The Foreshore: Session 13

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The Foreshore: Session 13

Kara Uzelman will present a new work, ‘Where the Necessary Tools Do Not Exist, the Thoughts in Question are Not Expressed and Not Even Conceived’.

Holly Ward will discuss her ‘Monument to the Vanquished Peasants’ (2016) a public intervention located on an empty lot at Broadway and Carolina and based on Albrecht Durer’s plans for a monument to commemorate the bloody Peasant Uprisings of 1525. Serving as an inquiry into the potential role of collective action and class solidarity the work considers Vancouver’s overheated and unsustainable real estate market in relation to the fate of serfs and their right to the commons.

The Foreshore: Session 12

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The Foreshore: Session 12

Eric Fredericksen will discuss his interest in how art becomes public, and how sites become specific, through anonymous or publicized interventions, vandalism, parody, and time.

Dr. Cissie Fu will approach questions of political art in public space along three vectors–the aesthetics of taking a stance, the politics in social choreographies, and protest as an artistic gesture–towards teasing out the tensions between presentation and representation, while attending to the resonances between community and commutiny, in the 21st century.

The Foreshore: Session 11

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Events, Workshop | No Comments
The Foreshore: Session 11

ZOE KREYE creates inter-disciplinary art projects that explore transformation, collective experience and negotiations of public.
GUADALUPE MARTINEZ is an Argentine-Canadian artist based in Vancouver. She holds a BFA from IUNA and an MFA from UBC. With the support of a BC Arts Council´s Early Career Development Grant, she is currently developing her research in Performance Art and Pedagogy.

The Foreshore: Session 10

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Events, Talk | No Comments
The Foreshore: Session 10

Vanessa Richards will lead a conversation-in-action on the reclamation of the body as instrument of change and song in common life.

Marcus Youssef will share his insights on how good activism needs good theatre. He’ll address how the process of collaborating across difference affects, challenges, and strengthens creative practice.

The Foreshore: Session 9

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The Foreshore: Session 9

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.

The Foreshore: Session 8

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Events, Talk | No Comments
The Foreshore: Session 8

Vanessa Richards will lead a conversation-in-action on the reclamation of the body as instrument of change and song in common life.

Marcus Youssef will share his insights on how good activism needs good theatre. He’ll address how the process of collaborating across difference affects, challenges, and strengthens creative practice.

The Foreshore: Session 7

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 in Events, Talk | No Comments
The Foreshore: Session 7

Buster Simpson will speak about how aesthetics can provoke curiosity, discovery and connections that reveal the multiple, sometimes conflicting layers of meaning intrinsic to place.  In this way artists working in the public realm  can  provide a  counter balance and edge  to the proliferation  of the notion of  spectacle, such as   “way finding”, “branding” and  “identity packaging”.

The Foreshore: Session 6

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Events, Talk | No Comments
The Foreshore: Session 6

Reflecting on texture: riparian to foreshore. Cecily Nicholson will talk on poetics entrenched in movement, studies that contribute to all sorts of connection, such as solidarity, and undoing, such as decolonization. “there can, of course, be no apolitical…” (Mohanty, 1984).

The Foreshore: Session 5

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The Foreshore: Session 5

Koh will open a conversation with other producers about working between typical disciplines. The idea of interdisciplinarity or boundary-crossing may be quite fashionable academically, but actually attempting to make headway outside one’s field of specialization can be fraught with frustration — and filled with potential.  Koh will speak to the feeling of being always “in-between” and her impulse to move her work outside of the gallery system, in the belief that it can make a bigger difference there.

The Foreshore: Session 4

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Events, Talk | No Comments
The Foreshore: Session 4

Taking Habitat Forum 1976 as a model for the confluence of design, politics, art and community, 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.