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

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  1. Alexandra Bischoff, Rereading Room: The Vancouver Women’s Bookstore (1973-1996) (detail), 2016-18. Photo: Michael R. Barrick

The Readers Respond

Wednesdays, January 24, February 14, March 14 and Friday, April 6, 2018 at 2 pm

As part of the exhibition Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT, Rereading Room (2016-18) is activated by The Readers (2018); a performance wherein thirteen artists, writers, theorists and researchers have been invited to occupy the installation for the duration of the exhibition, working with and against the inventory by reading, annotating and supplementing the collection to form a dossier of responses. The Readers include Julia Aoki, Brenna Bezanson, Cicely-Belle Blain, Bopha Chhay, Elisa Ferrari, Michelle Fu, Kay Higgins, Beverly Ho, Tiziana La Melia, Steffanie Ling, Jeannine Mitchell, Kathy Slade and Cornelia Wyngaarden.

The Readers are given an opportunity to respond to their time in the Gallery by participating in this monthly series. Each individual is given complete agency in their response; they might share excerpts from the installation’s available books, read a text that they have authored themselves, screen a related video or moderate a group discussion surrounding topics that have become important to them during their time in Rereading Room.

Wednesday, January 24, 2 pm
Tiziana La Melia, Steffanie Ling and Jeannine Mitchell

Wednesday, February 14, 2 pm
Valentine’s Day edition with Cornelia Wyngaarden and Michelle Fu

Wednesday, March 14, 2 pm
Julia Aoki, Brenna Bezanson, and Cicely-Belle Blain

Friday, April 6, 2 pm
In collaboration with a concert by the UBC Contemporary Players; Elisa Ferrari, Kay Higgins and Kathy Slade

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at jana.tyner@ubc.ca,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689