Celebrating “Vera Frenkel” – a major new monograph
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, edited by Sigrid Schade. This is the first major survey of the work of this award-winning artist.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Gladstone Hotel, Main Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street West
Doors open at 7:00 pm; Event begins at 7:30 pm
Admission is FREE
Special launch price for the book is $50
Please join us! The evening includes a dynamic conversation between Vera Frenkel and Sigrid Schade, and a screening of excerpts from the gala version of Frenkel’s ONCE NEAR WATER and her latest multi-channel work, The Blue Train.
With this monograph, multidisciplinary artist Vera Frenkel receives the first major survey of her work. 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…
Vera Frenkel, published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, 312 pp, 287 illustrations.
Texts by Anne Bénichou, Ryszard W. Kluszczynski, Sylvie Lacerte, Elizabeth Legge, John Bentley Mays, Griselda Pollock, Sigrid Schade, Dot Tuer, Frank Wagner, and featuring “Work/Life Fragments”, a candid text by the artist.
Vera Frenkel is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, laureate, among other honours, of the Governor-General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.
Art historian, Prof. Dr. Sigrid Schade, is the editor of the new monograph on Vera Frenkel. She has been the head of the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, Zürich, since its founding in 2002.
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