An Evening in the Archive with Henri Robideau
A Fundraiser for the grunt Archive
Saturday April 25, 2015
at grunt gallery
Drinks at 6:30 pm, Dinner at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $50 | Purchase Tickets here.
You are cordially invited to grunt gallery’s “An Evening in the Archive with Henri Robideau,” a tribute to Henri’s work as a photographer over the past 45 years with special emphasis on his focus on history and the archive. Our fundraising tribute and dinner will coincide with and celebrate Henri’s upcoming exhibition, Eraser Street – Hubris, Humility and Humanity in the Making of a City!, running from April 9 to May 16. Marian Penner Bancroft will speak about Henri’s contributions, as an artist, to Vancouver. Please join us for this special dinner where a selection of digitized videos from our archives, produced for our 30th anniversary, will also be screened.
Over the past five years, grunt gallery has focused on developing its archive and archival projects such as Robideau’s Eraser Street and the recent MAINSTREETERS – Taking Advantage, 1972 – 1982. Since 2010, our special initiative—“Activating the Archives”—has released archival materials in the context of new curatorial projects, commissions, and scholarship, working to create sites such as Ruins in Process–Vancouver Art in the 60’s (2009); ATA – Activating the Archive (2012); Ghostkeeper (2012), celebrating the digital and performance work of Ahasiw Maskegon Iskwew; and Background/ThisPlace (2013).
This fundraiser will focus on grunt gallery’s archival activities and the importance of producing work based in or around archival research. “An Evening in the Archive with Henri Robideau” is the first of several events highlighting our archive—and other archives—celebrating the work being produced by artists engaged with archives throughout the city.
There will be opportunities to donate to specific programs and projects related to our archive. We look forward to telling you about our upcoming initiatives. grunt’s Archivist, Dan Pon, will be available to present a tour of the archive and share some of his recent initiatives.
For more information contact Karlene Harvey at email@example.com
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116 – 350 East 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5T 4R8