Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lateral Learning Book Launch - Feb. 19/10

Vantage Art Projects launched our first exhibition-in-print publication last Friday night generously hosted by both The Instant Coffee Collective and Centre A in Vancouver, BC.

Amongst those in attendance were Lateral Learning curator Paul Butler, Lateral Learning artists Perry Rath and Julie Gendron, artist Evan Lee, Cultural Olympiad curator  & ECUAD lecturer Kate Armstrong, CASV Board member Janice MacIssac, and ECUAD Design Grad and Telus World of Science Staff Janice Gardner. Instant Coffee mates Jinhan Ko, Kelly Lycan, Jenifer Papararo and Khan Lee poured the drinks. Centre A Directors Hank Bull and Makiko Hara graciously welcomed Vantage Art Projects and The Instant Coffee Collective after Vancouver's "no fun" reputation held true and fire code regulations temporarily closed "The Light Bar". 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Gatekeepers Call For Submissions - Update

Our current exhibition-in-print project is undergoing some changes. Angela Grossmann has unfortunately decided to step away from the project as curator. We are in the process of first working with our submitting artists before making a public statement about the path forward with this project. Updates will be available on this site.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Teaser...

In the works since October 2009, we are redesigning both our blog and our website to be at the same URL!

This blogspot address and our address will remain active.

A better way to showcase our artists and buy their limited edition prints is a part of this redesign.

Stay tuned for our new look launching April 2010!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Vantage Art Projects launches 2 new art wikizines

Vantage Art Projects has started two "wikizines" on Zimbio called "New Contemporary Art" and "art+tek" (about new media and technology based art).

A wikizine is an online magazine that aggregates and re-purposes content often published first in other publications. The purpose of the wikizine is to extend the reach of the article/information through a secondary, community based distribution network.

Please submit either unique articles or articles and press releases published elsewhere about New Contemporary Art or Art and Technology to build the distribution of your news, exhibition announcements and reviews, and new art writing.

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.

New Wikizines:

New Contemporary Art


Go to Pitch Engine Social Media Release about new art wikizines>>

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Instant Coffee - THE LIGHT BAR - Lateral Learning Book Launch Feb. 19th

21. INSTANT COFFEE | LIGHT BAR | opening & event schedule | FEB 12
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.

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, 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 Lyngkær Pedersen will host a
screening event based on her video works and give a short presentation on
the artists-run exhibition space rum46 in �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 for a growing list of events, and for other
information contact

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Vancouver Book Launch for "Lateral Learning" - Friday, Feb. 19/10

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:

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