Events

Posted on 27 Feb 2018 in sca event

SCA TOURS

with Dean Lastoria

07 March 2018 – 24 March 2018, 12:00am
1st floor lobby, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
FREE

SCA TOURS

Dean Lastoria, the SCA's New Students and Retention Administrator, is offering a set of tours of the SCA's facilities. He's also always happy to answer any questions you might have about applying to the SCA. Check this schedule for the time and date that's best for you:

Wednesday March 7: 6:00PM
Saturday March 10: 10:00AM
Tuesday march 13: 6:00PM
Saturday March 24: 10:00AM

All tours meet in the lobby of SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

For more information about applying to the SCA, click here.

Posted on 16 Feb 2018 in sca eventBook Launch

Claudette Lauzon: The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art

Book Launch

14 March 2018 – 14 March 2018, 7:00pm
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free

Claudette Lauzon: The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art

Join us for the launch of Claudette Lauzon's book The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art (University of Toronto Press, 2017). Lauzon will read excerpts from the book and reflect on recent artworks that employ the figure of home as a strategy for mediating legacies and conditions of human suffering.

In a world where the notion of home can be more unsettling than it is comforting, artists are using this literal and figurative space to reframe human responses to traumatic experience. In The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art Lauzon embarks on a transnational analysis of contemporary artworks that challenge the assumption of home as a stable site of belonging. Addressing a range of artists including Mona Hatoum, Ursula Biemann, Doris Salcedo, and Emily Jacir, Lauzon posits that contemporary art offers a unique set of responses to questions of home and belonging in an increasingly unwelcome world. In their practices, the book suggests, home figures as a silent, incomplete, and unstable witness to the brutalities of history that nevertheless conveys an insistent desire to shelter human memory, however imperfectly.

Claudette Lauzon is the author of The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art (University of Toronto Press, 2017), and co-editor of two forthcoming books: Through Post-Atomic Eyes (with John O'Brian) and Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times: Performance Actions in the Americas (with Karen Zaointz and Natalie Alvarez). Her current book project, Eyes in the Sky, examines cultures of surveillance and militarization through the lens of critical posthumanism. She is assistant professor of contemporary art history in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Presented with SFU Galleries.

Posted on 01 Mar 2018 in sca eventStudent Composer Concert

Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra – Sounds Global Workshop Concert

New intercultural works by SCA composition students

14 March 2018 – 14 March 2018, 8:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
$7 Students | $10 Seniors & SFU Staff/Alumni/Faculty | $15 General

Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra – Sounds Global Workshop Concert

Please join us for an evening of new intercultural works by SCA composers Daniel Blackie, Sam Meadahl, Annette Wong, Mark Virginillo, Marion Edralin, Lucy Li, Gordon Auyeung, Angela Lee, Kira Bennett, Christopher Giles, Katherine Wong, and Monique Ataei.

Featuring soloists Saina Khaledi (santur), Yun Song (erhu),and Finn Manniche (cello) from the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO).

In its 5th year, the Sounds Global Composers’ Workshops organized by the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra are designed to introduce composers to traditional intercultural instruments from all over the world. Participants have been working closely with the VICO performers to develop new experimental pieces that examine and combine Persian, Chinese and Western music with their own cultural backgrounds.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE

The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra’s mission is to act as a forum for the creation of a new musical art form, one in which all of Canada’s resident cultures can take part. Through composition, performance and educational outreach to both music professionals and the general public, the VICO serves as a voice for Canadian composers and musicians of diverse backgrounds, and fosters the creation of musical works that fuse and transcend cultural traditions.