No Monologue

January 17 – March 14, 2015

Dustin Brons, Gabi Dao, Kara Hansen, Scott Kemp, Emma Metcalfe Hurst, Ellis Sam, Zebulon Zang

“Did we just collaborate?” (2014)  found Craigslist image and caption for No Monologue

“Did we just collaborate?” (2014) found Craigslist image and caption for No Monologue

If you help me make a decision, that is a collaboration.

Long tables can be located in the politics of congregation by looking at one occasion when Danish furniture designer Piet Hein tried to intervene in peace negotiations after the Vietnam War.

Hein contacted the parties after he heard a rumour that the delegates could not continue because they were in dispute about the shape of the table. He offered his design—the super-elliptical table—believing that the elongated circle would quell hierarchies suggested in a rectangle, or avoid the overt utopianism of a round table. Shortly after, negotiations started up again, not around Hein’s table, but likely after the diplomats abandoned the shape of the table as the foremost pressing subject—though pressing enough to summon a hiatus on political arbitration.

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Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold)

Feb 21, 2015 – Feb 20, 2016

Ken Lum

Vancouver Specials, Photo by Jason V, 2005-09-07

Vancouver Specials, Photo by Jason V, 2005-09-07

221A and Semi-Public Society for Art and Architecture is pleased to present Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold) by Canadian artist Ken Lum. The work is the first project at the new 10-year outdoor project site Semi-Public at 271 Union Street, located one block from 221A’s exhibition room and office.

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Call for 2015-16 Curatorial Residents

Installation view of The Corruption of Time's Dust curated by 2013-14 Curatorial Resident Julian Hou. Photo by Dennis Ha.

Installation view of The Corruption of Time's Dust curated by 2013-14 Curatorial Resident Julian Hou. Photo by Dennis Ha.

Deadline, Saturday, January 31, 2015 no later than 11:59pm PST

221A is a non-profit artist-run centre that presents exhibitions, talks, publications and special projects that explore the role of design in the shaping of contemporary societies. 221A is seeking proposals from practicing artists, designers, architects, academics and/or curators, including curatorial collectives, for the 2015-16 Curatorial Residency Program. Started in 2010, the Curatorial Residencies program was implemented to diversify our curatorial approach. Residents take on the critical function of working both inside and outside of the organization, offering their experience and ideas towards the continued re-framing of 221A.

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