As part of Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism, Fillip and Artspeak are pleased to present extended talks, discussions, and screenings during the month of March.

Every Saturday, Artspeak will host local and international writers and curators who are investigating what is at stake in the shifting value of judgment within contemporary art writing. These sessions will build on discussions raised by the participants of our recent two-day forum on the present state of art criticism.

Events start promptly at 1pm. All events are free and will be held at the reading room at Artspeak, 233 Carrall Street, Vancouver. Phone: 604.688.0051. Please come early to ensure a seat.

March 7, 1pm

Architect, writer, and curator Markus Miessen (Berlin), and artists Amy Zion and Kristina Lee Podesva (Vancouver) will discuss architecture as political practice and the nightmare of participation. Miessen’s talk is supported through the Emily Carr University Student Symposium.

March 14, 1pm

Following up on a keynote address by critic/curator Tirdad Zolghadr, we are pleased to screen the film A Crime Against Art (Hila Peleg, 2007). Based on a trial staged at ARCO, Madrid, the film casts Zolghadr and Anton Vidokle as the defendants in a mock trial on a number of polemical issues in the world of contemporary art. This screening is presented with generosity from e-flux, New York.

March 21, 1pm

Curators Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker (Vancouver/Munich) and Jordan Strom (Vancouver) will discuss Birnie-Danzker’s curatorial experiences in Vancouver in the seventies and eighties, and, more recently, in Europe and Asia.

March 28, 1pm

For our final event, join us for an open discussion with critic Sven Lutticken (Utrecht). Appearing via Skype, Lutticken will discuss ways of navigating critical judgment within the spaces of contemporary art writing. Space is expected to be limited, so please arrive early.