France-Vancouver: A Curatorial Conversation

Jun 14, 2014



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


France-Vancouver: A Curatorial Conversation was an evening of panel discussions that paired three local curators with six visiting curators from France on the occasion of a research visit to Vancouver.

Moderated by Shelly Rosenblum, curator of academic programs at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the visiting curators were divided into three groups to discuss their programs, institutions, and research around a particular theme. Their presentations were followed by remarks from Vancouver-based curators and a question and answer period with the audience. 


Outlier Contexts in Communities

Speakers: Laurence Gateau, director of FRAC Pays-de-Loire; Vincent Verlé, director of Centre d’art Bastille-Grenoble; and Nigel Prince, executive director of the Contemporary Art Gallery.

Interstitial Spaces

Claire Le Restif, director of Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry-le Crédac; Marta Ponsa, head department of artistic projects, Jeu de Paume; and Amy Kazymerchyk, curator of SFU Galleries Audain Gallery.

The Experiential Experimental

Alexandra Baudelot, co-director of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers; Marie Cozette, director of Centre d’art contemporain – La Synagogue de Delme; and independent curator Lorna Brown.

Presented in partnership with the Consulat Général de France, the Contemporary Art Gallery, SFU Galleries, and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia.

Video documentation of this event is available upon request.

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artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.