At 19:30, Wednesday 27 April we will have a special event to mark the launch of Negative Space: Orbiting Inner and Outer Experience (SFU Galleries, 2015). Edited by Antonia Hirsch, this book considers the eponymous inner and outer space as both “real” and imaginary. While artistic practice used to be accepted as a legitimate expression of an individual’s interior world, there has been an increasing demand for art to be socially productive. Four of the publication’s contributors will be present to engage with a topic that could have constituted another chapter of the book: a discussion of how such a thing as "relevance" emerges in artistic practice.
The conversation with Daniel Colucciello Barber, Olaf Nicolai, Ana Teixeira Pinto, and Wolfgang Winkler will be moderated by Antonia Hirsch; Patricia Reed, initiator of the Inclinations lecture series, will act as respondent.