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Spacious Ladder: Found Scaffold/Architectural Sculpture/Curious Construction/Perfect Blue

by Katharina Schulz

spacious ladder

I first saw the piece of scaffolding that is now “Spacious Ladder” down in the big old warehouse studio at Victoria and Triumph that I had been sharing with Sarah and Rachel Seburn. They had been looking for a piece of scaffolding, and this one was just the right hue of construction blue. It experienced a brief stint as a bungee-cord-suspended DJ table on a tropical, late night Evening Music Event this Spring. Now we are loitering, catching up, and shooting the shit under “Spacious Ladder’s” newly found function as Access Gallery’s awning. The Seburns—sisters and artistic collaborators—tell me how the work became a joint effort with the boys over at “The Flats,” the condo development that is going up directly across the street. Continue reading

On a Recent Visit to Access Gallery

by Stephan Ackermann

On October 27th, Access Gallery opened its new exhibition, A Vertical City Goes Both Ways, by the Vancouver artist Sean Alward.

As I entered the small but bright exhibition space, I was overwhelmed by the work False Creek Midden, an assemblage that extends over an entire wall. This one is clearly dominant among the other exhibited works.

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2 on 1: An Interview with Adriana Estrada-Centelles

by Stella Hsu and Rhys Edwards

Bullets from the Body of CrimeThe Body of the Crime by Marcos Ramírez Erre

Satellite’s bloggers Stella Hsu and Rhys Edwards interview the curator of our current exhibition Broken Borders

Stella Hsu (SH): Describe the narrative of how Broken Borders came to be.

Adriana Estrada-Cantelles (AEC): During the first year of my masters in Critical and Curatorial Studies at the University of British Columbia, many of the readings and discussions were focused on the war on terrorism and the relationship between war, violence and contemporary art. Art history and contemporary art theory have developed ways of thinking about the resulting violence as well as the various forms of its representation in contemporary art. This war on terrorism, between the United States and Middle East, has left aside other urgent conversations on war and violence, such as the drug war in Mexico. I was interested in foregrounding, in terms of curatorial practice, a contemporary war on a much more complex, global scale that has changed the artistic production of many Mexico-based artists.
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Broken Borders – Breaking Borders

by Stella Hsu

Photograph by Amie Beaton

Broken Borders is an exhibition that examines the drug war through the works of four Mexican artists: Teresa Margolles, Rosa Maria Robles, Marcos Ramirez Erre, and Jorge Malacón. This exhibition at Satellite Gallery and Access Gallery points to a situation in Mexico where the lives of civilians have been compromised into a state of fear.

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Broken Borders Opening Reception

Here is a photo recap of the opening reception of Broken Borders, curated by Adriana Estrada-Centelles, at Satellite Gallery and Access Gallery on March 9, 2012.


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