Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

hearts and arrows | conversation


hearts and arrows by Khan Lee

Public Programming

Khan Lee in Conversation with Amy Kazymerchyk at Centre A

Saturday, July 20, 2013 | 3pm
Admission Free

Please join us on Saturday, July 20, 2013 for a conversation with Khan Lee and Amy Kazymerchyk on Centre A’s current exhibition, hearts and arrows!

Khan and Amy’s conversation began a year ago, when they discussed projecting hearts and arrows onto a floating screen on the Saugeen River in rural Ontario. Transplanting this work to a distinct landscape, economy, and culture brought up questions about the work’s geographic and temporal specificity. One evening in early June, while tracking the coordinates of the setting sun in Crab Park, they acknowledged their mutual attentiveness, attachment, and wonder for living on this land– Coast Salish land–that we call Vancouver. Their conversation at Centre A will begin by reading a series of ‘letters’ written on their reflections, queries, observations, and concerns about the city. Their dialogue following this introduction will loop through thoughts on labour, craft, discipline, human and economic migration and displacement, perception, vision, and light.

Khan Lee was born in Seoul, Korea where he studied architecture at Hong-Ik University, and studied fine art at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. He is a founding member of Vancouver-based artist collective ‘Intermission’ and presently a member of Instant Coffee artist collective. His experiments with form, medium, content, and expression have resulted in performance, sculpture, and media works. Lee lives and works in Vancouver BC, and has exhibited nationally and internationally.

Amy Kazymerchyk is the Curator of Audain Gallery at Simon Fraser University. Previously, she was Events + Exhibitions Coordinator at VIVO Media Arts Centre, and Director of the Signal & Noise Media Arts Festival. Since 2008 she has programmed DIM Cinema at The Cinemtheque.

Khan Lee’s hearts and arrows at Centre A runs until July 27, 2013.