Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Chris Kraus on Kathy Acker
FREE. Everyone welcome.
When: Mon, Oct 16, 2017. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and Fillip.
Event Update: We are sorry to say that due to unforeseen circumstances, Chris Kraus will not be able to travel to Vancouver.
In lieu of a public lecture, we will be screening two rarely seen Kathy Acker films* Monday, October 16, at 6:00 pm at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre.
“Blue Tape” (1974, 55 min)
w/ Alan Sondheim
“Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec” (1977, 15 min)
Reading at the Western Front
Entrance is free. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Copies of After Kathy Acker and other titles by Chris Kraus will be for sale at the event through the Or Gallery Bookstore.
When hope to reschedule Chris Kraus’s trip to Vancouver in the coming months. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
*Explicit content, discretion advised.
Chris Kraus is the author of the bestselling I Love Dick, "the most important book written about men and women in the last century" (Guardian), as well as Aliens and Anorexia (Semiotext(e), 2000), Torpor (Semiotext(e), 2006), Summer of Hate (Semiotext(e), 2012), and two books of cultural criticism. She was a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow and teaches writing at the European Graduate School, Switzerland. Kraus is a co-editor, with Hedi El Kholti and Sylvere Lotringer, of Semiotext(e) and lives in Los Angeles.
This talk is presented in conjunction with the recent release of Hotel Theory Reader, the fourth title in Fillip's ongoing Folio Series presenting writing by critics, artists, and curators that engages specific and recurring questions on international contemporary art. This anthology explores the possibilities of theory as an art form, bringing together ideas initially explored in an exhibition organized in 2015 at REDCAT | CalArts’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts. The book assembles a collection of texts by David Antin, Art & Language, Ruth Estévez, Bruce Hainley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Chris Kraus, Snejanka Mihaylova, Sohrab Mohebbi, Cally Spooner, V-Girls, Danna Vajda, and Tirdad Zolghadr.
Find out more about the work of our partners & join the online discussion in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement Facebook group!