Brendan Tang’s joint exhibition with Sonny Assu, “Ready Player Two,” is on display at the Yukon Arts Centre March 8 – May 26, 2018, along with work by Whitehorse-based artist Mark Preston. “Ready Player Two” combines elements from science fiction, comic book, and gaming cultures to consider how these forms alternately reinforce and transcend racial boundaries in youth culture.
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The Architecture + Design Film Festival, taking place this weekend, April 18 – 22, 2018 in Winnipeg, will be showing a documentary film by artist Toni Hafkenscheid. The work Relics of the Future presents the world as Hafkenscheid saw it as a boy, filled with hidden stories behind iconic architectural achievements. His interests in futuristic architecture, such as Marina City in Chicago, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and Habitat ‘67 in Montreal, take the viewer on a journey into the Relics of the Future.
The same film, Relics of the Future, will screen at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival next month. This year, the annual festival takes place in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Odense from May 3 – 16, unfolding the theme of “home, housing and belonging“.
In January, Brendan Tang was interviewed by Claire Scherzinger for her podcast Overly Dedicated, a series featuring artists in Canada. In their 45-minute conversation, Scherzinger and Tang cover everything from Tang’s practice with ceramics to his interests in boardgames and science fiction.
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New work by Alex McLeod has been commissioned for UrbanScreen, the offsite programming venue of Surrey Art Gallery. A lens-based animation called PHANTASMAGORIA will be projected onto the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in Surrey starting on January 25, 2018 and continuing until April 29, 2018. The projection animation by Alex McLeod runs from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight, and is visible from the SkyTrain between Gateway and Surrey Central stations.
The work “uses digital software to render imagery that moves between two and three-dimensional space, dissolving the façade between our own physical word and the imagined possibilities of elsewhere”. It also participates in the 2018 Capture Photography Festival (April 1-30).
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Fei Disbrow is featured in SAD Magazine in an article that compares and contrasts her work to artist Jem Finer. Written by Sunshine Frère, “Speculators of the Final Frontier” contemplates the two artists’ approaches to time and space.
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On January 11th, Brendan Lee Satish Tang opened a new exhibition titled meatspace at the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) Gallery in Vancouver following his residency as the Winter 2017 Resident Artist. The exhibition will be open from January 11 – March 10, 2018.
According to the BAF Insider blog, Tang took advantage of the residency to continue his work in “re-situating motifs from the decorative arts into new contexts”. His initial inspiration was the curvilinear cloud motif found in Chinese ceramics and scroll paintings, reminiscent of the French Nouveau style.
The show is described as an “experimental installation that imagines these cloud forms in three dimensions, modified with technological elements.”
Brendan Tang was recently featured on CBC Arts: The Exhibitionists. You can view the video and article by clicking here.