Posted on 10 Jan 2017 in sca eventInstallation

Maj Britt Jensen: cultural cannibal

SCA Office Exhibition

12 January 2017 – 12 January 2017, 9:00pm
TBA, SCA Office (GCA 2860), SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Maj Britt Jensen: cultural cannibal

Opening Thursday, January 12 from 4:30–5:30 pm.
Exhibition: January 12 to February 17

Produced as part of a residency at Casa Wabi in Oaxaca, Mexico, artist Maj Britt Jensen worked with nine women (María de Jesús, Monse, Soledad, Margarita Paula, Mónica, Epifanía, Fernanda, María Francisca and Valvina) living in surrounding towns to create ceramic plates from local clay.

cultural cannibal draws on Oswald De Andrade’s notion of “antropofagia” as it was taken up by the Neo-Concrete movement in the 1960s. Here “antropofagia” means to consume another culture and refers to the complex interplay between dominant and marginalized cultures and communities. Through their materiality, these objects point to cultural contact, to encounters and migrations and the limits and potential latent in these interactions.

Interactions and indeed eating, are linked to the table. Following Sara Ahmed, the table is not only a place of gathering but a site in which power dynamics are spatialized and contested, often resulting in alienation. Through their production, circulation and reception, objects of clay and wood invite us to consider our position within systems of intercultural exchange. 

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Clay Workshop with Tessa Reed
Friday, Jan. 27, 1pm – 3pm
611 Alexander St.

Reading Group: Sara Ahmed's Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality
Wed., Feb 1, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Wed., Feb. 8, at TBA
Tues. Feb 22 at TBA
Room 4390, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings St.

Posted on 13 Dec 2016 in sca eventArtist Talk

Talk: Jayce Salloum

611 Visiting Artist

02 February 2017 – 02 February 2017, 1:00pm
611 Alexander Studio, 611 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E1

Talk: Jayce Salloum

Please join us for a 611 lunchtime talk with artist Jayce Salloum.

“I tend to go only where invited or where there is an intrinsic affinity, to ground my projects in an intimate engagement with place and the inhabitants of those spaces, relying on the kindness of strangers when I'm in unfamiliar territory, speak next to nothing of the language or know less than I think I do which is most of the time. I have been producing art, collecting objects, making things happen and mixing it up discursively for as long as I can remember. It was always part art and part social lubrication, or maybe that makes it all ‘art’, anyways it usually challenged whatever the dominant culture is and involved people from various parts in liaison and/or at odds with each other. My practise is consistently about mediation – the gap between the experience and the accounting/telling/receiving of it, engaging in an intimate subjectivity and discursive/ dialectical challenge while critically asserting itself in the representation and perception of social manifestations and realities. All of my work could be considered experimental, at least socially and conceptually. It incorporated 'relational' aesthetics/methodologies years before the term was invented, with emancipation, liberation, justice and complex non-essential identity construction while fluidly embracing subjective affinities.” – Jayce Salloum

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.

A grandson of Syrian immigrants, Salloum was raised on Sylix land in western Canada. His projects engage the personal/subjective, reconfiguring notions of identity, community, history, boundaries, exile, (trans)nationalism and resistance, taking place in in many locales including Afghanistan, Lebanon, Palestine, x-Yugoslavia, the Americas, and Polynesia. He has exhibited pervasively at the widest range of local and international venues possible, from the smallest unnamed storefronts in his dtes neighbourhood to institutions such as Musée du Louvre, MOMA, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sharjah Biennial, Biennal of Sydney and Havana Bienal. Salloum is a recipient of the 2014 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts and a finalist of the 2016 ScotiaBank Photography Award.

Read more about Jayce Salloum and his work here:

Image: Installation view of »location/dis-location(s): gleaning spaces«, Camera Austria, Graz (2014)

Posted on 18 Jan 2017 in sca eventBlack Box

Black Box: Inspired by Niki

First Presentation

02 February 2017 – 03 February 2017, 8:00pm
TBA, Room 4210 – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Black Box: Inspired by Niki

This year's Black Box class – an SCA theatre class in which students create a series of original performances over a semester – will involve an unprecedented level of collaboration and co-creation between Performance and Production and Design students in the Theatre Program. This first performance will be a 'workshop presentation' of material in development, inspired in part by the work of French artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

Doors at 7:30
Show at 8:00

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.

19 April 2018


2018 BFA Graduating Exhibition
12:00pm, Tickets at the door.
12 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Audain Gallery, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4


Dance Grad Show
7:00pm, Tickets at the door.
19 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student | $10 Senior | $10 SFU Alumni/Faculty/Staff | $15 General


SCA Third Year FILM Screening
7:00pm, Tickets at the door.
20 April 2018
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4