Saim Demircan (Curator and Art Critic)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Curator and art critic Saim Demircan will adress the overlapping interests of the activities by Studio for Propositional Cinema on the one hand, and Canadian Conceptualism of the 60s and 80s on the other.
Aaron Peck is the author of The Bewilderments of Bernard Willis (2008). Moreover he wrote Letters to the Pacific (2010), an art book in collaboration with Adam Harrison and Dominic Osterried, and more recently a critical monograph, Jeff Wall: North & West (2015). In 2012, Peck was invited to participate, as a “writer-in-residence” in the art exhibition Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany. As an art critic, he frequently contributes to Artforum Canadian Art and has written a number of exhibition catalog essays on artists such as Jeff Wall, Corin Sworn, and Wei-li-Yeh. He has given talks at numerous museums, such as the Serpentine Galleries, Dia:Beacon, the Julia Stoschek Collection, and the Western Front. Aaron Peck is currently a lecturer at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC, where he received the Ian Wallace Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011.
The event accompanies the exhibition Studio for Propositional Cinema – IN ADVANCE OF A SHIPWRECK:, on view through January 8, 2017 at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf.