February 14, 2007
by Canadian Architect
Victoria Newhouse, author of Towards a New Museum and Art and the Power of Placement, will provide an illuminating look at innovative museum architecture and its interaction with art and viewers at 7:00pm on February 28, 2007 as part of the Vancouver Art Gallery International Lecture Series. Continuing the Gallerys tradition of bringing the best of the international art world to Vancouver, the series will also feature a rare public talk by internationally renowned photographer Jeff Wall on April 12, 2007.
As an architectural historian, Newhouses books offer insightful studies of museums and their relationships with collectors, trustees, artists and the public, taking a critical look at ground-breaking architecture as it interacts with art and viewers. She lectures internationally on museums and architecture and has published on the subject in the New York Times, Architectural Record and ARTnews.
On April 12, 2007, at 7:00pm, Jeff Wall will also lecture at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Wall is recognized as one of the most important artists working in the photography today. He has developed an outstanding and innovative body of work which has helped to establish the medium as the most significant art form of the late 20th century. His carefully composed images, often displayed in backlit boxes, explore urban violence, racism, history, memory, and gender and class conflicts, while maintaining a constant dialogue with great genre painting of the 19th century. His work has been exhibited at contemporary galleries and exhibitions around the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Muse d’art contemporain de Montral, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Documenta Xl and Bienal di So Paulo, and was recently featured in solo exhibitions at Schaulager, Basel, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and the Tate Modern in London.
Now in its third year, the Vancouver Art Gallerys International Lecture Series has presented such renowned artists as Diana Thater and Rodney Graham, Olivier Widmaier Picasso, biographer and grandson of Pablo Picasso, Thomas Crow, the Director of the Getty Research Institute, and Roger Buergel and Ruth Noack, curators of documenta XII.
Tickets for the International Lecture Series are $15 for non-members, $10 for members and seniors and $5 for students. They can be purchased by calling 604-662-4717. Tickets for the Jeff Wall lecture will be available on March 1, 2007.