Nightshifts

/ Opening @ 9:00pm

Szuper Gallery, curated by Lorna Brown and Jonathan Middleton

Nightshifts will present selected video projects by the collaborative team Szuper Gallery. Their work has ranged from the occupation of Bloomberg’s London headquarters after hours, to CRASH! at the ICA, in which the artists set up a day-trading office within the gallery, to Performance with Police Uniforms, an intervention into a nightclub in which the participants were costumed in the police uniforms designed for the 1972 Olympics. In the ICA presentation, funds were traded (and lost) as an examination of the intersection of the art and finance: in the latter, the participants engaged in the conventional nightclub activities in their borrowed obsolete uniforms. Throughout their work, Szuper Gallery challenges the division between lived and represented reality, history and fiction, and the defined limits of performance – or art practice in general.

For a complete list of Set events, please go to www.setproject.ca

Set is a series of three exhibitions, a site-specific performance event and artist talks, exploring the concepts of rehearsal and re-enactment and how they relate to social roles, institutions, and histories. Set is curated by Lorna Brown and Jonathan Middleton and is a collaboration between the Western Front and Artspeak with the generous support of the British Council and the Vancouver Public Library. Set features the work of Judy Radul and Geoffrey Farmer, Rod Dickinson and Szuper Gallery, and is produced in conjunction with the Live Biennial and the British Council’s UK Today series.

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