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Talks & Events

  • There are reasons for looking and feeling and thinking about things that are invisible: A two day event on New Narratives in Art Writing.

    MARIA FUSCO, EILEEN MYLES, LYNNE TILLMAN, JACOB WREN
    April 4–April 5, 2014

    Building on the West Coast literary movement known as New Narrative, There are reasons for looking and feeling and thinking about things that are invisible brings together four writers at the edge of literary and contemporary art writing in the voices of Maria Fusco, Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, and Jacob Wren.

    As a literary genre, New Narrative addresses the structure of narrative by experimenting in fragmentation, poetic strategies, and autobiographical allusions. As a formal conceit, New Narrative is an embodied form of writing, a type of creative non-fiction that relies on presence as much as memory.

    As a weekend of readings and responses in Vancouver, British Columbia, There are reasons for looking and feeling and thinking about things that are invisible aims to re-contextualize the field of contemporary art writing as both a form and a labour of creative production. Developing alongside poetry, literary, and art histories, the field of art writing is in itself a spectrum of craft and praxis to be discussed and reflected upon critically.

    Schedule:

    April 4, 7–9 pm, Eileen Myles and Jacob Wren
    April 5, 2–5 pm, Lynne Tillman and Maria Fusco

    At the Western Front Grand Luxe Hall
    Doors will open half an hour prior. First come first serve seating. No latecomers.

    Co-presented by 221A, Artspeak, and Western Front. Organized by Amy Fung.

    The title for this event is a line from an Eileen Myles text on Martha Diamond.

Publications

  • Quit India

     

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    Title: Quit India: Divya Mehra
    Category: Catalogue
    Writers: J.J. Kegan McFadden, Kim Nguyen, Amy Fung, Natasha Bissonauth, Kendra Place
    Editors: Derek Dunlop, Jessica Antony
    Design: Lauren Wickware
    Publisher: Platform, Artspeak
    Printer: Friesens
    Year published: 2013
    Edition: 200
    Pages: 80pp
    Cover: Cloth
    Binding: Perfect Bound
    Process: Offset
    Features: Gold foil on brown cloth covers and spine
    Dimensions: 21 x 13.5 x 1 cm
    Weight: 216 g
    ISBN: 978-0-9697675-8-9
    Cost: $9

    Published in collaboration with Platform (Winnipeg), Quit, India, documents and elaborates upon Divya Mehra’s two solo exhibitions : The Party is Over, presented at Artspeak in 2011 and Turf War presented at Platform in 2010.