Xu Tan presents Keywords School at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Event: Xu Tan presents Keywords School at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham
Date: Sat. November 17, 2012 - Sat. November 17, 2012.
Location: Varley Art Gallery of Markham (216 Main Street Unionville) - Markham, Ontario


Internationally Acclaimed Artist Xu Tan presents Keywords School
Saturday, 17 November 2012 from10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Internationally acclaimed artist Xu Tan visits the Varley Art Gallery of Markham. He will present his work, Keywords School, in two unique workshops from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Land|Slide: Possible Futures, an art project opening at the Markham Museum in September 2013, has invited Xu Tan to Markham to develop a new version of his mobile learning project, Keywords School. Through Keywords School, Xu Tan will lead workshops with Markham residents in order to develop new dialogue around issues tied to themes such as family, food, housing and the future of Markham.

Drawing on past versions of his project, Xu Tan invites participants to discuss and generate new sets of keywords. Workbooks, videos, forums, and a Dictionary of Keywords will be provided as resources and aids during the workshop. Visitors are invited to join the discussion.

Born in Wuhan, Hubei Province in 1957, Xu Tan’s work has been shown around the world including at P.S.1 in New York, the Venice and Berlin Bienniales, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Brisbane, the Guangzhou Triennial, and De Appel in Amsterdam, among many others. In the early 1990s, he developed critical strategies for negotiating the rapidly changing economic and cultural life in China as a member of the Guangzhou collective Big Tail Elephant Group. Xu Tan has been searching for keywords in cities all over the world, including New York, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Stockholm, and Venice.

For more information contact:
Heather Hogan-Cherniak | 905.477.7000 ext.3275 | hhogan@markham.ca
or visit www.varleygallery.ca
The Varley Art Gallery of Markham
216 Main Street Unionville
Markham, ON L3R 2H1

4 Responses to Xu Tan presents Keywords School at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham

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