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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Video Documentation

Visit the Gallery's video page, to view documentation of lectures and talks.
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Mar

Tuesday, March 1, 7pm
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture
MashUp Pecha Kucha* / in the Gallery, 4East & Rooftop Pavilion
Local contributing curators and writers present dynamic, short presentations on their contributions to MashUp. 20 images for 20 seconds per speaker gives an exciting overview on many of the exhibition’s artists and topics.

Presenters:
1. Bruce Grenville,
Senior Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery:
20 Thoughts on MashUp
2. Patrik Andersson, Curator and Associate Professor in Critical+ Cultural Studies, Emily Carr University: Jacques Villegle
3. Stephanie Rebick, Assistant Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery: Christian Marclay
4. Ian Thom, Senior Curator – Historical, Vancouver Art Gallery: General Idea
5. Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director, Vancouver Art Gallery: The sculptures of Liz Magor, Doris Salcedo and Rachel Whiteread
6. Diana Freundl
Associate Curator,
Asian Art, Vancouver Art Gallery:
Gu Wenda, Xu Bing and Qiu Zhijie
7. Lisa Couthard, Associate Professor, Film Studies, University of British Columbia: Quentin Tarantino
8. Makiko Hara, Independent Curator based in Vancouver and Tokyo: UJINO

TICKETS:
$10/$5 for Members.
Doors open 6:45pm. Cash Bar.

Tuesday, March 15, 7pm
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture
Lecture / Bruce Grenville / in the Gallery, 4East
Things that Matter: The Legacy of Collage

In this illustrated lecture, MashUp co-curator Bruce Grenville traces the legacy of collage from Pablo Picasso and Hannah Höch to contemporary artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Isa Genzken and Hito Steyerl.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

Saturday, March 19, 3pm/3:30pm/4pm
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture
Flash Talks / Christine D’Onofrio / in the Gallery, various locations
Join Vancouver artist Christine D’Onofrio as she talks about three of her favourite artworks from the exhibition. Each pop-up talk takes place in the galleries in front of the art and lasts 15 minutes before moving on to the next work.

Christine D'Onofrio is a visual artist who works predominantly with video, film and photographic images. Her work investigates ideas about consumer culture and media, art history, humour and desire, often using feminist strategies. She has shown extensively throughout Canada and currently teaches at the University of British Columbia.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

Apr

Tuesday, April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 7pm & 8pm
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture
Weekly Intonarumori Sound Performances / Martin Gotfrit & guest musicians
in the Gallery, 4East

Join Martin Gotfrit, Professor at Simon Fraser University, and guest musicians for a weekly activation of the intonarumori every Tuesday evening in April. The intonarumori are a group of experimental musical instruments created by the Italian futurist Luigi Russolo in the early 1900s. Local artists bring these instruments to life with casual, improvisational performances.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

Saturday, April 23, 3pm
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture
Artist's Talk* / Gu Wenda / in the Gallery, 4East
Shanghai/NY-based artist Gu Wenda discusses his ground breaking career that has merged traditional Chinese ink painting, Western art installation and his provocative, unconventional use of materials such as human hair.

TICKETS: Details to follow.

May

Saturday, May 14, 3pm
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture
Artist's Talk* / Dara Birnbaum / in the Gallery, Annex Workshop
Influential New York-based artist Dara Birnbaum’s seminal work Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978-79) used found television footage and music in her work to challenge conventional social and gender norms put forth by burgeoning popular media. In this talk, Birnbaum discusses her career as a pioneering video and installation artist.

TICKETS:
$10/$5 for Members.

AVAILABLE SOON

Tuesday, May 31, 7pm
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture
Lecture* / Ian Wallace / in the Gallery, 4East
Celebrated Vancouver artist Ian Wallace gives an illustrated art history lecture on the radical experimentations that defined modernity in Paris in the years 1912-14. Using his original research, Wallace connects this exciting period of European history to the emergence of a modern Vancouver.

TICKETS: Details to follow.

Other Programming

Mar

Tuesday, March 8, 7pm
Art Rental & Sales
Artist's Talk / Aimée Henny Brown / Art Rentals & Sales Showroom
Aimée Henny Brown is an interdisciplinary artist whose work addresses both the history and fate of printed matter as tangible objects in a virtual era.

Free to the public. Meet at Membership desk in the lobby.

AR&S

Apr

Tuesday, Apr 26, 7pm
Art Rental & Sales
Artist's Talk / Stuart McCall / Art Rentals & Sales Showroom
Stuart McCall’s photographic practice is characterized by an observational perspective that focuses on industrial areas and construction worksites, exploring the unexpected arrangement of elements that occurs from chance effect.

Free to the public. Meet at Membership desk in the lobby.

AR&S

All programming is in the Gallery and free with Gallery Admission unless otherwise indicated | *Ticketed event
Dates and times are subject to change. Please check back for complete up-to-date listings.