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Articulations Presents: Kimberly Phillips

November 22, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

November 22nd, 2018

7 PM – 9 PM

ART Book Library

$7  | $5 for members

“The boat is a floating piece of space, a place without a place, that exists by itself, that is closed in on itself and at the same time is given over to the infinity of the sea... [It is a] great instrument of economic development, but has been simultaneously the greatest reserve of the imagination...”        

– Michel Foucault

Articulations Art Lecture Series is pleased to present Dr. Kimberly Phillips, Curator of the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. Join us as Philips discusses some of her recent curatorial projects, including Twenty-Three Days at Sea, a highly unconventional, and internationally renowned, residency that offered artists passage aboard cargo ships sailing across the Pacific from Vancouver to Shanghai. 

Kimberly Phillips is Curator of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, where she oversees exhibitions, publications and artist residencies. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of British Columbia and was an Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Fellow. Her postdoctoral studies were supported by the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst at the Freie Universität, Berlin. From 2013 to 2017 she was Director/Curator of Access Gallery, a Vancouver artist-run centre committed to emergent and experimental practices, and previous to that held the position of Curator of Interpretation at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Her curatorial practice maintains a particular interest in the spectral and the resistant, as well as the conditions under which artists, particularly women artists, work. Her most recent projects at the Contemporary Art Gallery have included my auntie bought all her skidoos with bead money, a solo exhibition and book featuring new work by Vuntut Gwitchin artist Jeneen Frei Njootli, and The Blue Hour, a group exhibition querying the possibility of photography as a speculative device, with Joi T. Arcand, Kapwani Kiwanga, Colin Miner, Grace Ndiritu and Kara Uzelman, as well as the independent project 13 Ways to Summon Ghosts, with Abbas Akhavan, Brady Cranfield, Brenda Draney, Betty Goodwin, Vanessa Kwan, Lyse Lemieux, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen, Kathleen Ritter, Carol Sawyer and Jin-me Yoon, at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art. Phillips has authored, edited and contributed to numerous publications and exhibition catalogues, and her critical writings have appeared in Artforum, Canadian Art, C Magazine, The Capilano Reviewand Fillip. She maintains an active teaching practice, and regularly instructs courses in modern and contemporary art and curatorial practice at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the University of British Columbia.

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