MORE ENLIGHTENMENT

David Cunningham

Kathleen Ritter

Sylvain Sailly

Zoe Tissandier (MFA Candidate)

Amy Zion

September 10—October 3, 2009

SWARM Opening September 10, 7pm

Artist Talk September 23, 7:30pm

Gallery Hours Wed—Sat | 1pm—7pm

MORE ENLIGHTENMENT gathers five Vancouver artists — together their work builds a set of possibilities for thinking about the imminent. Through Proposition, Diagram, Contradiction, Reason and Action, this exhibition hopes to catalyse a conversation about how we can give form to our disenchantment.

“In the most general sense of progressive thought, the Enlightenment has always aimed at liberating men from fear and establishing their sovereignity. Yet the fully enlightened earth radiates disaster triumphant.”

—Dialectic of Enlightenment, Horkheimer & Adorno

A VIVO Media Arts Centre + New Forms Festival presentation | Curated by Kika Thorne | On September 23 at 7pm, there is a panel discussion with the artists and curator moderated by Francisco-Fernando Granados | On September 16 at 6:30pm the exhibition partially serves as ambience and obstacle for the VIVO AGM | VIVO Media Arts Centre is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts | BC Arts Council | City of Vancouver | PAARC | SWARM and You

Image:  Zoe Tissandier, When Love Flourished Under M for Medical Textbooks, detail, 2009.