context. Presenting older works framed through their practice the evening engages an intergenerational conversation and includes: Mirha Soleil-Ross’ Gender Troublemakers (1993), Xanthra Mackay’s Rupert Remembers (2000), James Diamond’s The Man from Venus (1999), Mike Hoolboom’s Frank’s Cock (1993) and Gwendolyn and Co.’s Prowling by Night (1990).
The MISSIVES broadsheet and screening event are generously supported by the British Council.MORE