The Georgia Straight Manifesto, 1967(detail). Collection of Pierre Coupey. 

Manifestos Now!

February 22 – May 27, 2011
Teck Gallery

Participating artists: derek beaulieu, Christian Bök, Colin Browne, Pierre Coupey, Frank Davey, Jeff Derksen, Hadley + Maxwell, Oliver Hockenhull, Reg Johanson, Alex MacKenzie, Steve McCaffery, Henri Meschonnic, Kim Minkus, provag, Nikki Reimer, Lisa Robertson, Avra Spector, Marie-Hélène Tessier and Edward Top

Manifestos Now! is an exhibition selected from 30 contemporary manifestos appearing in a special issue of The Capilano Review, published simultaneously with the show. The magazine and show explore, revisit and revive the untapped and unexplored potentials of the manifesto in a contemporary context. Artists and writers Marie-Hélène Tessier, Christian Bök, Frank Davey, Hadley+Maxwell, Reg Johanson and others have contributed work in the challenging spirit of the early 20th century manifesto.

This exhibition coincides with the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition: WE: Vancouver –12 Manifestos for the City.


Panel Discussion: Manifestos Now!
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7pm
Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street
Brian Ganter, Lisa Robertson, Reg Johanson, Pierre Coupey and Marie-Hélène Tessier
The panel dicussion will be followed by a walking tour of the exhibition in the Teck Gallery