Like many institutions dealing with closure during these pandemic prevention measures, the Vancouver Art Gallery is launching Art Connects, a new series of online gatherings to encourage dialogue and connection in this time of physical distancing.
Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 31 at 1:30 PM and Friday, April 3 at 4:30 PM, the Vancouver Art Gallery will stream live conversations on the Gallery’s Zoom channel, featuring guests from local and international arts communities. Art Connects is free for everyone to join and interact in the weekly conversations. Once registered, attendees can submit questions and chat directly with fellow attendees during the live stream.
Art has the power to connect individuals, communities and cultures. No matter its form, art encourages communication, broadens perspectives, enriches the mind and renews the spirit. During challenging times, art can uplift the community through enriching and culturally meaningful experiences.
Art Connects Schedule:
Curators’ Talk: Grant Arnold and Mandy Ginson
Tues Mar 31 | 1:30 PM
A special virtual tour/images of the exhibition, The Tin Man Was A Dreamer: Allegories, Poetics and Performances of Power, with curators Grant Arnold and Mandy Ginson. Together, the curators will walk participants through the exhibition and speak to the importance of bringing together recent acquisitions from Gallery’s permanent collection to make exciting exhibitions that deal with contemporary issues of our time.
Pre-register for the Curators’ Talk at zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_89jymEKWTqiGA2AYGKh3uw
Afro Van Connect: Futurism and Freestyle
Fri Apr 3 | 4:30 pm
Speakers: Dae Shields, Buni Kor, Quentin Vercetty and Realije
Freestyle is a style of improvisation with or without instrumental beats, in which lyrics are recited with a stream of consciousness subject or structure. This form allows for an openness of dialogue and exchange of ideas.
For the latest information about Art Connects, please visit vanartgallery.bc.ca/events