Kim Nguyen – Critical and Curatorial Studies Track Critique: 7 May

Students and Faculty are invited to join us for a discussion of M.A. Candidate in Critical and Curatorial Studies Kim Nguyen’s exhibition Everything Is Not Lost.

Critical and Curatorial Studies Track Critique: 7 May

Students and Faculty are invited to join us for a discussion of M.A. Candidate in Critical and Curatorial Studies Kim Nguyen’s exhibition Everything Is Not Lost.  The exhibition features the work of Christian Nguyen, Nhan Duc Nguyen, Pipo Nguyen-duy, and Khanh Vo, four contemporary artists who address themes of family, loss, and the intricacies of memory. These artists interpret the thirty-year influence of the Vietnam War through autobiographical experiences, narratives, and postmemories. Working in a variety of mediums, these four artists confront the socio-political and emotional complexities of warfare and the events that consequently define who they are today.

Invited guest to lead the discussion is Michael Turner.
Date: Wednesday, May 7

Time: 10:30am

Place: Belkin Satellite, 555 Hamilton St.

Michael Turner was born in North Vancouver in 1962. He is the author of several books including Hard Core Logo (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1993) and The Pornographer’s Poem (Vintage Canada, 1999). His work has been adapted to radio, stage, television, and feature-film and has won or been shortlisted for a number of prizes, including the BC Book Prize for Fiction and the Dorothy Livesay Prize for Poetry. His most recent book (co-authored with Grant Arnold) is Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs (Vancouver Art Gallery/Douglas & McIntyre, 2007). His forthcoming work of fiction, 8×10, will be published in the spring of 2009. He lives in Vancouver.