Evan Lee, Fugazi. Installation view, Teck Gallery, 2019. Photo: Blaine Campbell.

Talk: Clint Burnham on Evan Lee's Fugazi

Saturday, November 23, 2pm
Teck Gallery

Speaking in response to Evan Lee's Fugazi, an installation in the Teck Gallery that queries how value is socially constructed, Clint Burnham will approach the idea of "fugazi" – a signifier of what is fake – in terms of looking, capitalism and our relationship to the land we occupy. Reading Lee's work through his book Fredric Jameson and The Wolf of Wall Street (Bloomsbury, 2016), Burnham will consider how the term fugazi functions in the 2013 Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street and its connection to Marxist theories of immaterial labor.

Clint Burnham is a Vancouver based writer. He is the author of book-length studies of Steve McCaffery and Fredric Jameson. He is also the author of numerous books of poetry and fiction, and has wirtten widely on art. He lives and teaches at Simon Fraser University on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaɬ and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm Nations.

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