- October 1, 2005 to December 31, 2016
Showcasing the artists exhibiting at grunt gallery, brunt magazine is a complement to the exhibitions and a closer look at the artists, their processes and the ideas that inspire their work. This collection contains administrative and other documents related to the publication. Full issues can be viewed and downloaded at bruntmag.com
By Adrian Stimson, Al Neil, Andrea Cooper, ATSA, Carole Itter, Cheryl L'hirondelle, Chrystal Kruszelnicki, Claude Perreault, Dana Claxton, Darren O'Donnell, David Khang, David Neel, Dimitry Strakovsky, Dina Gonzales Mascaro, Edgar Heap of Birds, Enpaauk Andrew Dexel, Felicia Gay, Geoff Carter, Greg Statts, Hans Winkler, Harold Coego, Heloise Audy, Infrasense, Irene Loughlin, Jackson 2Bears, Jake Hill, Jason Fitzpatrick, Jeff Thomas, Johannes Zits, Joi Arcand, Joseph Kohnke, Jude Norris, July Faubert, Karen Kazmer, Keith Langergraber, Kevin Mackenzie, Kuh Del Rosario, Laurie Anderson, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Margaret Dragu, Martin Beauregard, Maurice Spira, Mirificus, Nathalie Ball, Naufus Figueroa Ramirez, Pam Hall, Rebecca Belmore, Roger Crait, Rolande Soulierre, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Skeena Reece, Terrance Houle, Trevor Freeman, Victoria Singh, Wally Dion
Category | 19 ProgramsPublication
- February 22, 2018 to April 21, 2018
Requiem for Mirrors and Tigers is a series of six documented video performances by Guatemalan artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa. This series documents interrelated performances and were produced for the camera. Commissioned by the Corpus Network and produced in association with If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam the series features the artist working both in solo performances and with an ensemble in an ethereal and captivating series of performances. For Requiem, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa developed a cycle of new performance works. Across the punctuated moments of the cycle, Ramirez-Figueroa used his body and direct action to perform a series of images related to the history of the Guatemalan Civil War. Approaching the Civil War from a personal position, he has softened this images through abstraction and humour, while attempting to use the intensity of the performance schedule to push beyond the immense force of the collective and inscribed memory of the war's history. Beyond the live performances, the cycle of works form a collective of videos.
By Naufus Ramirez Figueroa
- Curated by Susan Gibb
- October 28, 2016 to December 10, 2016
CALL To support the work of Indigenous North American women and artists through local art commissions that incite dialogue and catalyze action between individuals, communities, territories, and institutions. To stand together across sovereign territories as accomplices in awakened solidarity with all our relations both human and non. RESPONSE To ground art in responsible action, value lived experience, and demonstrate ongoing commitment to accountability and community building. To respond to re/concilliation as a present day negotiation and reconstruction of communities in the aftermath of colonial trauma. callresponseart.ca
By Cheryl L'hirondelle, Christi Belcourt, Esther Neff, Isaac Murdoch, IV Castellanos, Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory, Marcia Crosby, Maria Hupfield, Tania Willard, Tanya Tagaq, Ursula Johnson
- Curated by Maria Hupfield, Tania Willard, Tarah Hogue
- September 25, 2020 to December 12, 2020
Vancouver-based printmaker Marlene Yuen’s explorations of Chinese Canadian labour histories have through the years taken the form of intricately produced print and paper-based media. Through ‘zines, comics, lovingly crafted artists books and – new for this exhibition – site-specific artworks, Yuen’s body of work comes off the pages and onto the walls. In precise and attentive craftsmanship, Yuen brings dimension to both the known and the overlooked histories of immigrant labour. Drawing from oral histories and archival research inspired by Yuen’s own family history, Cheap! Diligent! Faithful! acknowledges the complexities of labour and immigration in this country – and lifts up the small, remarkable details of lived experience. The exhibition includes the launch of Yuen’s new publication that explores the graphic and cultural history of Ho Sun Hing Printers which closed in 2014, after 106 years of business in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
By Marlene Yuen
- Curated by Vanessa Kwan, Whess Harman
- June 21, 2018
The Making of an Archive (2014–ongoing) is a project initiated by Canadian artist Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn. The project composed of digitizing workshops, which aims to record the everyday life and civic engagements by immigrants and amateur photographers. The photographs are digitized and their accompanying narratives are recorded, thereby preserving records of personal histories in order to address the absent representation of multiculturalism in official archives. Focusing on digitizing printed matter, e.g. 35mm or 120mm photographs, slides or Polaroids, Nguyễn believes that immigrants who documented their daily life when they came to their new country are in danger of becoming forgotten or lost, thus losing complex and complicated histories of migration. By building this alternative structure of personal images, the artist aims to create a new archive that seeks to represent the fractured ideology of multiculturalism from the bottom up where forms of civic engagement within a structure of kinship or even in solidarity with other communities can be observed. The Making of an Archive questions existing frameworks for archival history-making, and chooses instead a trajectory of collective exploration. Drawing again from the artists’ reference to ‘space fiction’, speculation here leads to a kind of cultural star-gazing: seeing fragments of this nascent archive reminds us of vast possibilities—reflections of lives already lived, and new frameworks for a future we have yet to see. Priority is given to histories of migration from people who identify as people of color (POC).
By Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn
- Curated by Dan Pon, Maiko Tanaka, Vanessa Kwan
- July 21, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Four Faces of the Moon is multi-media installation that provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the elaborate sets, puppets, and props created for the new stop motion animated film by the same name. The story is told in four chapters, which explore the reclamation of language and Nationhood, and peel back the layers of Canada’s colonial history. A personal story told through the eyes of director and writer Amanda Strong, as she connects the oral and written history of her family as well as the history of the Michif (Métis), Cree and Anishinaabe people and their cultural ties to the buffalo. Canada’s extermination agenda of the buffalo isn’t recorded as fervently as it was in the United States, yet the same tactics were used north of the border to control the original inhabitants of the land. This story seeks to uncover some of that history and establish the importance of cultural practice, resistance and language revival from a personal perspective. Artistic collaborators include: Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Raven John, Femke van Delft, Chloe Bluebird, Dora Cepic, Dusty Hagerud, William Weird, Daniel Guay, Lydia Brown, Terrance Azzuolo, Callum Paterson, Tim Daniel, Joce Weird, Ian Nakamoto, Lynn Dana Wilton, Zed Alexander, Danielle Wilson, Damien Buddy Eaglebear, Colour Sound Lab Studio, Boldly Creative, Outpost Media and Menalon Music, along with the support of many others.
By Amanda Strong
- Curated by Glenn Alteen
- April 19, 2019 to April 21, 2019
Together Apart has been envisioned as a way of making and holding space for 2SQ/Indigiqueer folks to come together and to be in dialogue with one another so that we might centre the conversations we’d like to hear or that we feel have been absent in our communities. However, our intentions are also simple: to celebrate and enjoy one another’s creativity and dedication to our practices, and to recognize one another in such a way that speaks across the distances we experience in our living and movement through our worlds.
By Afuwa, Anne Riley, Arielle Twist, Bo Dyp, Cease Wyss, Chandra Melting Tallow, Demian DinéYazhi’, Edzi'u, Evan Ducharme, fabian romero, Kali Spitzer, KERUB, La Tisha Rico, Lacie Burning, Lindsay Nixon, Mourning Coup, Niilas Helander, Ostoro Petahtegoose, Riley Kucheran, Storme Webber, Vi Levitt, Whess Harman, With War
- Curated by Kali Spitzer, Whess Harman
- May 10, 2019 to June 22, 2019
dot.dot.dot. brings together Seoul-based artists Sejin Kim and InYoung Yeo for their first presentations in Canada. Working at the intersection of media and installation, Kim and Yeo’s practices explore the omnipresence of interactive technologies and their varying effects on human experience.
By InYoung Yeo, Sejin Kim
- Curated by InYoung Yeo, Vanessa Kwan
- 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