Jordan Strom, Rafts in space, new platforms for art
Tuesday, April 26th, 6:00-7:30 pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey Campus
12666 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey
Conference Room A in Cedar Building near Gymnasium
Co-hosted by the Kwantlen Fine Arts Student Collective and Kwantlen Fine Arts Department.
How have not-for-profit exhibition spaces changed over the past decade? What is the future of not-for-profit contemporary art exhibition culture in the Metro Vancouver region? What is the potential for new forms of the exhibition space South of the Fraser? Please join us for Rafts in Space, New Platforms for Art a presentation that will address various recent approaches and new forms of parallel galleries and exhibition venues in southwestern British Columbia over the past decade. In addition to focusing on exhibition and project spaces such Every Letter in the Alphabet, The Apartment, Bodgers and Kludgers Art Parlour and St George Marsh and recent debates addressing the future of artist-run culture, Jordan Strom will re-visit some of the projects he has organized including Xeno, Fillip and the artist projects featured in the current Surrey Art Gallery exhibition Sitely Premises. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with students, faculty and guests.
Jordan Strom is Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Surrey Art Gallery where he has curated the exhibitions Game Show, Ryoji Ikeda: data.tron/data.scan, Checking in with your hotspots, In Transition: New Art in India (with the Vancouver Biennale) and There/Here: Germaine Koh and Gordon Hicks. Prior to the Surrey Art Gallery, Jordan has curated exhibitions and projects for the Kamloops Art Gallery, Presentation House Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and Republic Gallery among other venues. He is a Founding Editor at Fillip Magazine and has recently contributed essays for book publications on the work of T&T (Tyler Brett and Tony Romano), David MacWilliam’s Kingsway Luminaires and a new essay for an upcoming monograph on the late 1960s work of Glenn Lewis.
For more information contact Dorothy Barenscott, art historian, Kwantlen University firstname.lastname@example.org
The Collective welcomes Jordan to Kwantlen and looks forward to his talk!