Lectures and Talks

The Gallery's public lectures, classes and discussion groups presented by artists, curators, art historians, critics and collectors are springboards for understanding and appreciating the world of art and visual culture, for exchanging ideas and for debating issues. These events take many forms, ranging from traditional slide presentations to informal artists' talks in the galleries. They bring renowned scholars, critics and artists to Vancouver, setting local art and artists in an international framework and drawing together some of the brightest minds of our time.

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Visionary Partner for Art Education:
Ji Ping Bai

JAN 15
TUE 7 pm
Room 4East
in the Gallery
BuYun Chen
Guo Pei: Couture Beyond

In this lecture, historian BuYun Chen examines the impact of Guo Pei’s avant-garde designs on the global fashion industry and discusses the history of fashion in China.

$12 Members  |  $15 General Admission  |  $10 Students  


BUYUN CHEN is a historian who specializes in the history of women's work, fashion and craft technology in premodern China. She recently completed a book—forthcoming from the University of Washington Press—on the history of fashion during the Tang dynasty (618-907), which seeks to establish new terms for understanding the productive lives of women in premodern China, bringing the innovative work of weavers and court ladies to the forefront of history. Her current research explores the relationship between textile technology, craft knowledge and practice, and global trade during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She teaches history at Swarthmore College.

Image credit: Guo Pei, One Thousand and Two Nights, 2010 (detail), embroidered skil gown with hand-painted motifs and embellished with Swarovski crystals; porcelain. Photo: Courtesy of SCAD

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