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Curatorial Lecture

Guillaume Désanges

PAST - Monday, September 23, 2013 at 7 pm

Western Front LUXE Theatre, 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver

All welcome. Admission is free.

The University of British Columbia’s Critical and Curatorial Studies Program and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery co-present a public lecture by Guillaume Désanges as part of the Curatorial Lecture Series. At the Western Front’s LUXE Theatre, Désanges will speak about his artistic and curatorial practice. Désanges and Frédéric Cherboeuf’s new play, Marcel Duchamp will be presented as part of the LIVE Biennale on Sunday, September 22 at SFU Woodwards. For more information and tickets for Marcel Duchamp at the LIVE Biennale, visit LIVE Biennale

Guillaume Désanges is a contemporary art curator, critic and theorist, as well as the founder of Work Method, a Paris-based agency for curatorial projects. His experimental curatorial projects have been presented at the world’s leading art institutions, including Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Nam June Paik Centre (Seoul), Tate Modern (London) and the Museum of Modern Art (New York). He was guest curator at Centre d’Art le Plateau-Frac Ile de France (2009-11), curator at Centre d’Art Contemporain La Tôlerie (2007-08), and coordinator of artistic projects at Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (2001–2007). His performed conference projects, such as A History of Performance in 20 Minutes, Vox Artisti, his Masters’ Voice, and Signs and Wonders, have shown internationally. He is member of the purchase commission of the FRAC Lorraine and teaches at Paris Sorbonne University. Visit Guillaume Désanges

The Curatorial Lecture Series presents lectures on contemporary curatorial practice. It is organized by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in collaboration with the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory with the support of the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies and the Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia. Guillaume Désanges’ lecture at the Western Front is a co-presentation with the LIVE Biennale with the generous support of the Consulat général de France à Vancouver.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689