Friday - September 29, 2017
Week 39

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09/29/2017 - 09/30/2017 New Forms Festival 2017
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09/25/2017 12 PM - 09/29/2017 3 PM Fair Trade Campus Week

Having the perfect cup of tea or a snack is an important part of our daily routine, yet millions of farmers who produce the foods we enjoy are struggling to make a living. SFU Burnaby campus will join forces with the rest of Canada from the 25th to 29th of September to demand a fair deal for disadvantaged farming communities by holding fair trade awareness events. Monday, Sept 25th - Fair trade giveaway & trivia. From 12-3 near Mackenzie Cafe Tuesday, Sept 26th - Fairtrade t-shirt signing. From 12-2 outside the bookstore Wednesday, Sept 27th - Fairtrade banana giveaway & CJSF interviews. Starting at 12, look for the Gorilla walking around campus Thursday, Sept 28th - Worlds Largest Fair Trade Bake Sale. From 12-3 outside Mackenzie Cafe & in Convocation Mall Friday, Sept 29th - Fair trade giveaway & trivia. From 12-3 near Dining Hall. Giveaways and prizes happening all week - check out sfufairtrade on Instagram “The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs, all come from farmers who work hard but are not paid what they deserve. Join us as we celebrate fair trade at SFU” SFU Fair Trade Ambassadors
A Crimp in the Fabric: Situating Painting Today Symposium

29 September 2017, 9:00am Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC Free A Crimp in the Fabric: Situating Painting Today September 28, 29, 2017 Symposium panels Diviners, Materialists, and Creatives Panellists: Sean Alward, Derek Dunlop, Athena Papadopoulos in conversation with moderator Carolyn Stockbridge Making a difference: the effective capacity of painting Panellists: Charlene Vickers, Christine Major, Francine Savard in conversation with moderator Nicole Ondre In the Studio: Painting as thinking; painting as conversation Panellists: Jessica Groome, Jinny Yu, Sandra Meigs in conversation with moderator Alison Shields “Like Hands Stuck in a Mattress:” The Difficulty of Talking Painting Panellists: M.E. Sparks, Marvin Luvualu Antonio, Mark Igloliorte, Adrianne Rubenstein. in conversation with moderators Ben Reeves, Elizabeth McIntosh Painting has been an object of pleasure, debate and commerce for centuries. Recently it has been the subject of much critical writing, several major publications, provocative exhibitions, and international symposia. While painting in Vancouver has always been aware and informed, and a part of current debates nationally and globally, the symposium organizers feel that there is a real need now, from the position of Vancouver, for a platform and venue to reflect upon and contribute to the knowledge and wisdom of current international painting practices. The symposium is an opportunity for artists, writers, curators, students, educators and thinkers to come together, and question the relevance and importance of painting today. It will be an opportunity to listen to and discuss issues arising from various and diverse artistic positions represented by panelists, in the context of the many concurrent painting exhibitions occurring throughout Vancouver. The symposium begins Thursday evening with lecture by keynote speaker, Isabelle Graw (Staatliche Hochschule für bildende Künste, (Städelschule) Frankfurt am Main) who will situate a particular set of questions regarding contemporary painting. On Friday, there will be four panel discussions, each one dealing with a different question in painting and its praxis with opportunities for the audience to engage in question periods. Panelists include local, national and international artists. This symposium is a timely opportunity to stage a public and academically driven discussion on painting today. In addition to the exhibition Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting at the Vancouver Art Gallery opening after of the symposium, along with a citywide set of exhibitions about painting that will be taking place in public and commercial galleries in the autumn of 2017. Don't miss the A Crimp in the Fabric: Situating Painting Today Keynote Lecture Keynote Lecture: Isabelle Graw, The Value of Painting Thursday September 28, 7pm Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University of Art + Design 520 East 1st Ave Vancouver Painting is usually associated with various aesthetic, emotional, symbolic and economic values. In this talk, “Painting” refers to all those (often non-painterly) artistic practices that employ the picture on canvas in manifold ways. Graw will examine the commodity value of painting, considering paintings as unique material objects that nourish a fantasy that their value is substantial and contained within them—valuable because of their specific materiality, and because of the sphere of reception painting exists within. Graw will argue that despite their materiality, paintings can’t be reduced to their economic dimension; although the luxury industry in particular has tried to learn from painting in recent years, painting’s intellectual prestige has been growing since the early modern times, adding to their status as ideal commodities Isabelle Graw is a professor of art theory and art history at the Staatliche Hochschule für bildende Künste (Städelschule) Frankfurt am Main, where she co-founded the Institute of Art Criticism. She is an art critic and co-founder of Texte zur Kunst in Berlin. She has edited and contributed to many important books on the medium of painting, most notably Painting Beyond Itself: The Medium in the Post-Medium Condition (Sternberg Press, 2016) and Thinking through Painting. Reflexivity and Agency beyond the Canvas (Sternberg Press, 2012). Her forthcoming book The Love of Painting: Genealogy of a Success Medium aims to establish where painting can be seen today and to reconstruct the historical origins of its current popularity. Isabelle Graw is a guest of the Goethe-Institut and AHVA UBC For further information details visit: crimpinthefabric.ca Co-presented by SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Art Gallery, Goethe-Institut, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Terry Fox Walk/Run
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