VISUAL ART FORUM: Tanya Lukin Linklater

This moment an endurance to the end forever, (still), 2020. Film/video, 23 minutes, 17 seconds. Courtesy the artist.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | 9:30 AM | Zoom

Please join us for a FREE talk by Tanya Lukin Linklater, presented as part of the Fall 2020 Visual Art Forum.

The Audain Visual Artist in Residence (AVAIR) and the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) are pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Visual Art Forum, a term-long series of free online public lectures by a diverse group of leading contemporary artists and thinkers from Canada, UK, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The Visual Art Forum is presented as part of the SCA’s AVAIR program and forms a central element of our studio and seminar classes.

Tanya Lukin Linklater's performances, videos, installations, and writings work through orality and embodiment – investigating histories of Indigenous peoples’ lives, lands, and structures of sustenance. She investigates insistence in both concept and application and often produces performances with dancers, composers, musicians and poets, in relation to the architecture of museums, objects in exhibition, scores, and cultural belongings. 

Her work has been shown recently or is on view at ICA at Virginia Commonwealth University, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Remai Modern, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Winnipeg Art Gallery. Current and new works, including a performance installation, were to be included at Tate Modern in Our Bodies, Our Archives, the BMW Tate Live Exhibition 2020 in London, which was cancelled due to COVID-19. Tanya Lukin Linklater is represented by Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver.

Slow Scrape, her first book of poetry, was published by The Centre for Expanded Poetics and Anteism in 2020.

The Visual Art Forum is organized by Kathy Slade in collaboration with SCA Visual Art faculty Sabine Bitter, Raymond Boisjoly, Elspeth Pratt, and Judy Radul.

The Audain Visual Artist in Residence program brings artists and practitioners to Vancouver who have contributed significantly to the field of contemporary art and whose work resonates with local and international visual art discourses. The visiting artists interact with the students and faculty of the School for the Contemporary Arts as well as the broader visual arts and cultural communities. The program is generously funded by the Audain Foundation Endowment Fund.

The School for the Contemporary Arts recognizes that we are on the unceded and occupied territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

November 24, 2020