Talks

All talks take place Saturday and Sunday at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Saturday

The greatest stories ever told . . . so far

HOTAM

  • Saturday, October 19, 11:00 AM
  • Rennie Room

This talk is a brief overview of various publishing projects that Ho Tam has been involved in, from the artist’s book The Yellow Pages made in 1993, to his latest work The Greatest Stories Ever Told. From publishing his own work, the artist has moved into collaboration with, and distribution of, work by others. Tam has worked with many artists nationally and internationally, and has edited an anthology of eighteen Canadian photographers published in Beijing, China.

The Greatest Stories Ever Told now has fourteen language versions, and the collection is still growing. Recently, Tam started another project, a bookshop/gallery, in hopes of building a space for the artists’ book community in Vancouver.

Vancouver-based artist Ho Tam, who was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Toronto, works in a wide range of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, video and prints. In recent years, he has travelled to and exhibited in many art book fairs, including London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai.

B&D Press

Eloisa Aquino and Jenny Lin

  • Saturday, October 19, 12:00 PM
  • Rennie Room

The founders of B&D Press, Eloisa Aquino and Jenny Lin, will talk about the history of the press, their art practice within and outside of the press and experimental publishing as praxis.

B&D Press is a micropress and art project by Eloisa Aquino and Jenny Lin. Operating from Montreal since 2009, the press publishes non-fiction and auto-fiction zines and artists’ books, often dealing with queer themes.

NISHGA: An Artist Talk

Jordan Abel

  • Saturday, October 19, 1:00 PM
  • Rennie Room

NISHGA is a deeply personal and autobiographical book that attempts to address the complications of contemporary Indigenous existence. As a Nisga’a writer, Jordan Abel often finds himself in a position where he is asked to explain his relationship to Nisga’a language, community and cultural knowledge. However, as an intergenerational survivor of residential school—both of his grandparents attended the same residential school in Chilliwack, British Columbia—his relationship to his own Indigenous identity is complicated to say the least. NISHGA explores those complications and is invested in understanding how colonial violence originating at the Coqualeetza Indian Residential School impacted his grandparents’ generation, his father’s generation and ultimately his own. The project is rooted in a desire to illuminate the realities of intergenerational survivors of residential school, but sheds light on Indigenous experiences that may not seem to be immediately (or inherently) Indigenous. Drawing on autobiography, a series of interconnected documents (including pieces of memoir, transcriptions of talks and photography), NISHGA is a book about confronting difficult truths and about how both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples engage with a history of colonial violence that is quite often rendered invisible.

Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer from Vancouver. He is the author of The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), Un/inhabited and Injun (winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize). Abel recently completed a PhD at Simon Fraser University, and is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta where he teaches Indigenous Literatures and Creative Writing.

Keynote: The Baudelaire Fractal

Lisa Robertson

  • Saturday, October 19, 2:00 PM
  • Reliance Theatre

I will narrate a peculiar and, for me, unprecedented experience. One morning some 2 or 3 years ago, I woke up in a hotel with the sound, irrefutable inner knowledge that it was I who had written the complete works of Baudelaire, the French poet who lived between 1821 and 1867, and whose 1857 book Les Fleurs du mal was condemned for obscenity. I hasten to explain that I have not been a lifelong reader of Baudelaire. I have received his work belatedly, reading Benjamin, like most of my contemporaries in the arts, reading Mallarme, as do my poetry colleagues, translating Emile Benveniste’s Baudelairean notes, recently discovered in the linguist’s archive or simply by looking at the photographic portraits by his good friend Nadar, admiring the cut of his jackets. There was a flurry of research in the autumn of last year, when I discovered in his prose writings the incendiary figure of the menopausal she-dandy. Then, I unexpectedly received the entire authorship of all of his work: the Salons, the letters, the prose poems, the itinerant criticism and the poems, even the translations. It was not that I became Baudelaire; I remained myself, admittedly with some disappointment. Excerpted from the novel of the same title, which will appear in January 2020, this lecture is a partial account of that strange transmission.

Lisa Robertson is a poet and essayist. She began writing in Vancouver in the early 1990s, collaborating with a community of artists and poets that included Artspeak Gallery, New Star Books, The Western Front and The Kootenay School of Writing. She has continued these activities for thirty years, publishing books, chapbooks, leaflets and posters, translating poetry and linguistics from French and lecturing and teaching internationally (including at Cambridge University, Simon Fraser, Princeton, Piet Zwart Institute, UC Berkeley and Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics). The 2017 recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts in New York awarded her the 2018 CD Wright Award in Poetry. Books include Nilling: Prose Essays (2011), 3 Summers (2016), Cinema of the Present (2014) and The Weather (2001). She lives in France.

Sponsored by the Libby Leshgold Gallery and the Studio for Extensive Aesthetics

Keynote Reception

Lisa Robertson

  • Saturday, October 19, 3:00 PM
  • READ Books

Join Lisa Robertson, Kathy Slade and READ Books for a reception in the bookstore adjacent the Libby Leshgold Gallery

NWC Talks

Dana Claxton

  • Saturday, October 19, 4:00 PM
  • Rennie Room

A round table conversation between NWC editor Dana Claxton and NWC artists and writers Marika Swan, Roxanne Charles, Brenda Crabtree and Morgan Asoyuf on the sociopolitical context for their contemporary art practices and engagement with traditional Indigenous Northwest Coast visual culture.

NWC is a five-part publication series edited by Dana Claxton and produced by Or Gallery.

From documents to exhibitions and back again: a look at Artexte’s research residency program

Joana Joachim

  • Saturday, October 19, 5:00 PM
  • Rennie Room

Since the early 2000s, Artexte’s research residency program has invited researchers, artists and curators to explore their collection and develop knowledge on a particular subject or inspire new ideas for artistic creation. Residency projects are selected for their pertinence to the interests and research needs of the local and international artistic community. The Artexte residency program highlights the collection holdings, fosters the production of new publications and enables residents to circulate their work in Artexte’s artistic networks and to the local public in Montreal. Joachim will trace this ongoing cycle by connecting the physical and digital collections with residency projects and their resulting publications, artworks and exhibition.

Joana Joachim is the Research and Exhibitions Coordinator at Artexte and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Art History and at the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at McGill University in Montréal, Québec. Her research interests include Black feminist studies, Black Canadian studies and Canadian slavery studies.

Sunday

Third Rail in Conversation

Third Rail Quarterly

  • Sunday, October 20, 11:00 AM
  • Rennie Room

Issue 13 contributors Godfre Leung and Eldritch Priest will discuss writing about listening. Introduced by Third Rail Publisher Cameron Keith Gainer.

Godfre Leung is a critic and curator working in the territory currently known as Vancouver. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines, including Art in AmericaC MagazineThe Third Railand Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and has been commissioned for publications by Artspeak Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, Rochester Art Center, and Walker Art Center, among others. His curatorial work includes projects by Barbara Held and Benton C Bainbridge, Michael Masura Flora, Tiffany Ng, Samson Young, and the Walker Art Center exhibition International Pop, which traveled to the Dallas Art Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has received grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Jerome Foundation for his art writing practice, and from the Canada Council for the Arts for several forthcoming curatorial projects.

Eldritch Priest writes on sonic culture, experimental aesthetics and the philosophy of experience from a ’pataphysical perspective. He is Assistant professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. Eldritch is also a composer and improviser, as well as a member the experimental theory group “The Occulture.”

Cameron Keith Gainer is a publisher, the director of a project space, and a visual artist. His publication The Third Rail, is devoted to modern and contemporary art, politics, philosophy, and culture. His project space co. (company projects) features multidisciplinary exhibitions and artist’ books. Gainer works in a diverse range of media, with solo exhibitions at Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, and the Museum of Contemporary Art at USF. Group exhibitions include Koenig and Clinton Gallery, New York; David B. Smith Gallery, Denver; Minneapolis Institute of Art and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and McClain Gallery, Houston. Recent awards include a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner grant, James L. McKnight Visual Arts Fellowship, and Jerome Foundation support for research.

Trapp Rocks, a Coat Hanger and Some Dinners

Patrik Andersson / Trapp Projects

  • Sunday, October 19, 12:00 PM
  • Rennie Room

The talk will provide a brief overview of Trapp Projects, with a special focus on publications and editions produced over the past two decades.

Patrik Andersson teaches art history and theory at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and has since 1997 operated Trapp Projects, an independent curatorial platform on which to introduce local and international artists to as wide an audience as possible while not being limited by the mandates of traditional exhibition spaces.

Failure as Practice

GenderFail

  • Sunday, October 20, 1:00 PM
  • Rennie Room

GenderFail presents a talk that will explore publishing as a queer and intersectional artistic practice, as well as explore the creative potential of failure as a boundless form of inspiration. For GenderFail, to fail in a system that otherwise brings violence, destruction and erasure due to their otherness is a process that can be redirected toward positive ends. GenderFail will present past projects, publications and programs that inform their intersectional queer publishing as it intersects with failure.

GenderFail is a publishing and programming initiative that seeks to encourage projects that foster intersectional queer subjectivity. Projects look at various forms of failure as a boundless form of creative potential. GenderFail has been part of exhibitions, programs and events at MoMA PS1, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Williams College Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography, Wendy’s Subway, Sediment Arts, Vox Populi, EFA Project Space, Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, Washington Center for the Arts, Ulises Books, Anderson Gallery, and After School Special.

The Media Gallery

  • Sunday, October 20, 1:30-5:00 PM
  • RBC Media Room

The Media Gallery is activated as space to explore the intersection of publication and presentation from a digital perspective. Projects include audio zines and a video installation curated by The Foreshore; readings via Skype curated by Jaclyn Bruneau of C Magazine; and a sound performance curated by Whess Harmon.

Image Caption: Erika DeFreitas, She may be moved and they multiplied most in exaggeration. (detail No. 20), 2019. Image courtesy of the artist. Stay tuned for Erika DeFreitas’ forthcoming artist project in C Magazine‘s Winter 2020 issue.

The Beginning The Middle and The End. Again.

Judy Radul

  • Sunday, October 20, 3:00 PM
  • Rennie Room

The play of recto and verso enabled by objects such as book pages that can be turned creates an ambivalent threshold zone between the imaginary of the image and the real of the reader/observer. The medial conditions for the birth of a hallucination have been met—a hallucination that is at its very core a medial operation.

— Bernhard Siegert, Cultural Techniques. Grids, Filters, Doors and Other Articulations of the Real, 2015

This is a talk that concentrates on Judy Radul’s recent artworks involving books and magazines. Several have involved custom magazine publications whose pages are turned by a computer-controlled “page turning machine” with a video camera “reading” them. Her 2017 exhibition at Witte de With in Rotterdam made a chain of meaning between the turning pages of a magazine, opening and closing doors and windows and the shot counter shot of the video image. The attempt was to create a space which opened, closed and turned like a book.

Judy Radul’s latest works involve an original computer-controlled system for live and pre-recorded video. Recent exhibitions include: Albertinum Museum, Dresden (2019) ; Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2017); Contour Biennale 8, Mechelen, Belgium (2017); Berlin Biennale 8 (2014). Her newest book This Is Television (2018) was published by Sternberg Press, Berlin in 2019.

Primary Information

James Hoff

  • Sunday, October 20, 4:00 PM
  • Rennie Room

Hoff will discuss Primary Information and its publishing activities within the larger cultural framework of book production and publishing. He’ll discuss why he thinks artists’ books are still relevant in relation to, and despite our reliance on, digital platforms and networks. His talk will centre on the publication of facsimile editions of out-of-print magazines and books for which Primary Information has become known, and the social and cultural networks from which they came.

 

James Hoff is an artist and the co-founder of Primary Information, a non-profit organization devoted to publishing artists’ books. Since 2006, he and Primary Information have published over one hundred publications, including facsimiles of well known, yet out-of-print artists’ magazines and publications, such as Avalanche, YEAH, REALLIFE, Destroy All Monsters Magazine, Women’s Work, and Just Another Asshole.

Agony Klub

Casey Wei

  • Sunday, October 20, 5:00 PM
  • Rennie Room

Agony Klub (AK) is a Vancouver-based printed matter and music label that produces and releases works under the framework of the popularesoteric. Agony Club is an underground casino in the last Philip Marlowe detective novel by Raymond Chandler, Playback, which he began in 1958. Unfinished at the time of his death, it was completed by Robert B. Parker in 1988. The ‘K’ in Agony Klub is a reference to Rainer Werner Fassbinder, whose films frequently feature some kind of unheimlich performance, embodying the popularesoteric. A.K. is also the name of a documentary on Akira Kurosawa made by Chris Marker in 1985.

AK presents what the framework of the popularesoteric is, where it comes from and how it functions in an art practice, in collaboration, in the community and in our contemporary post-digital moment.

Agony Klub is artist-musician KC Wei’s music and printed matter label that produces and releases works under the framework of the popularesoteric. The label has been active since 2016, and has released twenty works thus far.

 

Projects

Additional project programming taking place in various locations throughout the Emily Carr University Exhibition Commons.

COLORAMA

Johanna Maierski

  • October 19–20, 11:00-7:00 PM
  • Exhibition Commons

CLUBHOUSE is an ongoing collaboration project that started in 2016 at COLORAMA, a publishing house and risograph printing studio based in Berlin. CLUBHOUSE began as a monthly event hosted by Aisha Franz and Johanna Maierski, where a small, changing group of artists would come together to work on a small edition of collaborative folded zines.

“Clubhouse Week“ is an extended version of the project, with the goal of finishing an entire book within a week. This June, twelve artists mainly working in comics and illustration, were invited to join an intensive workshop in Berlin to collaborate on the book together with another twelve contributing artists from afar.

THE BOOK consists of both posters and comics. The special thing about the process of working together in one space is that something like a book comes together much more naturally and cooperatively, as it pushes each participant into exploring new possibilities within their own work.

Johanna Maierski is a publisher and printer that grew up in Berlin, where she studied Architecture and Urban Research. Since 2015, she has run COLORAMA, a publishing house and riso-printing studio.

COLORAMA is dedicated to the collaboration, the observation and the production. Publications feature the works of current comic artists and ongoing research into the means of storytelling.

Since 2016 Johanna has hosted CLUBHOUSE together with Aisha Franz, a monthly collaboration project where a small group of artists creates a limited edition of folded zines in one day.

Bibliocache

Poor Quality

  • October 19–20, 11:00-7:00 PM
  • Exhibition Commons

Bibliocache is an experimental library of self-published projects co-curated by Aaron S Moran (Poor Quality) and Sylvana dAngelo (Zine Club).

In an attempt to move beyond the traditional bookshelf, Bibliocache encourages the audience to engage with printed materials through a playful, thoughtful and social experience. Viewers are invited to explore an installation of several architectural structures housing printed materials where they can flip through books and investigate content.

To cache is to archive, stash, collect and store. This project pulls together work from artists based in British Columbia who have produced books, but may not use the format as their primary medium. Other artists were asked to produce books for the first time as a potential extension of their practices.

Bibliocache showcases the way books are used by artists across a range of mediums, while encouraging the exploration of the book format as a way to disseminate ideas.

Made in the mountains of Chilliwack, BC. We create zines and prints from visual art, photography and text. We reject the idea of DIY as “lesser than” in terms of quality or production. We reject slick commercial projects and full colour glossy printing in favour of speed-of-production and content. As a counterpoint to mass production and consumption, we aim to continue the DIY lineage through the production of unique artistic documents. What is the most that can be done with the least?

SCA Artists’ Publishing Class Research Project

  • October 19–20, 11:00-7:00 PM
  • Exhibition Commons

The Practice of Artists’ Publishing is a studio course that examines the act of publication as a critically engaged visual art practice. Students will work collaboratively making use of ECUAD Library’s excellent artist book collection to produce an exhibition that will consider early Fluxus and Conceptual works as well as more recent and contemporary projects.

SCA Artists’ Publishing Class Research Project

SFU visual art students participating in the SCA course “The Practice of Artists’ Publishing” will present a special research project especially for the VABF

synthetic velvet

Audrey Kadjar

  • October 19–20, 11:00-7:00 PM
  • Exhibition Commons

synthetic velvet is a new biannual magazine imaginatively exploring the concept of time by dedicating each issue to a specific hour. It is a digital love letter to time – it focuses on the hour system to tell universal stories and encourage larger conversations.

The first issue launched in December 2018 to focus on 5:40AM. Six artists participated: Camila Ayala, Hélène Belaunde, Linhui Li, Gülce Masrabaci, Eduardo Taborda, Audrey Kadjar.

The second issue (soon to be launched) explores the afternoon hour 3:10 pm with exclusive works by Pauline Maure, Majla Zeneli, Sofia Hjortberg, Mio Ary, Camila Malenchini, Audrey Kadjar, and Madrona Redhawk.

Audrey Kadjar is a Berlin-based photographer and creative. Using analogue photography, together with web design, 3D media and publishing, she explores concepts related to new technologies, time, intersubjectivity and gender. She is the founder of digital publishing project synthetic velvet, which imaginatively explores the concept of time by dedicating each issue to a specific hour.

Rungh Magazine

Rungh. Means. Colour.

  • October 19–20, 1:00–5:00 PM
  • South Entrance

Join Rungh Magazine as it activates its archival, printed magazines with pop-up readings by well-known and emerging Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) creators. Readings every hour starting at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday. Magazine table, conversations, Q&A’s. Learn, laugh, think, enjoy and join.

 

Zine Zone

The Zine Zone is dedicated to exhibiting experimental print projects and publication as installation. A lounge featuring sculpted works, zines on display and plush seating for reading and relaxing.

GenderFail Archive Project

GenderFail

  • October 19–20, 11:00-7:00 PM
  • Exhibition Commons

The GenderFail Archive Project is a collaborative reading room that looks at archiving as a social activity. The project started out of the desire to share a personal library of art-focused publications and to provide a platform for cherished publications. Through this project they facilitate a socially-engaged experiment on archiving fuelled by outside interpretations on a personal collection of publications. Artists, collectives and institutions are invited by GenderFail to curate a selection of publications from their  library based on each curator’s aesthetic and conceptual interests. Publications for our Reading Room at VABF have been curated by Zine Club.

Selected publications are presented on sculptural book displays made in collaboration with artists and designers. Each artist has been selected because of their work’s potential to be translated into designed objects that can help support artist-made publications. In each collaboration, artists are prompted to make a sculpture that can be used to display books from the GenderFail Archive. For the VABF Reading Room, GenderFail has worked with Detroit-based Hamtramck Ceramck on a new series of ceramic sculptural book displays.

GenderFail is a publishing and programming initiative that seeks to encourage projects that foster intersectional queer subjectivity. Projects look at various forms of failure as a boundless form of creative potential. GenderFail has been part of exhibitions, programs and events at MoMA PS1, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Williams College Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography, Wendy’s Subway, Sediment Arts, Vox Populi, EFA Project Space, Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, Washington Center for the Arts, Ulises Books, Anderson Gallery, and After School Special.

ABW

Art Book Week is a parallel series of events hosted in spaces across Vancouver by a variety of artists, curators, collectives and institutions who are actively creating and presenting work in this medium.

Thursday

Dakwäkãda Warriors Book Release

  • Thursday, October 17, 7:00–9:00 PM
  • Lucky's Comics, 3972 Main Street

Join author Cole Pauls for the Vancouver premiere of the Dakwäkãda Warriors collection! Published by Conundrum Press, this collection holds issues 1, 2, 3 and a bonus autobiographical artist talk on the creation of Dakwäkãda Warriors. Lucky’s will also have original comic pages on display from October 17 – 20. RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

Little Mountain Press Reception

Little Mountain Press

  • Thursday, October 17, 5:00–7:00 PM
  • Hotam Press Bookshop/Gallery, 218 E 4th Avenue

Powder Room is the first gallery exhibition of the print work by Little Mountain Press. Many of Little Mountain’s customers have told Little Mountain that the prints make for great decoration in the bathroom. The powder also refers to the colourful toner used in Risograph printing. Join us at the reception for the exhibition of Little Mountain Press at Hotam Press. Artists will be in attendance. Exhibition on display until October 26.

Am I a multiple

Toronto Art Book Fair

  • October 17–23, 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Ground Floor Art Centre, 288 E Georgia Street

Featuring works by Kara Walker, General Idea, Kent Monkman and Walasse Ting, Am I a multiple is comprised of 2D printed matter and 3D art objects that have been produced in editions. Am I a multiple considers themes of personal histories and identity, focusing on critiques of institutional methods of display and collecting.

This exhibition would not be possible without generous funding from Canada Council for the Arts.

Image credit: Vincent Trasov and Granada Venne, Romance of Mr. Peanut and Granada Gazelle, 1974, included in the 1977 Image Bank Post Card Show edition. Photo: Michael Morris.

Chapters Across The Pacific: Zines From Social Movements in Asia

Zine Coop

  • October 4–26 (Tuesday to Saturday), 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Reading Room, Centre A, 205-268 Keefer Street

This exhibition brings Asian artists/activists together, using “zines” as a vessel to transport their experiences and aspirations across the Pacific. The trans-regional dialogue is comprised of over 50 zines from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Macao, drawing attention to topics in freedom, democracy, worker’s rights, women and the LGBTQ+ community. The selection of zines in this exhibition highlights and investigates the current social and political climate of Asia.

We invite you to read through the “chapters.” Exhibition guided tours will be available by appointment between October 17 to 26. Email [email protected] to make arrangements. The exhibition is also accompanied by a series of public educational programs, including a talk and a workshop where Zine Coop members will share stories, insights and zine-making skills. Stay tuned for Zine Coop and Centre A’s announcements about registration via their social media accounts.

Zine Coop is an indie publishing artist collective that promotes zine culture in Hong Kong. It provides support for zine-making and distribution, connecting artists with book fairs while serving as a bridge between distributors and potential readers.

Friday

Am I a multiple

Toronto Art Book Fair

  • October 17–23, 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Ground Floor Art Centre, 288 E Georgia Street

Featuring works by Kara Walker, General Idea, Kent Monkman and Walasse Ting, Am I a multiple is comprised of 2D printed matter and 3D art objects that have been produced in editions. Am I a multiple considers themes of personal histories and identity, focusing on critiques of institutional methods of display and collecting.

This exhibition would not be possible without generous funding from Canada Council for the Arts.

Image credit: Vincent Trasov and Granada Venne, Romance of Mr. Peanut and Granada Gazelle, 1974, included in the 1977 Image Bank Post Card Show edition. Photo: Michael Morris.

Chapters Across The Pacific: Zines From Social Movements in Asia

Zine Coop

  • October 4–26 (Tuesday to Saturday), 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Reading Room, Centre A, 205-268 Keefer Street

This exhibition brings Asian artists/activists together, using “zines” as a vessel to transport their experiences and aspirations across the Pacific. The trans-regional dialogue is comprised of over 50 zines from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Macao, drawing attention to topics in freedom, democracy, worker’s rights, women and the LGBTQ+ community. The selection of zines in this exhibition highlights and investigates the current social and political climate of Asia.

We invite you to read through the “chapters.” Exhibition guided tours will be available by appointment between October 17 to 26. Email [email protected] to make arrangements. The exhibition is also accompanied by a series of public educational programs, including a talk and a workshop where Zine Coop members will share stories, insights and zine-making skills. Stay tuned for Zine Coop and Centre A’s announcements about registration via their social media accounts.

Zine Coop is an indie publishing artist collective that promotes zine culture in Hong Kong. It provides support for zine-making and distribution, connecting artists with book fairs while serving as a bridge between distributors and potential readers.

90’S CLÜB Art Show

CLÜB Vancouver

  • October 19–20, 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • James Black Gallery, 144 E 6th Avenue

Sup, CLÜB Vancouver brings together a 90’s art show and local creator pop-up shop with many bangin’ works to look at and buy. Whether you have lived through the 90’s, or sadly missed out, you can’t deny that the decade gave birth to many rad things across a variety of different styles and media. Through this submission based art show, experience facets of the 90’s through the eyes of Vancouver-based illustrators and artists. From Furbys and flip phones to horror movies, as if you’d miss this! Call up your girl gang (or boy band) and re-experience the 90’s. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Cartems x VABF Zine Swap + Talk

Cartems Donuts

  • Friday, October 18, 7:00–9:00 PM
  • Mount Pleasant Cartems, 2190 Main Street

Cartems Donuts x ABW will be hosting a Zine Swap! If you’ve never heard of zines before, that’s okay! Wondering what this means? Here’s the idea: Zines are pieces of art or writing that often take the form of small books, chapbooks and/or magazines. They are a self-made book created using whatever materials you decide! Be it a single sheet of paper, or many! Even the materials are open to your creativity—try cardboard, maybe even fabric! Leading up to our Zine Swap make as many, or as few, (we suggest 3 –10) of these artist-made books as you like. Then on October 18, come on down to the Mount Pleasant Cartems Donuts to share and swap! What separates this from a book swap is that zines are typically self-published and self-distributed, making them more accessible to common folk! This accessibility and sense of art and culture around them has created a community in the underground art, writing and music world for decades. The shop will be open (with coffee and donuts, of course) and zinesters and artists of all ages are welcome to attend. Please feel free to bring zines, prints and other similar works. Our goal is to get the community together, new and experienced zine enthusiasts alike! So please get started on your zines, get your friends started on theirs and come down for what hopes to be a wonderful event! RSVP on the Facebook event page here.

Additionally: There will be limited materials available to make some original zines for anyone wishing to participate but were not able to prepare in advance, so don’t hesitate to bring a friend even if they aren’t prepared to swap!

777: Opening & Panel Discussion

Conduit Gallery

  • Friday, October 18, 8:00–10:00 PM (Panel Discussion at 7:00–8:00 PM)
  • Conduit Gallery, 165 E Hastings

SEVEN books from SEVEN bookstores for SEVEN days.

Curated by James K-M.

Vancouver bookstores Massy Books, Paper Hound Books, READ Bookstore and Spartacus Books, among others, will lend seven books that express their ideology, point of view or literary aesthetic. Each bookstore’s selection will be stacked horizontally so that (mainly) only the spines with the book’s titles are visible. The list of titles can be read as a poem, or like a column of numbers to be added up. The exhibition looks to create abstract poetic associations with book titles that could gesture to a non-literal reading of what the books contain, creating a perceptual experience rather than merely conceptual. There will be seven different tables and table-styles that hold the stacks. Check out the Facebook event page here.

Panel Discussion:

Table with Allison Watters (Gallery Director), James K-M (Curator), Kim Koch (Paper Hound Bookstore), Patricia Massy (Massy Books) with others TBD. Moderator Jairo Salazar will spark discussion on critical concepts included in the exhibition, particularly those regarding the intricate and multiple relations concerning art and literature as means of human expression.

Saturday

90’S CLÜB Art Show

CLÜB Vancouver

  • October 19–20, 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • James Black Gallery, 144 E 6th Avenue

Sup, CLÜB Vancouver brings together a 90’s art show and local creator pop-up shop with many bangin’ works to look at and buy. Whether you have lived through the 90’s, or sadly missed out, you can’t deny that the decade gave birth to many rad things across a variety of different styles and media. Through this submission based art show, experience facets of the 90’s through the eyes of Vancouver-based illustrators and artists. From Furbys and flip phones to horror movies, as if you’d miss this! Call up your girl gang (or boy band) and re-experience the 90’s. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Am I a multiple

Toronto Art Book Fair

  • October 17–23, 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Ground Floor Art Centre, 288 E Georgia Street

Featuring works by Kara Walker, General Idea, Kent Monkman and Walasse Ting, Am I a multiple is comprised of 2D printed matter and 3D art objects that have been produced in editions. Am I a multiple considers themes of personal histories and identity, focusing on critiques of institutional methods of display and collecting.

This exhibition would not be possible without generous funding from Canada Council for the Arts.

Image credit: Vincent Trasov and Granada Venne, Romance of Mr. Peanut and Granada Gazelle, 1974, included in the 1977 Image Bank Post Card Show edition. Photo: Michael Morris.

Chapters Across The Pacific: Zines From Social Movements in Asia

Zine Coop

  • October 4–26 (Tuesday to Saturday), 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Reading Room, Centre A, 205-268 Keefer Street

This exhibition brings Asian artists/activists together, using “zines” as a vessel to transport their experiences and aspirations across the Pacific. The trans-regional dialogue is comprised of over 50 zines from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Macao, drawing attention to topics in freedom, democracy, worker’s rights, women and the LGBTQ+ community. The selection of zines in this exhibition highlights and investigates the current social and political climate of Asia.

We invite you to read through the “chapters.” Exhibition guided tours will be available by appointment between October 17 to 26. Email [email protected] to make arrangements. The exhibition is also accompanied by a series of public educational programs, including a talk and a workshop where Zine Coop members will share stories, insights and zine-making skills. Stay tuned for Zine Coop and Centre A’s announcements about registration via their social media accounts.

Zine Coop is an indie publishing artist collective that promotes zine culture in Hong Kong. It provides support for zine-making and distribution, connecting artists with book fairs while serving as a bridge between distributors and potential readers.

2020 MAU Calendar Launch featuring The Chicken Dish

Makers Artists United (MAU)

  • Saturday, October 19, 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • BC Artscape, 4th Floor, 268 Keefer Street

THE CHICKEN DISH | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join MAU Calendar contributors, Justin and Vanessa Ho in a cooking and storytelling workshop inspired by their father’s recipes. They will prepare The Chicken Dish, in honour of their father who did the best with what he had and brought past and present cultures together through his cooking. Participants will be invited to sample the dish as part of the project launch reception. Free event. Maximum 15 participants. Registration required: 2020maulaunch.eventbrite.com.

2020 MAU CALENDAR LAUNCH | 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Now in its second year, the 2020 MAU Calendar project is an artist and community produced publication showcasing the work of local artists, Evan Lee, Bagua Artists Association, Jeffery Chong, Kimberly Sayson, Laurie M. Landry and WePress, in collaboration with the Powell Street Festival Society. This year’s calendar will highlight the work of local social-service organizations, individuals and businesses, and feature community-contributed food recipes, poetry and neighbourhood event listings. The project aims to capture a contemporary portrait of a rapidly changing community while questioning the form and function of a calendar — as a tool to track time, historical record and artist publication.

For 2020, a limited-edition of 400 calendars will be available for purchase. Printed by Moniker Press, a local publishing studio specializing in Risograph printing.

This project is supported by a 2019 BC Arts Council grant.

FREE Event. All are welcome.

 

Makers Artists United (MAU) is a long-term artist-initiated project by Elisa Yon. Started in 2018, the project aims to engage local craft makers, artists and community members in reimagining the way souvenirs can function as critical art objects and as vehicles to examine lesser-known local histories, cultural identities and issues affecting the future of Vancouver’s Chinatown.

777: Curator Talk

Conduit Gallery

  • Saturday, October 19, 2:00–3:00 PM
  • Conduit Gallery, 165 E Hastings

SEVEN books from SEVEN bookstores for SEVEN days.

Curated by James K-M.

Vancouver bookstores Massy Books, Paper Hound Books, READ Bookstore and Spartacus Books, among others, will lend seven books that express their ideology, point of view or literary aesthetic. Each bookstore’s selection will be stacked horizontally so that (mainly) only the spines with the book’s titles are visible. The list of titles can be read as a poem, or like a column of numbers to be added up. The exhibition looks to create abstract poetic associations with book titles that could gesture to a non-literal reading of what the books contain, creating a perceptual experience rather than merely conceptual. There will be seven different tables and table-styles that hold the stacks. Check out the Facebook event page here.

Talk with guest Jairo Salazar:

Please join us for a journey through art history to explore some examples of artists and collectives of the past four decades who found—through the inclusion of words and written language—political and socially committed ways to defy aesthetic and social conventions in their artistic practices.

MENA Film Festival and Art Gallery

MENA Film Festival

  • Saturday, October 19, 4:00–10:00 PM, and Sunday, October 20, 12:00–10:00 PM
  • Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University, 520 E 1st Avenue

The launch of the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Film Festival will be held at Emily Carr’s Reliance Theatre. Head downstairs between VABF tables for music, catering and an exhibition of art and publications by Mena-identifying artists, capped off by nightly film screenings. This is the first event of its kind to provide a stage for local Middle Eastern voices in Vancouver. The collaboration between VABF and MENA is a chance for students and artists of MENA background to promote their work at both events and access a wider audience that includes artists, film industry and the larger MENA+ community. Oh, and it’s free to the public! Check out more at www.menafilmfestival.com.

Gachet’s Bookshelf Opening

Gallery Gachet

  • Saturday, October 19, 7:00–9:00 PM
  • Gallery Gachet Foyer, 9 W Hastings

Researched and published by artists in the DTES, Gachet’s Bookshelf is an annotated bibliography in zine format compiling life writing, fiction, critical psy and dis/ability studies, poetry and artist books on topics of madness, mental health, substance use, art and creativity. The zine will be adapted as an installation in Gallery Gachet’s foyer, including sound recordings and selected works available for reading and viewing. We welcome visitors to contribute titles, books, annotations and illustrations to this community bibliography and archive.

Sunday

90’S CLÜB Art Show

CLÜB Vancouver

  • October 19–20, 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • James Black Gallery, 144 E 6th Avenue

Sup, CLÜB Vancouver brings together a 90’s art show and local creator pop-up shop with many bangin’ works to look at and buy. Whether you have lived through the 90’s, or sadly missed out, you can’t deny that the decade gave birth to many rad things across a variety of different styles and media. Through this submission based art show, experience facets of the 90’s through the eyes of Vancouver-based illustrators and artists. From Furbys and flip phones to horror movies, as if you’d miss this! Call up your girl gang (or boy band) and re-experience the 90’s. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Anna Zett book signing and launch of Artificial Gut Feeling

Or Gallery

  • Sunday, October 20, 12:00–2:00 PM
  • Or Gallery table at VABF, Emily Carr University, 521 E 1st Avenue

Berlin-based artist Anna Zett will join Or Gallery’s VABF table for the North American launch of their new book, Artificial Gut Feeling.

Released by Belgium’s Divided Publishing, Zett describes this work as “Dedicated to the feminist revolution, the post-socialist subject of Artificial Gut Feeling questions logocentric and capitalist beliefs about the economy of meaning. This book gathers fists, guts and brains to gain a deeper understanding of the non-verbal roots of dialogue.”

This book launch coincides with the opening of Zett’s artist talk, film screening and first exhibition in Vancouver, Hold On at Or Gallery from October 17, 2019 through January 11, 2020. Please visit www.orgallery.org for more information.

Anna Zett is an artist, writer and filmmaker based in Berlin. Their multidisciplinary practice combines historical research and analytical perspective with a playful, interaction-oriented approach. Centred on processes of sense making through symbol and contact, Zett’s work focuses on the material remnants of language-based power. Their work has been hosted by Serpentine Cinema (London), Whitney Museum (New York), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), SALT (Istanbul), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), I: project space (Beijing) and elsewhere.

Am I a multiple

Toronto Art Book Fair

  • October 17–23, 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Ground Floor Art Centre, 288 E Georgia Street

Featuring works by Kara Walker, General Idea, Kent Monkman and Walasse Ting, Am I a multiple is comprised of 2D printed matter and 3D art objects that have been produced in editions. Am I a multiple considers themes of personal histories and identity, focusing on critiques of institutional methods of display and collecting.

This exhibition would not be possible without generous funding from Canada Council for the Arts.

Image credit: Vincent Trasov and Granada Venne, Romance of Mr. Peanut and Granada Gazelle, 1974, included in the 1977 Image Bank Post Card Show edition. Photo: Michael Morris.

MENA Film Festival and Art Gallery

MENA Film Festival

  • Saturday, October 19, 4:00–10:00 PM, and Sunday, October 20, 12:00–10:00 PM
  • Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University, 520 E 1st Avenue

The launch of the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Film Festival will be held at Emily Carr’s Reliance Theatre. Head downstairs between VABF tables for music, catering and an exhibition of art and publications by Mena-identifying artists, capped off by nightly film screenings. This is the first event of its kind to provide a stage for local Middle Eastern voices in Vancouver. The collaboration between VABF and MENA is a chance for students and artists of MENA background to promote their work at both events and access a wider audience that includes artists, film industry and the larger MENA+ community. Oh, and it’s free to the public! Check out more at www.menafilmfestival.com.

777

Conduit Gallery

  • October 20–24, 5:00–7:00 PM
  • Conduit Gallery, 165 E Hastings

SEVEN books from SEVEN bookstores for SEVEN days.

Curated by James K-M.

Vancouver bookstores Massy Books, Paper Hound Books, READ Bookstore and Spartacus Books, among others, will lend seven books that express their ideology, point of view or literary aesthetic. Each bookstore’s selection will be stacked horizontally so that (mainly) only the spines with the book’s titles are visible. The list of titles can be read as a poem, or like a column of numbers to be added up. The exhibition looks to create abstract poetic associations with book titles that could gesture to a non-literal reading of what the books contain, creating a perceptual experience rather than merely conceptual. There will be seven different tables and table-styles that hold the stacks. Check out the Facebook event page here.

An Elemental Typology Launch

READ Books

  • Sunday, October 20, 6:00 PM
  • READ Books, Emily Carr University, 520 E 1st Avenue

Join READ Books for the launch of An Elemental Typology, a limited edition artist book by Randy Lee Cutler.

Taking the scientific grid as a point of departure, An Elemental Typology traces the prolix potential of collapsing scientific, industrial, philosophical, spiritual and informal knowledge practices alongside images from the public domain into new mineralogical arrangements. The fictive inventory draws on real data to generate an archaeological dig across diverse geographies and histories and in the process, renders visible new architectures of time and matter. Working with four distinct and non-hierarchical categories (the songs of science, supernatural oracles, natural philosophy and the underworld), this data mining is stratified for the purposes of condensation, displacement and transformation. Ultimately, these borrowed images and the specific stories they uncover are adapted towards new crystallizations, allowing for an emergent legibility of a world beyond words where matter matters.

Randy Lee Cutler is a Vancouver-based writer, artist and educator. In the intersections of gender, art, science and technology, her practice takes up themes of materiality and sustenance. Randy is a professor at Emily Carr University in the Faculty of Art.

Monday

Am I a multiple

Toronto Art Book Fair

  • October 17–23, 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Ground Floor Art Centre, 288 E Georgia Street

Featuring works by Kara Walker, General Idea, Kent Monkman and Walasse Ting, Am I a multiple is comprised of 2D printed matter and 3D art objects that have been produced in editions. Am I a multiple considers themes of personal histories and identity, focusing on critiques of institutional methods of display and collecting.

This exhibition would not be possible without generous funding from Canada Council for the Arts.

Image credit: Vincent Trasov and Granada Venne, Romance of Mr. Peanut and Granada Gazelle, 1974, included in the 1977 Image Bank Post Card Show edition. Photo: Michael Morris.

90’S CLÜB Art Show Closing

CLÜB Vancouver

  • Monday, October 21, 5:00–9:00 PM
  • James Black Gallery, 144 E 6th Avenue

Sup, CLÜB Vancouver brings together a 90’s art show and local creator pop-up shop with many bangin’ works to look at and buy. Whether you have lived through the 90’s, or sadly missed out, you can’t deny that the decade gave birth to many rad things across a variety of different styles and media. Through this submission based art show, experience facets of the 90’s through the eyes of Vancouver-based illustrators and artists. From Furbys and flip phones to horror movies, as if you’d miss this! Call up your girl gang (or boy band) and re-experience the 90’s. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

777

Conduit Gallery

  • October 20–24, 5:00–7:00 PM
  • Conduit Gallery, 165 E Hastings

SEVEN books from SEVEN bookstores for SEVEN days.

Curated by James K-M.

Vancouver bookstores Massy Books, Paper Hound Books, READ Bookstore and Spartacus Books, among others, will lend seven books that express their ideology, point of view or literary aesthetic. Each bookstore’s selection will be stacked horizontally so that (mainly) only the spines with the book’s titles are visible. The list of titles can be read as a poem, or like a column of numbers to be added up. The exhibition looks to create abstract poetic associations with book titles that could gesture to a non-literal reading of what the books contain, creating a perceptual experience rather than merely conceptual. There will be seven different tables and table-styles that hold the stacks. Check out the Facebook event page here.

Tuesday

Am I a multiple

Toronto Art Book Fair

  • October 17–23, 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Ground Floor Art Centre, 288 E Georgia Street

Featuring works by Kara Walker, General Idea, Kent Monkman and Walasse Ting, Am I a multiple is comprised of 2D printed matter and 3D art objects that have been produced in editions. Am I a multiple considers themes of personal histories and identity, focusing on critiques of institutional methods of display and collecting.

This exhibition would not be possible without generous funding from Canada Council for the Arts.

Image credit: Vincent Trasov and Granada Venne, Romance of Mr. Peanut and Granada Gazelle, 1974, included in the 1977 Image Bank Post Card Show edition. Photo: Michael Morris.

Gachet’s Bookshelf

Gallery Gachet

  • October 22–26, 12:00–6:00 PM
  • Gallery Gachet Foyer, 9 W Hastings

Researched and published by artists in the DTES, Gachet’s Bookshelf is an annotated bibliography in zine format compiling life writing, fiction, critical psy and dis/ability studies, poetry and artist books on topics of madness, mental health, substance use, art and creativity. The zine will be adapted as an installation in Gallery Gachet’s foyer, including sound recordings and selected works available for reading and viewing. We welcome visitors to contribute titles, books, annotations and illustrations to this community bibliography and archive.

Chapters Across The Pacific: Zines From Social Movements in Asia

Zine Coop

  • October 4–26 (Tuesday to Saturday), 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Reading Room, Centre A, 205-268 Keefer Street

This exhibition brings Asian artists/activists together, using “zines” as a vessel to transport their experiences and aspirations across the Pacific. The trans-regional dialogue is comprised of over 50 zines from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Macao, drawing attention to topics in freedom, democracy, worker’s rights, women and the LGBTQ+ community. The selection of zines in this exhibition highlights and investigates the current social and political climate of Asia.

We invite you to read through the “chapters.” Exhibition guided tours will be available by appointment between October 17 to 26. Email [email protected] to make arrangements. The exhibition is also accompanied by a series of public educational programs, including a talk and a workshop where Zine Coop members will share stories, insights and zine-making skills. Stay tuned for Zine Coop and Centre A’s announcements about registration via their social media accounts.

Zine Coop is an indie publishing artist collective that promotes zine culture in Hong Kong. It provides support for zine-making and distribution, connecting artists with book fairs while serving as a bridge between distributors and potential readers.

777

Conduit Gallery

  • October 20–24, 5:00–7:00 PM
  • Conduit Gallery, 165 E Hastings

SEVEN books from SEVEN bookstores for SEVEN days.

Curated by James K-M.

Vancouver bookstores Massy Books, Paper Hound Books, READ Bookstore and Spartacus Books, among others, will lend seven books that express their ideology, point of view or literary aesthetic. Each bookstore’s selection will be stacked horizontally so that (mainly) only the spines with the book’s titles are visible. The list of titles can be read as a poem, or like a column of numbers to be added up. The exhibition looks to create abstract poetic associations with book titles that could gesture to a non-literal reading of what the books contain, creating a perceptual experience rather than merely conceptual. There will be seven different tables and table-styles that hold the stacks. Check out the Facebook event page here.

Derya Akay – Mantı, Börek, Baklava Publication Launch

Contemporary Art Gallery

  • Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 PM
  • Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street

Join CAG for the launch of our new publication culminating Derya Akay’s 2017 Burrard Marina Field House Residency project Mantı, Börek, Baklava. At the launch Akay will share Baklava prepared by special guests. See more at www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/events/publication-launch-derya-akay.

Derya Akay (b. 1988, Turkey) is an artist living in Vancouver. Recent solo exhibitions include Green Grocer, Unit 17, Vancouver, 2018; Ghost Spring (with Dilara Akay), grunt gallery, Vancouver, 2018; with bread, Campbell River Art Gallery, 2017; Pumice, Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, California, 2017. Recent group exhibitions include The Lulennial II: A Low-Hanging Fruit, Lulu, Mexico City, 2018; HERE, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, 2017; Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016. Alongside his solo practice he has been collaborating with artists Julia Feyrer, Kurtis Wilson, Vivienne Bessette and Salem Sharp on self-sufficient and sustainable food and hospitality workshops. Currently they are working on a project with a wider group of collaborators that encompasses a self-built kitchen, community cultivated garden and an event space at Unit 17, Vancouver.

Vancouver Queer Zine Fest

  • Tuesday, October 22, 7:00–10:00 PM
  • 8 East Pender

The Vancouver Queer ZineFest (VQZF) is the first zine fest dedicated to queer voices. We’re here to celebrate LGBTQA2+ zine and comic creators, and to bring them together to share their art and stories.

The VQZF, hopes to be a space where diversity in genders, identities, experiences and backgrounds are all freely represented.

This year the VQZF is please to be putting on an exhibit at 8east Tuesday Oct 22nd at 8east (8 east Pender St.) from 7-10pm of local zine creators to promote the Vancouver Queer ZineFest for 2020.

Wednesday

Am I a multiple

Toronto Art Book Fair

  • October 17–23, 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Ground Floor Art Centre, 288 E Georgia Street

Featuring works by Kara Walker, General Idea, Kent Monkman and Walasse Ting, Am I a multiple is comprised of 2D printed matter and 3D art objects that have been produced in editions. Am I a multiple considers themes of personal histories and identity, focusing on critiques of institutional methods of display and collecting.

This exhibition would not be possible without generous funding from Canada Council for the Arts.

Image credit: Vincent Trasov and Granada Venne, Romance of Mr. Peanut and Granada Gazelle, 1974, included in the 1977 Image Bank Post Card Show edition. Photo: Michael Morris.

Gachet’s Bookshelf

Gallery Gachet

  • October 22–26, 12:00–6:00 PM
  • Gallery Gachet Foyer, 9 W Hastings

Researched and published by artists in the DTES, Gachet’s Bookshelf is an annotated bibliography in zine format compiling life writing, fiction, critical psy and dis/ability studies, poetry and artist books on topics of madness, mental health, substance use, art and creativity. The zine will be adapted as an installation in Gallery Gachet’s foyer, including sound recordings and selected works available for reading and viewing. We welcome visitors to contribute titles, books, annotations and illustrations to this community bibliography and archive.

Chapters Across The Pacific: Zines From Social Movements in Asia

Zine Coop

  • October 4–26 (Tuesday to Saturday), 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Reading Room, Centre A, 205-268 Keefer Street

This exhibition brings Asian artists/activists together, using “zines” as a vessel to transport their experiences and aspirations across the Pacific. The trans-regional dialogue is comprised of over 50 zines from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Macao, drawing attention to topics in freedom, democracy, worker’s rights, women and the LGBTQ+ community. The selection of zines in this exhibition highlights and investigates the current social and political climate of Asia.

We invite you to read through the “chapters.” Exhibition guided tours will be available by appointment between October 17 to 26. Email [email protected] to make arrangements. The exhibition is also accompanied by a series of public educational programs, including a talk and a workshop where Zine Coop members will share stories, insights and zine-making skills. Stay tuned for Zine Coop and Centre A’s announcements about registration via their social media accounts.

Zine Coop is an indie publishing artist collective that promotes zine culture in Hong Kong. It provides support for zine-making and distribution, connecting artists with book fairs while serving as a bridge between distributors and potential readers.

777

Conduit Gallery

  • October 20–24, 5:00–7:00 PM
  • Conduit Gallery, 165 E Hastings

SEVEN books from SEVEN bookstores for SEVEN days.

Curated by James K-M.

Vancouver bookstores Massy Books, Paper Hound Books, READ Bookstore and Spartacus Books, among others, will lend seven books that express their ideology, point of view or literary aesthetic. Each bookstore’s selection will be stacked horizontally so that (mainly) only the spines with the book’s titles are visible. The list of titles can be read as a poem, or like a column of numbers to be added up. The exhibition looks to create abstract poetic associations with book titles that could gesture to a non-literal reading of what the books contain, creating a perceptual experience rather than merely conceptual. There will be seven different tables and table-styles that hold the stacks. Check out the Facebook event page here.

Thursday

Gachet’s Bookshelf

Gallery Gachet

  • October 22–26, 12:00–6:00 PM
  • Gallery Gachet Foyer, 9 W Hastings

Researched and published by artists in the DTES, Gachet’s Bookshelf is an annotated bibliography in zine format compiling life writing, fiction, critical psy and dis/ability studies, poetry and artist books on topics of madness, mental health, substance use, art and creativity. The zine will be adapted as an installation in Gallery Gachet’s foyer, including sound recordings and selected works available for reading and viewing. We welcome visitors to contribute titles, books, annotations and illustrations to this community bibliography and archive.

Chapters Across The Pacific: Zines From Social Movements in Asia

Zine Coop

  • October 4–26 (Tuesday to Saturday), 12:00–5:00 PM
  • Reading Room, Centre A, 205-268 Keefer Street

This exhibition brings Asian artists/activists together, using “zines” as a vessel to transport their experiences and aspirations across the Pacific. The trans-regional dialogue is comprised of over 50 zines from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Macao, drawing attention to topics in freedom, democracy, worker’s rights, women and the LGBTQ+ community. The selection of zines in this exhibition highlights and investigates the current social and political climate of Asia.

We invite you to read through the “chapters.” Exhibition guided tours will be available by appointment between October 17 to 26. Email [email protected] to make arrangements. The exhibition is also accompanied by a series of public educational programs, including a talk and a workshop where Zine Coop members will share stories, insights and zine-making skills. Stay tuned for Zine Coop and Centre A’s announcements about registration via their social media accounts.

Zine Coop is an indie publishing artist collective that promotes zine culture in Hong Kong. It provides support for zine-making and distribution, connecting artists with book fairs while serving as a bridge between distributors and potential readers.

777

Conduit Gallery

  • October 20–24, 5:00–7:00 PM
  • Conduit Gallery, 165 E Hastings

SEVEN books from SEVEN bookstores for SEVEN days.

Curated by James K-M.

Vancouver bookstores Massy Books, Paper Hound Books, READ Bookstore and Spartacus Books, among others, will lend seven books that express their ideology, point of view or literary aesthetic. Each bookstore’s selection will be stacked horizontally so that (mainly) only the spines with the book’s titles are visible. The list of titles can be read as a poem, or like a column of numbers to be added up. The exhibition looks to create abstract poetic associations with book titles that could gesture to a non-literal reading of what the books contain, creating a perceptual experience rather than merely conceptual. There will be seven different tables and table-styles that hold the stacks. Check out the Facebook event page here.