Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, two of Canada’s most widely acclaimed artists on the international stage, will speak at UBC Okanagan on Jan. 22.
Cardiff and Miller’s multi-media and interdisciplinary conceptual art practice includes productions combining video, sculpture, audio, installation, and performance art.
Since representing Canada at the 49th Biennale, in Venice, Italy, in 2001, with their captivating piece calledThe Paradise Institute, Cardiff and Miller have continued to occupy the top tier of contemporary art’s most exhibited and influential artists. Other solo exhibitions include: the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
In addition to the Venice Biennale, their work has been included in many other contemporary art biennials including the 1999/2000 Carnegie International, the XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, the Biennale of Sydney (2002, 2008), the 47th Corcoran Biennial, and the Istanbul Biennale.
The public is invited to this rare opportunity for an illustrated lecture by Cardiff and Miller. The presentation is sponsored by UBC Okanagan’s Department of Creative Studies with support from the Canada Council for the Arts. It takes place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Student Services Centre’s lecture theatre SSC026 at UBC Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna.
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