The Audain Gallery at SFU Woodward’s presents The Long Take: Videos on Architecture and Social Space

The Audain Gallery at SFU Woodward’s presents The Long Take: Videos on Architecture and Social Space

SFU Galleries at Simon Fraser University

Mark Lewis
Children’s Games, Heygate Estate (2002)
Super 35mm transferred to DVD, 7:27 seconds
January 10, 2011
The Audain Gallery at SFU Woodward’s presents The Long Take: Videos on Architecture and Social Space

January 13- February 26, 2011

Opening: January 12, 8pm
Hours: Tues-Sat: 2pm – 6pm

Terence Gower
Mark Lewis
Dorit Margreiter
Natasha Sadr Haghighian
And Judith Hopf
Clemens von Wedemeyer

Artist Talk: Terence Gower
January 12, 6:30pm
World Art Studio, SFU Woodward’s

The building should be understood in the same terms as drawings, photographs, writing, films, and advertisements … the building is a mechanism of representation in its own right.
The Long Take: Videos on Architecture and Social Space

The Long Take negotiates the politics of representation in its scales, angles and details of architecture and the urban territory as well as the more hidden relations of the city such as gender and space and the effects of socio-economic processes.

Mechanisms of representation converge as a modernist view of architecture and images of everyday life in Mark Lewis’ work, while in Terence Gower’s video modernist spaces are literally redeployed through architectural drawings, photographs, and mass cultural references. In his subtle work set in the former Democratic Republic of Germany, Clemens von Wedemeyer reveals the slow disappearance of modernist utopian architecture as an anti-spectacle. Dorit Margreiter examines the role of architecture as both setting and actor, while Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Judith Hopf tie the psychological and spatial dimensions of architecture to the art world itself.

This exhibition is part of a collaborative project, “How a City Is Written”, between Access Gallery, Artspeak, and Or Gallery on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the City of Vancouver.

About the Audain Gallery
The Audain Gallery serves as a vital aspect of the Visual Arts program at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. The Audain Gallery’s mission is to advance the aesthetic and discursive production and presentation of contemporary visual art through a responsive program of exhibitions in support of engaged pedagogy.

The Audain Gallery encourages conceptual and experimental projects that explore the dialogue between the social and the cultural in contemporary artistic practices.

The Audain Gallery is curated by Sabine Bitter.
1) Beatriz Colomina, Privacy and Publicity, Modern Architecture as Mass Media (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1996: 13).
2) Martha Rosler, “Culture Class: Art, Creativity, Urbanism,” e-flux journal 21, 12 / 2010.

Audain Gallery SFU Woodward’s
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 1H4
[email protected]

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