Friday, May 7, 2010
As of May 10, 2010 we have updated our re-designed website to incorporate our blog content at the same address, and not at this address.
Please go to www.vantageartprojects.com/wordpress/blog for new and update to date postings.
Sherri and Jennifer.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
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Sherri and Jen.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
See all the photos here on the CASV blog>> http://contemporaryartsocietyofvancouver.blogspot.com/2010_04_01_archive.html
Below: Felix Gonzales-Torres at MUAC, and Jumex Curator describing Dan Flavin's work in "The White Room" show, Fondation Jumex.
Monday, April 12, 2010
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A better way to showcase our artists and buy their limited edition prints is a part of this redesign.
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Monday, February 15, 2010
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There is no charge for this service - as part of our mandate Vantage Art Projects seeks to create opportunities for artists and to bridge art lovers with exciting new talent.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
LIGHT BAR by Instant Coffee
The artist collective Instant Coffee presents Light Bar, a full-spectrum
light bar installation and venue for light therapy, light lectures, light
shows, light reading and light rock. Instant Coffee Light Bar is an
ongoing art project that investigates the potential and power of light. The
artists come to this idea through necessity. Living in a place such as
Vancouver, Canada, where the rain can seem endless, the negative effects of
the lack of sunlight on individual psyches and the large social milieu
feels at times paramount. The use of light as a therapy or as a remedy for
SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is commonly and affectively used by
individuals, but for Light Bar Instant Coffee puts it to the test in small
or large group situations.
As part of Bright Light a collaborative project that brings together
fourteen arts organizations from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Bright
Light is commissioned by the City of Vancouver through its Olympic and
Paralympic Public Art Program. www.bright-light.ca
Instant Coffee is a service oriented artist collective based in Toronto and
Vancouver. They began their light research in Bergen, Norway in
collaboration with Flaggfabrikken, opening the Light Bar for two nights of
events and therapy. They continued their research over a three-month
residency at Kuenstlerhaeuser, Worpswede, Germany then returned to
Vancouver to open the Light Bar Bus Shelter, as part of A Bright Future, a
four part public commission for 88 BLOCKS*Art on Main for which they
adapted the Main and West 20th bus shelter into a full spectrum light
therapy bar. In working with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Instant
Coffee opened the Light Bar, a functioning bar and venue from January 30th
to May 24th, 2009. Instant Coffee's most consistent members are Cecilia
Berkovic, Jinhan Ko, Kelly Lycan, Jenifer Papararo, Kate Monro, and Khan Lee.
Where: Instant Coffee Light Bar: 33 West Cordova St.
When: Multiple events, beginning February 12 through March 20, 2010;
opening hours, Wednesday to Saturday, 7pm - 12 am, and for special events
Select Schedule of Events:
Friday, February 12: Opening night celebration with the premier performance
of CHRISTINE, a Vancouver synth pop band with Julian Paul Carnrite and
Kevin Ron Schmidt. Christine uses computers to make their music and likes
it when you dance. With guest djs Natalie Purschwitz and Jeremy Mendes,
performance at 11pm
Saturday, February 13: Slide Show: Aaron Carpenter, Christine D'Onofrio,
Owen Kidd, Shannon Oksanen, Alex Pensato, Philippe Pasquier, Judy Radul,
Sylvain Sailly and Sydney Vermont. Instant Coffee invites ten artists to
show slides of their work or as work; old school analogue or not; vacation
pics may be included. With guest djs Rodney Graham and Jeremy Shaw.
Thursday, February 18: Light Lecture: RAYMOND W. LAM, MD, Professor of
Psychiatry at UBC and Director of the Mood Disorders Centre at UBC
Hospital, lectures on light, its relationship to SAD and Non-SAD Conditions
www.UBCsad.ca, 8pm followed by an Instant Coffee light show.
Friday, February 19: Book Launch: Lateral Learning by Vantage Art Projects,
an exhibition-in-print project Vol.1 guest curated by Paul Butler with
essays by Dr. Jeanne Randolph and Mark Clintberg, 8pm
Saturday, February 20: Rooftop Special: hosted by LUCAS GRANITO, DANIEL
HELLMANN AND KELVIN BEAUDETTE. Inspired by the sunny daytime parties at WMC
in Miami, Sonar in Spain Picnik Electronique in Montreal and their events
last summer, Rooftop Special aims to recreate a place like summer in the
Light Bar. To complement the space they will be playing classic Chicago
house and lots of modern dance music.
Saturday, February 27: Karaoke and Authenticity: Seattle curator ERIC
FREDERICKSEN will host a night of karaoke interwoven with an illustrated
lecture. Malcolm McLaren recently wrote, "Today there are two words that
sum up the culture: 'authenticity' is one, and the other ... 'karaoke'!
With Vancouver's karaoke experts, Weekend Leisure. Lecture at 9pm
Monday, March 8: Light Compositions: DIDIER PETIT (cello), VIVIANE HOULE
(voice) and STEFAN SMULOVITZ (viola & laptop) come together for a rare
performance hosted by TOM CONE, 9pm
Friday, March 12: Woo Magazine launch.
Saturday, March 13: Van Bands: KICK EVRYTHING and CALL THE CITY play loud, 10pm
Wednesday, March 17: Slickerslacker is Fiona Bowie and Jim Peers (guitar,
vox, knobs and tubes, buttons, various utensils and sliders), 10pm
Thursday, March 18: Danish Artist Ditte LyngkÃ¦r Pedersen will host a
screening event based on her video works and give a short presentation on
the artists-run exhibition space rum46 in Ã�rhus, Denmark, 8pm
Friday, March 19: CAM DALES of the ice cream social playing 50's and 60's hits.
House dj's: Julian Paul Carnrite, Peter Gazendam, Lazers Bomb, Mittens and
Gloves, Jeremy Mendes, Stephen Murray, Jenifer Papararo, and Natalie
Purshwitz. Guest bartenders: Vivian Bessette, Marianne Bos, Tom Cone, Owen
Kidd, Philippe Pasquier, Judy Radul, Kathleen Ritter, Tiny Josh Schmidt,
Stuart Sproule and more
See www.instantcoffee.org for a growing list of events, and for other
information contact email@example.com
Thursday, February 4, 2010
The Book Launch of "Lateral Learning" on Friday, Feb. 19th, 8:00 to 10:00 pm at "The Light Bar" (part of the Bright Lights Public Art festival). Hosted by The Instant Coffee Collective. Location: Blood Alley in Gastown, Vancouver BC.
Meet Paul Butler our artist curator and help us celebrate the launch of our first exhibition-in-print. If you are a published artist please R.S.V.P if you are joining us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists in “Lateral Learning” featuring Paul Butler, Mark Clintberg and Dr. Jeanne Randolph with: Amarie Bergman, Lisa Birke, Melissa Brown, Lydia Burggraaf, John Campbell, Robert Caspary, Lucia Cipriano, Jennifer Delos Reyes, Rebecca Donald, Christopher Donnelly, Aganetha Dyck, Richard Dyck, Sarah Fuller, Julie Gendron, Lori Gordon, Sheila Heti, Robin Lambert, Marissa Largo, Henry Mah, Ashley Neese, Christian Nicolay, Jennifer O'Leary, Richard Palanuk, Mitzi Pederson, Perry Rath, Kerri Reid, Scott Rogers, Jesse Sherburne, Julia Sherman, Jonny Silver, Eric Steen, Derek Sullivan, Aislinn Thomas, Julie Thomson, Margaux Williamson, Sascha Yamashita, Weakhand , The Make It Collective (Gabe Baribeau, Ian Fitzgerald, Rachel Fleming, Aimee Burnett, Sean Walsh, Todd Guthrie, Pat Bodnar, Meghan Hunter, Nick Edwards, Emily Vesigny, Emily Rayner and Bailey Holmes), The 26 Collective (Melanie Rocan, Cyrus Smith, David Wityk, Fred Thomas, Shaun Morin, Ian August, Michael Topf), The Reverse Pedagogy Team (Venice 2009). All artist submissions were blind-juried based on an international open call.
More information about the publication, the published artists and writers here >>pitch engine link
Friday, January 22, 2010
Canadian art. Your screen.
Exhibition No. 10 — January 19, 2010
When the Night Comes
Curated by Nathalie de Blois
Featuring — Jocelyne Alloucherie (winner of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2000), Carlos and Jason Sanchez, Ed Pien, Myfanwy Macleod, Shary Boyle, Chih-Chien Wang, Angèle Verret and Sébastien Cliche
After the sun sets and the inky darkness of night surrounds the landscape, shadows appear, first clear and sharp, then out of focus and shifting, to the fumbling confusion of our mind and eye. Night is a passage that allows us to peek behind the curtains of mundane appearance and draws us to a place of possibility; where the line between reality and fiction becomes blurred. As its title suggests, this exhibition evokes a twilight path into night, the appeal of the void and the path lost, but also reaches back to a time populated by dreams, visions, disquieting specters and fantastic creatures. Both the beauty and fears of the nocturnal imagination are conjured up in turn by the works presented in this exhibition.
Nathalie de Blois – Curator
Since 1997, Nathalie de Blois has curated several exhibitions that have travelled throughout Quebec and Europe. She is presently curator of contemporary art at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, where she organised the exhibition Michel de Broin. Machinations in 2006; an overview exhibition on Quebec’s art scene called It Happened in your Neighbourhood in 2008 and in 2009 a group show Emporte-moi/Sweep Me off My Feet, which examines the turbulences of love through the works of over 30 international artists.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Curated by Dave Dyment
photo left: Michael Snow.
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Perhaps because of influential publishers and distributors in the 70s (Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and Art Metropole, respectively) Canada has a rich history of producing art designed to infiltrate book and record stores.
Michael Snow’s The Last LP is a classic artist’s audio work, and his Cover to Cover is possibly the most renowned artist book ever printed - a rare case where a Canadian work defines the genre.
Snow’s works bookend this exhibition, which otherwise draws on artists who explore the structure, content and possibilities of books via published works, photographs, handcrafted facsimile and trompe l’oeil. The works examine our relationship to these objects and to each other, while questioning the authority of the codex.
The records selected here share a relationship to books. Davis’s charred vinyl refers to book burning and The Last LP is about the form of the vinyl record, as a printed package. It features extensive liner notes that both set up and eventually give away the trompe l'oeil.
Dave Dyment is a Toronto-based curator, artist and writer. From 2004 to 2008, he was director of programming at Mercer Union. Prior to that he was at Art Metropole for five years, where he curated numerous exhibitions. Other projects include Nuit Blanche 2008 and a forthcoming volume on Artists’ Multiples for YYZ Books. He is co-founder of Nothing Else Press, which has published projects by Jonathan Monk, David Shrigley, Paul Butler and others.