Vancouver

Writing

Caretaker to Caretaker

By Bopha Chhay, Paula Booker

18.01.2022

In Part One of this interview, Vancouver-based Aotearoa curators Paula Booker and Bopha Chhay talk about Chhay’s work as director of non-profit artist-run initiative Artspeak, the meaning of care in a curating role, the relationship between writing and art, and the place of artist-run initiatives in Canada and Aotearoa.

Writing

Caretaker to Caretaker

By Bopha Chhay, Paula Booker

18.01.2022

In Part Two of this interview, Vancouver-based Aotearoa curators Paula Booker and Bopha Chhay talk about Chhay’s work as director of non-profit artist-run initiative Artspeak, the challenges of maintaining a space during COVID-19, what decolonisation in art institutions can be like and working on unceded territory, and curating recent projects around the relationship between art and writing.

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Sriwhana Spong, The Poem is a Temple

11 September —
27 November 2021

Western Front Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

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Bridget Reweti and Shannon Te Ao at Or Gallery

12 May —
02 June 2018

Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

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Ruth Buchanan: Dead Marble

09 June —
28 July 2018

Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada.

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Transits and Returns at Vancouver Art Gallery

28 September 2019 —
23 February 2020

Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

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Maddie Leach: Lowering Simon Fraser

29 September —
04 October 2019

Off-site at New Westminster Quay and Queensborough Bridge billboard, Vancouver, Canada

Writing

What's for - Decolonial - Dinner?

By Tania Willard

18.12.2019

Co-curated by Lana Lopesi, the exhibition Transits and Returns at Vancouver Art Gallery in Canada presents the work of 21 Indigenous artists from Northern America and the Pacific, and includes Aotearoa artists BC Collective, Louisa Afoa, Ahilapalapa Rands, and Edith Amituanai. In this essay, Indigenous Canadian artist and curator Tania Willard contextualises the work within a wider art history and personal history.