Clint Burnham is a Vancouver writer and teacher. Burnham is the author of numerous books, including Airborne Photo (1999), and The Jamesonian Unconscious (1995). His latest book, Smoke Show, a novel, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2005. Burnham has written on such artists as Ian Wallace, Tim Lee, and Theodore Wan, and he is a freelance art critic for the Vancouver Sun.
Whether through performance art, experimental video, photographs, recipes, interventions in gallery windows, or creative/critical writing, Randy Lee Cutler’s practice explores the aesthetics of appetite and embodiment. She has authored numerous essays published in C magazine, Pyramid Power, The Fillip Review, FUSE magazine, Vancouver Art & Economies, Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture, West Coast LINE, n.paradoxa, Blackflash Magazine, Canadian Art and Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art on topics as diverse as digestion, truth-telling, orientalism, feminism, photography and social change. Originally from Montreal, she lives in Vancouver where she maintains an experimental relationship with pedagogy, gardening and reading.
Aaron Flint Jamison (b. Billings, MT, 1979) has exhibited at Culturgest (Porto), castillo/corrales (Paris), Pied a Terre (San Francisco), Open Satellite (Seattle), Midway Contemporary (Minneapolis), Marfa Book Company (Marfa, TX), Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Center d’edition contemporaine (Geneva), among others. Jamison lives and works in Portland, OR, where he is the founder of the art center Yale Union. Jamison co-founded the artist-run center Department of Safety (2002-2010) in Anacortes, WA, and is the founder and editor of Veneer Magazine. Jamison is represented by Air de Paris.
Tricia Middleton holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University. Favouring the format of sculptural installation, her work is concerned with the materiality of the world, how materials are located in time, and how both their substance and their meaning changes within time. These installations, sculptures and videos will often use (and reuse) all of the materials of her studio, including its dust and debris. In this way, her experiments seek to hybridize historical and contemporary material culture, detailing the migrations of form and meaning over time.
Her recent solo exhibitions include Dark Souls, at the Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal (2009) and Midnight Gallery Rambles, at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (2009). Recent group exhibitions include Nothing to Declare: Recent Sculpture from Canada at the Power Plant in Toronto (2010), the inaugural Quebec Triennial at the Musee d’artcontemporain de Montreal (2008) and De-con-structions, at the National Gallery of Canada (2007). Upcoming projects include solo exhibitions at Mercer Union (2011) and Oakville Galleries (2012).
A curator and writer based in San Francisco, where she is Curator and Head of Programs at the CCA Wattis Institute. Nguyen was formerly Director/Curator of Artspeak from 2011-2016. Her writing has appeared in exhibition catalogues and periodicals nationally and internationally, with recent texts in catalogues published by Pied-à-Terre (San Francisco), Gluck 50/Mousse (Milan), and the Herning Museum of Art (Denmark). Nguyen is the recipient of the 2015 Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Emerging Curators in Contemporary Canadian Art and the 2016 Joan Lowndes Award from the Canada Council for the Arts for excellence in critical and curatorial writing.
Pamela Rosenkranz (1979, Sils-Maria, Switzerland) lives and works in Zurich. Starting from the empirical observation of minute details and isolated gestures and movements, Rosenkranz multiplies her viewpoints, negates the very notion of centrality by creating unstable and open realities, through a constant tension between presence and absence. Selected solo exhibitions of her work include Centre d’ Art Contemporain Geneve; Karma International (Zurich); Art Statements, Art Basel; Micky Schubert (Berlin); Kunstmuseum Thun; Taro Nasu Gallery (Tokyo); and Store (London). Recent group shows include “Fax,” Drawing Center (New York); “Reduction and Suspense,” Kunstverein Bregenz; “Event Horizon,” Raster (Warsaw); “Blank Complexity,” Karma International at Parisa Kind (Frankfurt); and Manifesta7, Trentino Alto Adige/Sudtirol.
Klaus Scherübel works and lives in Vienna and Montreal. His work has continually been exhibited in Europe and North America including Fundazio Juan Miró, Barcelona (2003), Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz (2003), Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier (2003), L’Espace VOX, Montréal (2002), Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (2001). His videowork has been presented in festivals such as Viper, Basel (2003), the Festival international du nouveau Cinéma et des nouveaux Médias, Montréal (2003) and the Transmediale, Berlin (2004).
Within his conceptual practice, Klaus Scherübel questions the status of the artwork, integrating it in a process in which the artist himself is indissociable. He appears in his work in different roles and functions such as the artist at work, a character of a sitcom, a sponsor or as an editor.
CLINT BURNHAM, RANDY LEE CUTLER, OMER FAST, AARON FLINT JAMISON, TRICIA MIDDLETON, PHILIP MONK, PAMELA ROSENKRANZ, KLAUS SCHERUÜBEL
August 1–August 31, 2012
Please enjoy these summer reading “picks” from a selection of local and international artists and writers, including Clint Burnham, Randy Lee Cutler, Omer Fast, Aaron Flint Jamison, Tricia Middleton, Philip Monk, Pamela Rosenkranz and Klaus Scherübel.
The PDF is available here.