Beginning with the Seventies
Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties

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  1. Kristina Lee Podesva, (r.e.) remarks on colour (still), 2006. Courtesy of the artist

Groundhog Day Redux

A Symposium with Dian Million, Kristina Lee Podesva and Kimberly Phillips

PAST - Friday, February 2, 2018, 3-6 pm

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, 6331 Crescent Road, UBC

As part of the exhibition Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT, the Belkin is pleased to present Groundhog Day Redux, an afternoon symposium addressing the perennial nature of key issues in feminism and both the frustrations and fresh insights that come with repetition. Dian Million and Kristina Lee Podesva, in conversation with Kimberly Phillips, will address the topic of Archive as Body to consider how affect, emotion and embodiment influence our relationship to archives.

Dian Million is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington. She is the author of Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights (University of Arizona Press, 2013). Introducing “felt theory” as an approach to affect and history, Million’s research offers an Indigenous feminist critique of the roles that gender violence and political narratives of trauma play in the struggle for Indigenous self-determination.

Kimberly Phillips is Curator at the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery and has taught on curatorial practices and the history of visual culture at UBC and Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Her research is sited at the convergence of discourses on the politics of memory, identity and artistic interventions in urban space, and she has contributed to numerous catalogues and critical anthologies.

Kristina Lee Podesva is an artist, writer, editor and publisher working between art making, critical writing and experimental publishing. Taking many forms, her practice has had an ongoing concern with language and the politics of discourse. Her work has appeared at Artspeak (Vancouver), Darling Foundry (Montreal), Dorsky Gallery (Long Island City), the Power Plant (Toronto) and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), among other venues. From 2005 to 2015, she was Editor at Fillip. She is currently developing the Bruna Press + Archive, an independent, artist-run organization in Bellingham, Washington.

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