BFA Project 2011
I Could Be Wrong:
March 10 - March 26, 2011
Audain Gallery, Vancouver
Organized and curated by SFU 3rd year Visual Art students, the exhibition I Could Be Wrong considers the notion of failure laterally. Viewing failure as contingent and continuously in flux generates a departure point for discussing the contemporary paradox that, in fact, true failure is questionable in an age when progress is suspect and the failure to conform is often validated as a subversive act.
The artists in the exhibition have approached the concept of failure critically through the examination of failed cultural models, utopias and utopian thinking, a testing of the limits of formal representation, and an exploration of the potentialities of human effort, error, and inadequacy. Strategies used by the artists include attempts at emulation and re-enactment, demonstrations of the instability of replication, the deconstruction of the expert and the amateur, and the navigation of systems of authority and bureaucracy. Throughout I Could be Wrong, there is an understanding of difference and "otherness" that aids in the assertion of new perspectives towards dominant ideology.
Artists in the exhibition include Emma Brack, Andrea Creamer, Olivia Dunbar, Nikolai Gauer, Ryan Mathieson and Laura McKillop, Corrie Neyrick, Tamara Robson, David Stein, Sarah Stilwell, Yi Xin Tong, Vikram Uchida-Khanna, Lőrinc Vass, Casey Wei and Nathaniel Wong.
Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.
March 9, 7pm
March 17, 10am
March 12, 19 and 26, at 1pm