White, Steel, Slice, Mask - Bear Claws Salad Hands ~ Mirjam Linschooten (DAI 2017) and Sameer Farooq present a new multi-venue project commissioned by The Contemporary Art Gallery at Vancouver

08.09.16 | tag: Vancouver

Reception: September 10, 15:00-18:00 hrs, artists present

September 10, 2016 – January 8, 2017

 

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents an ambitious new multi-venue commission by collaborators Dutch artist Mirjam Linschooten and Canadian artist Sameer Farooq, interrogating the ways in which cultural diversity is narrated and represented.

 

Working together for over a decade, the duo’s interdisciplinary practice creates community-based models of participation in order to reimagine a material record of the present. Utilizing installation, photography, design and writing, they investigate the tactics and methods of anthropology to examine various forms of collecting, interpretation and display. The result is work that reveals how institutions speak about our lives, evoking an archeology of the present often existing beyond the framework of the gallery. Their expansive projects develop intricate, speculative archives repurposing found objects and language to expose ruptures within cultural representation, questioning the invisibility of the archivist and interrogating the inherent value bias in collecting.

 

Mirjam Linschooten

 

White, Steel, Slice, Mask

Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street,

Vancouver

 

Bear Claws Salad Hands

Yaletown-Roundhouse skytrain station,

297 Davie Street,

Vancouver