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This Is Not A Reading Series and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art are pleased to present an evening celebrating the release of the long anticipated monograph Vera Frenkel.
Join TINARS (This Is Not A Reading Series, www.tinars.ca) and MOCCA (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, www.mocca.ca) for a special launch evening which will include a dynamic conversation between Vera Frenkel and Sigrid Schade and a screening of excerpts from the gala version of ONCE NEAR WATER and The Blue Train, centrepiece of Frenkel’s latest multi-channel work.
With this monograph, award-winning multidisciplinary artist Vera Frenkel receives her first major survey. Exhibited internationally, her installations, videos, writings and media arts projects address the forces at work in human migration and displacement, issues of censorship, the learning and un-learning of cultural memory, the relation of totalitarianism and resistance, and the increasing bureaucratization of experience. Among the works discussed: String Games: Improvisations for Inter-City Video; Messiah Speaking; “… from the Transit Bar”; Body Missing; ONCE NEAR WATER: Notes from the Scaffolding Archive, The Blue Train and more.
Special launch price for the book is $50
The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art’s mandate is to exhibit, research, collect, and promote innovative art by Canadian and international artists whose works engage and address challenging issues and themes relevant to our times. In November 2014 MOCCA will present a survey exhibition of Vera Frenkel’s work curated by Jonathan Shaughnessy, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition will be accompanied by a book published by Black Dog, UK, in collaboration with MOCCA.
This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) offers a ground-breaking theatrical dimension to the appreciation of fine writing. Employing music, comedy, psychodrama, dance, multimedia performance, lectures, dialogue—everything but reading—TINARS investigates the creative process behind literary works. www.tinars.ca
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