Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Sports Swarm in Contains Animal Byproducts!

Artwork at left: "Red Football Helmet" by Aganetha Dyck. Photo: Peter Dyck.

Contains Animal Byproducts! Pet Food for the Brain, Curated by Daina Warren

Contains Animal Byproducts! is a multi-media, group exhibition that investigates the animated side of art - literally and figuratively. All the visual artworks incorporate various references that include animal as shaman, animal for consumption or the natural environment as well as projects and images that are connected to politically charged notions such as the link between the protection of wildlife and Canadian identities. These diverse projects hold various interpretations due to the incongruity of aesthetic materials and objects paired with animal depictions.

Daina Warren is of the Montana Cree Nation in Alberta. She received her BFA in 2003 at Emily Carr University, and is currently enrolled in her MA in critical and curatorial studies at UBC, graduating in 2010. Warren has curated for the New Forms Media Arts Festivals (2004,2005), the Earth Village for the World Urban Forum (2006) and as an associate curator with grunt gallery and the LIVE Biennale of Performance Art from 1999-2009.

Contains Animal Byproducts! Pet Food for the Brain is lead by Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts winner Aganetha Dyck with Mary Anne Barkhouse, BGL, Marianne Corless, Susan Detwiler, David Diviney and Bill Burns.

Enjoy! (Did we mention that Aganetha Dyck will be in our upcoming LATERAL LEARNING exhibition-in-print curated by Paul Butler????)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Vantage Art Projects launches Social Media Releases with PITCH ENGINE as the primary method of news wire and press release distribution

Vantage director Jennifer Mawby says that " the real-time and multi-media capabilities of Social Media Releases surpasses the ability to engage people in arts and culture activities over traditional text and image only press releases. With a S.M.R. sound bites for tweets and links to other social media portals like Facebook are included in the release for one-click re-posting. The ability to embed You-Tube video and multiple images into the release add to it's dynamic features we feel are right for Vantage's unique art projects. We are excited about the potential with Pitch Engine."

See the GATEKEEPERS S.M.R here!