Instant Coffee, The hero, the villain, the salesman, the parent, a sidekick and a servant - Installation at Teck Gallery, 2013. Photo: Blaine Campbell. 

Instant Coffee: The hero, the villain, the salesman, the parent, a sidekick and a servant

May 11, 2013 - April 27, 2014
Teck Gallery, Vancouver

Instant Coffee presents a new installation that operates as a stage or set for social framing and interaction. Testing the highly trafficked Teck Gallery as a site for socially engaged contemporary art projects, the installation blurs the lines between the work, participants and audience. The hero, the villain, the salesman, the parent, a sidekick and a servant considers theatrical histories and the title evokes stock characters in Victorian melodramas. The work will treat the Teck as the public site that it is, allowing for myriad social activities and configurations to play out within its framework over time.

Instant Coffee is an artist collective based between Vancouver and Toronto. Formed in 2000, the collective’s current active membership includes Jinhan Ko, Khan Lee, Kelly Lycan and Jenifer Papararo in Vancouver, with Cecilia Berkovic and Kate Monro in Toronto. They have shown inter­na­tion­ally, have exhib­ited in many promi­nent art insti­tu­tions, and have pro­duced numer­ous projects in pub­lic space.

Curated by Melanie O'Brian.

Events

Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 6-8PM

Curator's Tour: Melanie O'Brian
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 4pm
Teck Gallery, Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver                           

Ladies and Gentlemen
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:30pm
Teck Gallery, Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
For more information, please click here.

Supported by BC Arts Council Innovations.
 

 

 

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