Artist talk with:


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Open to the public - you do not have to be a CASV member to attend this event. Read about the benefits of becoming a CASV member and the events open to members only.

As part of its Canadian Art Encounters: International Artists Series, the Canadian Art Foundation invites CASV members to a talk with Canadian-born, UK-based artist Janice Kerbel. To purchase tickets for the event, please visit The Canadian Art Foundation’s website.

Event details:

Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver


Janice Kerbel is internationally renowned for her playful and inventive use of existing systems of information to create what she terms “strategies of deception.” Her work takes the form of elaborate instructions, theatrical and radio plays, detective stories, maps and scientific diagrams, all of which turn familiar narrative formats into new and fantastical realities. From producing an exhaustively researched manual for robbing a branch of a London Bank for Bank Job in 1999 to her “play for stage lights” as the sole means to present a dramatic narrative, Kerbel will have you wondering what is blank, what is missing and what needs to be filled in.

Kerbel was born in Toronto, and lives and works in London, UK, where she also teaches at Goldsmiths College. She has exhibited internationally, and is currently nominated for the 2015 Turner Prize.

Image Credit:

Kill the Work­ers, 2011
Janice Kerbel
22 minute play for stage lights , 7 lantern tripods with scaff bars, 38 lanterns (8 floods, 11 pro­files, 15 fres­nels, 4 par­cans), 4 colour scrollers, 6 colour, gels, 1 gobo, 1 Strand 530i desk group, Dimen­sions vari­able, Instal­la­tion view, Chisen­hale Gallery, Lon­don, 2011