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Centre A Speaker Series 2022: Monika Kin Gagnon
Centre A Speaker Series 2022: Monika Kin Gagnon
Thursday, June 30, 2022
1:00 – 3:00 PM PDT

In conjunction with our Arts Writing Mentorship Program, we are pleased to present an online lecture with Monika Kin Gagnon, titled “Tender Writing”.

Attendees are encouraged to read Gagnon’s article “Tender Research: Field Notes from the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, New Denver, BC” prior to the lecture.

The article is available via this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qDSJ34cwPhuR0Liwnq0_tEeio-lTffp5/view?usp=sharing

Monika Kin Gagnon is a Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University. She has published widely on cultural politics, the visual and experimental media arts since the 1980s. She is author of Other Conundrums: Race, Culture and Canadian Art (2000), and 13 Conversations about Art and Cultural Race Politics (2002) with Richard Fung. She is co-editor of Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67 (2014) with Janine Marchessault and In Search of Expo 67 (2020), a companion to the exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal for the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, which she co-curated with Lesley Johnstone. She curated La Vie polaire/Polar Life, a digital simulation of the 11-screen Expo 67 film for Cinémathèque québécoise (2014), and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha | Immatérial for DHC Art/Centre Phi (2015). Forthcoming publications include “Into the Archive with Joyce Wieland: Bill’s Hat (1967),” (JCAH|AHAC 41:1/2) and her conversation with filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, “Before I made films, I was singing,” in Alanis Obomsawin: Lifework (Berlin: HKW/Prestel). She is currently working on Posthumous Cinema: Unfinished Films in the Archives.

Jun 30, 2022 01:00 PM in Vancouver

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