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Live with Martha Wilson
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Griffin Art Projects (Online)
North Vancouver, BC
Directions: Please register online for this Zoom event.
Offered in English.
Join New York based artist and gallery director Martha Wilson for a live virtual Zoom talk presented in conjunction with Griffin’s upcoming exhibition Now Bulletin: Artworks, Letters and Printed Matter from the Garry Neill Kennedy Collection 1968 - 2019. Wilson will talk about her experiences as a young artist in Halifax in the 1970’s where she become involved with the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design’s revolutionary arts community, spearheaded by college president Garry Neill Kennedy, who was, at the time, in the midst of transforming the institution into a forerunner of art education. From there, Wilson will survey her post-Halifax years in New York City, beginning with the founding and evolution of Franklin Furnace and ending with her current work and artistic practice.
Currently based in New York city, Martha Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, whose innovative photographic and video works explore her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and “invasions” of other people’s personae. Wilson completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Wilmington College in Ohio, and her graduate studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia. Wilson taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design before moving to New York City in 1974. Two years later she founded and continues to direct Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artists’ books, installation art, video, online and performance art.
Griffin Art Projects
Griffin Art Projects is a non-profit art residency and gallery located in North Vancouver devoted to supporting artists in the production of new work through its residency program, and in creating new research on contemporary Canadian and international art, artists and art collections from around the world in its exhibition program. Griffin Art Projects is a non-collecting institution that has quickly become a vibrant contributor to the North Vancouver cultural landscape and visual art practices in the region through its exhibitions, residency and public programs. Griffin Art Projects' exhibitions and events are always free and open to all to attend. Established in 2015, Griffin Art Projects was founded by Brigitte and Henning Freybe who began collecting art in the early 1970s. Griffin Art Projects considers the methodologies, thematics and narratives that shape and direct both visual culture and creative work, and collecting practices. In addition, Griffin Art Projects supports and develops solo and group projects and thematic exhibitions of works, collaborating with established cultural producers, guest curators, artists, writers and art educators in the region, nationally and locally to also produce exhibitions, public programs and publications on contemporary art in the region. Griffin Art Projects is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬtəməxʷ(Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), and šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam) Nations.
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