JUDGMENT AND CONTEMPORARY ART CRITICISM
February 14–March 28, 2009
Opening reception Friday, February 20, 8pm
Organized by Artspeak and Fillip
As a complement to the forum, Artspeak will house a reading room of texts, publications and journals related to issues of judgment in contemporary art criticism. The reading room will build on Artspeak’s ONSITE programming, allowing a space for study, conversation and information.
A workbook including detailed information about the forum and panelists, as well as a selection of reprinted texts related to issues of valuation and art criticism, will be available free of charge at the reading room and at various galleries throughout the Vancouver. The workbook will function as a primer for audiences preceding the forum to encourage discussion and debate.
For more information see: www.judgmentandartcriticism.com
JO-ANNE BIRNIE-DANZKER, SVEN LUTTICKEN, MARKUS MIESSEN, KRISTINA LEE PODESVA, JORDAN STROM, AMY ZION, TIRDAD ZOLGHADR
March 7–March 28, 2009
March 7, 1pm
Architect, writer, and curator Markus Miessen (Berlin), Amy Zion, and Kristina Lee Podesva will discuss architecture as political practice and the nightmare of participation. Miessen’s talk is supported through the Emily Carr University Student Symposium.
March 14, 1pm
Following up on a keynote address by critic/curator Tirdad Zolghadr, we are pleased to screen the film A Crime Against Art (Hila Peleg, 2007). Based on a trial staged at ARCO, Madrid, the film casts Zolghadr and Anton Vidokle as the defendants in a mock trial on a number of polemical issues in the world of contemporary art. This screening is presented with generosity from e-flux, New York.
March 21, 1pm
Curator Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker (Vancouver/Munich) and Jordan Strom will discuss Birnie-Danzker’s curatorial experiences in Vancouver in the seventies and eighties, and, more recently, in Europe and Asia.
March 28, 1pm
For the final event, join us for an open discussion with critic Sven Lutticken (Utrecht). Joining us via Skype, Lutticken will discuss ways of navigating critical judgment within the spaces of contemporary art writing.