Join Canadian Art editors and contributors on Saturday, March 24, for a free day of talks in galleries all over Vancouver.
The day will include a performance by artist Divya Mehra, co-presented with 221A, and a launch party at Franc Gallery for Canadian Art’s Spring 2018 issue, “Dirty Words.”
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Artspeak, 233 Carrall Street
Writer and Canadian Art contributor Steffanie Ling will moderate a discussion on text-based practices with artists Juli Majer and Casey Wei.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Catriona Jeffries, 274 East 1st Avenue
Julia Feyrer, “Background Actors”
Led by Canadian Art‘s editor-in-chief and co-publisher David Balzer
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton Street
Sarah Dobai, “Principals & Deceptions”
Led by exhibition curator Kathy Slade
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Space is limited, RSVP required: RSVP here
In her work, Divya Mehra speaks to the challenging, and often isolating experience of growing up in the Canadian Prairies. Over the last two years, Mehra has begun compiling a series of non-linear short stories and poetics that trace these experiences with a specific focus on race, violence, death, and the service industry. This performative lecture borrows from traditions of comedy, the monologue, and the artist talk, coupled with documentation from her social media streams and text messages.
For the Spring 2018 issue, Mehra has produced a specially-commissioned cover and an artist project.
SPRING ISSUE LAUNCH
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Franc Gallery, 1654 Franklin Street
Celebrate the launch of the Spring 2018 issue, “Dirty Words” at Franc Gallery, where the exhibition “Borrowed Landscape” featuring work by Glenn Lewis is currently on view.
All are welcome; admission is free.