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Talk: Conversations on Collecting
Griffin Art Projects
January 30, 2020
Please join us for Conversations on Collecting, in partnership with Griffin Art Projects.
Griffin Art Projects presents a double solo show pairing the work of two American artists: Jimmy DeSana, a radical and highly influential voice in the field of photography, and the experimental film-maker and documentarian Marlon T. Riggs, a vocal activist in the fight against HIV/AIDS whose filmic work primarily explores race relations and sexuality. Both DeSana and Riggs died of AIDS-related illness in the 1990s and had relations to Vancouver thanks to the direct interest and involvement of the local artistic community, as well as that of the LGBTQIA+ community, which was self-organising and mobilising in response to the AIDS crisis at the time. The title of the exhibition is borrowed from the “Sodomite Invasion Review”, a short-lived Vancouver-based magazine published between 1991-1992.
Join guest curator Lorenzo Fusi for a discussion revolving around the responsibility of caring for the archive and legacy of Jimmy de Sana. Building on one of Griffin Art Project’s mandates to make privately held art collections accessible to the public, this ongoing series is presented in partnership with the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver.
Please visit Griffin Art Projects website for a full listing of events: http://griffinartprojects.ca/events/