- April 21, 2011 to May 21, 2011
Independent curator Liz Park proposes to create a reading room project at grunt that will feature the works of Michael nicoll Yahgulanaas. This reading room project is two-fold: 1) An installation of a reading room or "Manhwa bang" (literally meaning "comic room" in Korean) consisting of Yahgulanaas's published works, and an archive containing an assortment of previously unseen graphic works that reflate to his publications; and 2) A limited print run publication project compiling selected graphic works done by Yahgulanaas over a thirty year time period that stretches from 1997 to present.
By Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
- Curated by Liz Park
Category | 19 ProgramsPublication
- November 17, 2000
High (bridi) Tea is a performative collaboration between artist Haruko Okano and writer Fred Wah that explores the visual and textual terrain of racial and cultural hybridity. The performance installation centres on table settings for 16 guests and, based on a material relationship on fungus and mould, plays with issues of contamination. Through a series of anecdotes and textual surprises, Okano and Wah interact with audience assumptions and expectations to create an unstable and questioning emulsion of language and memory. Haruko Okano is a multidisciplinary artist based in Vancouver. Fred Wah is a Calgary based writer and teaches at the University of Calgary.
By Fred Wah, Haruko Okano
- August 5, 2015 to August 22, 2015
ARCTICNOISE is a media installation by Geronimo Inutiq (madeskimo) that draws on film footage and sound materials source from the Isuma Archive at the National Gallery of Canada, as well as sound and film materials from the artist's personal collection and other ethnographic material. Conceived as an Indigenous response to Glenn Gould's celebrated composition "The Idea of the North". Inutiq will appropriate Gould's piece as a musical score, paired with new voices and imagery to produce a layered and multi-vocal work.
By Geronimo Inutiq
- Curated by Britt Gallpen, Yasmin Nurming-Por
- April 9, 2015 to May 16, 2015
Eraser Street – Hubris, Humility and Humanity in the Making of a City! is an exhibition that mixes Robideau’s newest and oldest photographs of moments, milestones and monuments in Vancouver, tracing the character of the city and its residents during the last 40 years of non-stop growth. The work reflects upon the quality of life in Vancouver, the value of heritage, the economic engine of development, homelessness and the voice of the people. Robideau’s holographic satirical text charts history while critiquing the forces of government and commerce that have had a hand in shaping our urban environment. Handmade black and white gelatin silver photographs are juxtaposed with computer mediated digital inkjet prints, reinforcing the flux of change experienced in these images. Robideau’s narrative embraces a lament for what has been lost, a celebration for what has survived, and an admonition for the future of a city still in its infancy.
By Henri Robideau
- Curated by Glenn Alteen
- May 25, 2017 to May 29, 2017
grunt gallery launched of Journey to Kaho’olawe, an artist publication by Hans Winkler and T’uy’t-tanat Cease Wyss. The artist book is the result of a four year process centred on the Hawaiian Island of Kaho’olawe, a sacred site to the Hawaiians in recovery after being occupied as a practice range by the American military. Returned to the Hawaiians in the 1990s, the island is being remediated and returned to its natural state. The publication also documents the Kanaka presence in British Columbia since the late 1700s when Native Hawaiians travelled to BC with some staying and marrying into the Squamish peoples on the BC Coast and many other indigenous communities throughout the region. With texts by Wyss and historians Jean Barman and Bruce McIntyre Watson in addition to Hans Winkler the book represents the four year research project by the artists. In conjunction with the launch of the publication grunt gallery and the artists presented a week long series of events celebrating Kaho’olawe and the Kanaka presence in BC from May 25 to the 29th, 2017.
By Hans Winkler, T'uy't-tanat Cease Wyss
- Curated by Glenn Alteen