March 20, 2009 - Artspeak - ARTSPEAK PUBLICATIONS
March 20, 2009


233 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2, Canada

Artspeak is a Vancouver artist run centre established in 1986. Artspeak presents contemporary practices, innovative publications, book works, editions, talks, and events that encourage dialogue between visual art and writing. Past publications include the works of artists and writers such as Roy Arden, Stan Douglas, Juan A. Gaitán, Janice Kerbel, Tim Lee, Mark Lewis, Shirin Neshat, Isabelle Pauwels, Lisa Robertson, Kathy Slade and Susan Sontag.

Until 2010, Artspeak is going OFFSITE, taking artist projects outside the gallery to the street, airwaves and other alternative sites in Vancouver and beyond. OFFSITE includes performances, public projects, speaker series, and collaborations that engage innovative strategies of production. At the same time, Artspeak’s ONSITE gallery space has transformed into a malleable venue for publications, printed matter, readings, and dialogue. Artspeak’s publishing activity is contextualized within this shifting space.


Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism

Texts by Jeff Derksen, Diedrich Diederichsen, James Elkins, Maria Fusco, Sven Lutticken, Tom Morton, William Wood, Tirdad Zolghadr. Co-edited and published by Artspeak and Fillip.


Artists Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Roy Arden, The Atlas Group / Walid Raad, Yael Bartana, Cao Fei, Germaine Koh, Gonzalo Lebrija, Jayce Salloum, Seripop, and Ron Terada. Texts by Michael Barnholden, Germaine Koh, Michael Turner, Annabel Vaughan, and Neil Wedman. Co-edited by Melanie O’Brian and Helga Pakasaar. Co-published by Artspeak and Presentation House Gallery.

Althea Thauberger: Carrall Street

Artist Althea Thauberger. Texts by Rob Brownie & Annabel Vaughan, Kate Fowle, and Jerry Zaslove, among others. Edited by Melanie O’Brian.


Artists Kristan Horton, Melvin Moti, Taras Polataiko, and Kerry Tribe. Texts by Colin Browne, Juan A. Gaitán, Kathleen Ritter, Susan Sontag, and Althea Thauberger. Edited by Melanie O’Brian.

Triple Bill: Isabelle Pauwels
Artist Isabelle Pauwels. Texts by Jessie Caryl, Séamus Kealy and Melanie O’Brian. Edited by Séamus Kealy and Melanie O’Brian. Co-published by Artspeak and Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto.

The Chatter of Culture
Artists Lorna Brown, Robyn Laba, and David Zink Yi. Text by Lisa Robertson. Edited by Melanie O’Brian.

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Artspeak acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts


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