Recollective: Vancouver Independent Archives Week is a series of free public events, panels, conversations, performances, and screenings that highlight artist-run centre archives, artists working with archives, and the intersections between contemporary art practices and social movements in Vancouver and beyond.
In its 2019/2020 programming year, Recollective looked beyond Vancouver to host a series of national and international presenters and respondents to examine these issues in a range of global contexts.
In 2018, the program featured perspectives and approaches to archival practice through grassroots strategies, collective organizing, hybrid models, DIY spaces, open source solutions, and counter-archives that facilitate ownership of community memory by and for community. In its 2019/2020 programming year, Recollective will host a series of national and international presenters and respondents to examine these issues in a range of global contexts.
Recollective also commissions a variety of artists, writers, and activists to create critical responses to our events. This research is added on an ongoing basis to our website archivesweek.ca to extend discourse and access to wider audiences.
PARTNERS: 221a, Artspeak, The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Rungh Magazine, VIVO Media Arts Centre, and Western Front.
For more information please visit archivesweek.ca or email Emma or Dan at grunt gallery.
emma(at)grunt(dot)ca or dan(at)grunt(dot)ca
Image: Architecture Reearch 6, Jawa El Khash.