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Oliver Husain and Ali Kazimi in Conversation

Wednesday, June 1, 7pm
FREE, registration required

In dialogue with the exhibition Isla Santa Maria 3D, join artist Oliver Husain and special guest, filmmaker Ali Kazimi, to discuss stereography, colonialism, and Siegfried and Roy with some 3D show and tell.

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Alison S.M. Kobayashi and Christopher Allen in conversation with Tess Takahashi

Alison S.M. Kobayashi and Christopher Allen in conversation with Tess Takahashi
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 8pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Say Something Bunny! join Alison Kobayashi and Tess Takahashi for drinks and conversation about the live documentary, identity contortion, reenactment, play, staging, research, family dynamics, and whatever else you want to bring to the table.

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Antonia Hirsch in conversation with Melanie O’Brian

Antonia Hirsch in conversation with Melanie O’Brian
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7:30pm

On the occasion of Antonia Hirsch’s exhibition and the related publication of Negative Space: Inner and Outer Experience (SFU Galleries, 2015), join the artist and Director of SFU Galleries Melanie O’Brian in a conversation about conversation.

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Ashon Crawley

Ashon Crawley: Feeling Otherwise
Friday, October 9, 2015, 7pm

How does otherwise feel? And what does it mean to feel otherwise? The otherwise, as Crawley conceptualizes it, engages the normative world as a deformational force.

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Stop Acting

Stop Acting: David Levine in conversation with Shonni Enelow
Friday, Sept 25, 2015, 6:30pm

This quasi-participatory performative lecture examines Lee Strasberg’s "Method Acting" – the American acting technique made famous by Brando, Meryl Streep, Daniel Day-Lewis and countless others – and its connections to psychoanalysis, performance art, cult activity, regression therapy, the performance of authenticity, and whatever else America has/had to offer.

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David Levine

David Levine Artist Talk
Thursday, September 24, 7pm

Levine talks about hiding in plain sight through the trifocal lens of body-swapping sci-fi movies, 70s performance art and the cult of method acting.

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A workshop with Charles Stankievech

Intelligence is Knowledge with a Shelf Life
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Blackwood Gallery and Gallery TPW partner with Justina M. Barnicke Gallery to think out loud about curatorial experimentation on the occasion of Charles Stankievech’s curatorial debut in Toronto.

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Wu Tsang

Artist Talk
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 7:00 pm

Looking at recent and current projects, the discussion will focus on his performance practice of "Full Body Quotation." The event includes a screening of the 9-minute film For How We Perceived a Life (Take 3).

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A Reading Group, moderated by Jon Davies
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7:00 pm

Jon Davies, guest curator of Wu Tsang: Show's Over, will moderate a discussion of several texts selected in dialogue with the exhibition.

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No Looking After the Internet

No Looking After the Internet, A Monthly "Looking Group"
Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 7:30 pm
The July meeting will respond to Jason Lazarus' current solo exhibition at Gallery TPW, examining recurring tensions between public and private viewing. Co-facilitated by artist Michèle Pearson Clarke.

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