Current Public Programs

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Thursday, June 22nd, 7-8pm > Cosmic Kinships Exhibition Tour

Shauna Thompson

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Anton Vidokle, film still from The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

What are the conversations that happen in silence? Is death a luxury? What exuberant, transformative forces surround and influence us every day? Join Curator Shauna Thompson on a tour of Jason de Haan and Anton Vidokle’s current exhibitions in which we will discuss the conceptual, poetic, scientific, and speculative underpinnings of each of these evocative works.

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Thursday, July 6th, 7-8:55pm > The Holy Mountain

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The Holy Mountain

A Christ-like figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful people, each representing a planet in the solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide, and the guide’s assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek the Holy Mountain in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal.

Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973, 113 mins.
Viewer Discretion Advised (contains strong sexual content and graphic violence)

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Saturday, July 22nd, 10am-4pm > Cyanotype Printing

Stacey Watson

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Stacey Watson, Sun Circles, 2017.

During this day-long workshop participants will make photographic prints using sunlight. Small objects and negative transparencies will be used in exposures on light sensitive cyanotype paper. The resulting images will be compositions in shades of Prussian blue. Participants must be over the age of 16 to participate. All materials will be provided.

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Thursday, July 27th, 7-8pm > The Voice of Things Exhibition Tour

Elizabeth Diggon

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Jason de Haan, Hope, Love, Peace, Healing, Generosity, Purpose, Harmony, (2008). Image courtesy the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto.

Taking its name from Francis Ponge’s classic 1942 book of prose poetry that takes an intimate look at the inner lives and depths of objects, this conversational tour will consider the sculptures, drawings, installations, and videos of Jason de Haan and Anton Vidokle as starting points for broader metaphysical and fantastical questions. We will consider the individual works as the tip of a conceptual iceberg and as a series of propositions on the subtle gestures that link humankind with the vastness of the natural world.

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Thursday, August 10th, 7-8pm > Close your eyes Exhibition Tour

Naomi Potter

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Image courtesy of Jason de Haan

What is the connection between the Capuchin Sisters of Querétaro, Shelly (the soft-shelled turtle) at the The Royal Tyrrell Museum, haunted mirrors, crystals, fossils, humidifiers, and a golden ring? Join Naomi Potter for an exhibition tour that entwines the various ways in which Jason de Haan attempts to reverse, adjust, and interrupt the course of time through small gestures that resonate with poetry, impossibility, and magic.

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Saturday, August 12th, 10am-4pm > Cyanotype Printing

Stacey Watson

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Stacey Watson, Sun Circles, 2017.

During this day-long workshop participants will make photographic prints using sunlight. Small objects and negative transparencies will be used in exposures on light sensitive cyanotype paper. The resulting images will be compositions in shades of Prussian blue. Participants must be over the age of 16 to participate. All materials will be provided.

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Saturday, August 19th, 1-5pm > Collage Workshop

Jason de Haan

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Jason de Haan, New Jerusalem, (2010). Image courtesy the artist & Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Join artist Jason de Haan as he leads this exciting collage workshop. Participants will be introduced to basic collage techniques, which they will utilize to produce their own fantastic worlds and propositions. Participants must be over the age of 16 to participate. All materials will be provided.

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Friday, August 25th, 7-7:50pm > Time and Time and Again

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Still from Time and Time and Again, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist.

Time and Time and Again is a film about time and art, based on the life and work of Icelandic artist Hreinn Friðfinnsson (b. 1943). Merging reality with fiction, the film uses selected works by Friðfinnsson as a springboard for a narrative. The ensuing story tells of a pair of twins who were separated at birth. One was brought up in the mountains of Iceland and the other below sea level in Amsterdam. Despite their shared genetics and birth date, the different forces of gravity in their environments have caused them to age differently.

Dir. Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir and Markús Þór Andrésson, 2014, 48 mins.
Icelandic, Finnish, and English with English subtitles

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Friday, August 25th, 8-8:15pm > Raymond

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Still from Raymond, 2015. Courtesy of Jane Lombard Gallery.

Yuen asks her father to name all the people he knows who have died. She pairs each name with a branch, a seed, a flower, or an organic fragment that has fallen to the street in a rainstorm. The names describe the history of immigration to Hawaii through the sugar cane plantations that brought Yuen’s ancestors to the islands. The plants are also migrants: they came to Hawaii in the jet stream, a high elevation wind corridor that carries species over the ocean for hundreds of miles.

Dir. Nina Yuen, 2015, 11 mins.

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