Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

TentEvent: Generating Exchange


TentEvent: Generating Exchange

Sunday, October 19, 12:00 noon (Brunch + Orientation) 1-5 pm (Event) at Centre A

Registration Required (See TentEvent Details)

About TentEvent

Centre A is pleased to present TentEvent: Generating Exchange, a day-long and participatory framework for engaging the local and arts community in open-ended discussions about contemporary art. Offering a discursive and interrogative space, TentEvent departs from the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution and loosely contextualizes it through contemporary and local practices and questions.

Among the questions under consideration are:

How can we acknowledge new forms of agency today?

How do feminism and other interrogations of oppression, which depend on interaction and exchange, develop autonomous or collective artistic practices through a process of engaged discussion?

Participants will be ultimately asked to address the broader question:

What contemporary theories, ideas and practices generate new possibilities for exchange?

TentEvent Methodology

This event will proceed from the principals of “open space”, a methodology designed to maximize opportunities to generate and share ideas among a group of participants within a non-hierarchical structure. Individuals create or join discussion groups based on the particular issues they wish to discuss. At the end of the event participants will have the opportunity to continue this exchange online.


TentEvent Details

Participation is free, but advance registration is required and limited to the first 100 people. Please register by October 15 by contacting Makiko Hara: [email protected]

The event takes place on Sunday, October 19 at Centre A, 2 West Hastings Street.

12:00 noon: Brunch + Orientation

1:00- 5:00 pm: Event

TentEvent Organizers

TentEvent is organized by a group of local cultural producers interested in generating constructive discussion. The SLOW/Relations and Practices working group includes: Lorna Brown, Makiko Hara, Candice Hopkins, Elizabeth MacKenzie, Marian Penner Bancroft, Kristina Lee Podesva, Elspeth Pratt, and Jin-me Yoon.