No Linguistic Content at 221A

No Linguistic Content at 221A

February 1 – March 21, 2014 Opening Reception: January 31, 2014 No Linguistic Content is an exhibition of work by Antonia Hirsch (Vancouver/Berlin), Gabriel Mindel-Saloman (Vancouver) and Luke Munn (Berlin) that responds to contemporary forms of surveillance, considering how design can work to counter an excessively coded city. George Orwell’s...
LIVEDSPACE ISSUE 1

LIVEDSPACE ISSUE 1

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Against the State of Exception in Québec

Against the State of Exception in Québec

A speech delivered at the Vancouver ‘Rally in Solidarity with Quebec Students’ on the 100th day of student strike in Québec. On Thursday May 10th, during the morning rush hour in Montreal, a smoke bomb was set off in the underground subway system, causing its complete shutdown and barring commuters...
LIVEDSPACE ISSUE 0

LIVEDSPACE ISSUE 0

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To Scale, Everyday Sovereign

To Scale, Everyday Sovereign

This is a brief introduction to the exhibition we are preparing at Rice and Beans. The contested territorial claims, national fictions and aesthetic gestures of micronations will form the background of a speculation on notions of autonomy in micronations and artist-run centres. What inequalities are carried through the notion of...
Folkestone and the Artistic Buoy

Folkestone and the Artistic Buoy

The last decade has seen a  whirlwind of building initiatives catered to the ‘creative class’ and cumulating promises of regeneration through Richard’s Florida’s urban miracle cure. Through the instrumentalisation of culture towards economic development, the distinctions between agent and recipient of change can easily become blurred in the promise of...
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221A Call for Curatorial Residents 2013-14

221A is an artist-run centre located in Vancouver, Canada with a mandate to support the advancement of contemporary art that explores design as a subject. Projects presented at 221A address design in its widest sense, which may encompass graphics, products, architecture, or, more broadly, social codes and conventions. 221A is seeking proposals from curators for...
When You Are Entering a House, Make Sure You Know How to Get Out

When You Are Entering a House, Make Sure You Know How to Get Out

  7pm, November 21, 2012 221A 100-221 E Georgia St Vancouver BC V6A 1Z6   221A is pleased to present When You Are Entering a House, Make Sure You Know How to Get Out, a one-night event curated by livedspace, with a screening investigating the way art can work with dominant idioms of the moving...

livedspace issue 1 launch at the Vancouver Art/Book Fair

livedspace issue 1 launch at the Vancouver Art / Book Fair October 5th to 7th, 2012 Vancouver Art Gallery Project Space and presenting partner Fillip host the first annual Vancouver Art/Book Fair. Drawing from publishers local and international, VA/BF showcases emerging practices and contemporary dialogues in publication through a series of talks, book launches, readings and...
Alain Badiou interviewed by François Gauvin

Alain Badiou interviewed by François Gauvin

The Global Philosophical Stakes of the Student Conflict Alain Badiou interviewed by François Gauvin Translated from the French by Nathan Crompton and Sydney Hart. Original interview published here.  What do you think of the student conflict in Quebec? What interests me from the outset is the amplitude and determination of the phenomenon. Basically, what is...

Call for Submissions / Appel aux soumissions: livedspace no 1

Une version française suit   Call for Submissions: livedspace issue 1 – Exception / State / Enclosure   The past year has seen struggles to increase access to higher education build across a variety of forms of protest. With the intensification of these forms, higher education as imagined by the State becomes a metonymy for...

Lettre aux Français de l’étranger

‘Un ancien monde a du mal à mourir. Un nouveau monde a du mal à naître. Et dans cet entre-deux, nous devons faire un choix’. Choix de mots intéressants pour une lettre envoyée à un électorat français hors du territoire de l’État (et encore plus chez les anciennes colonies), provenant d’une figure qui se dit...
Field Chords

Field Chords

Field Chords is a site exploring the use and delineation of spaces of leisure. http://fieldchords.tumblr.com
Embassying

Embassying

In a year full of ways in which political decisions of the late 70s have come back to haunt the UK, the past few days have witnessed among the most predictable. During the storming of the UK embassy in Tehran last Tuesday, protesters, with little resistance from ever-present government security forces, passed the embassy gates,...

PROMISCUOUS INFRASTRUCTURES (PHASE 2) CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Listen up! A message from our friends at Artivistic… [english version below] INFRASTRUCTURES ENTRELACÉES (PHASE 2) APPEL À SOUMISSIONS Dans le cadre de son projet intitulé Infrastructures entrelacées, le collectif Artivistic vous invite à lui faire parvenir vos soumissions pour la deuxième phase du projet, qui aura lieu du 9 mars au 12 avril 2012, à...

Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street

A return to bodies that matter in this lecture by Judith Butler that evokes the transpositions and alliances formed later on October 15th. “We cannot act without supports, and yet we must struggle for the supports that allow us to act. Of course, it was the Roman idea of the public square that formed the...

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