Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

2024 Art+Feminism

Counter-Archives through the Practice and Hermeneutics of Care

Dr. May Chew

Saturday, March 9, 2024

12 – 1:30 PM PT



Centre A will be kicking off our 2024 Art+Feminism event series with a virtual presentation by Dr. May Chew that revolves around the history and practice of counter-archiving in Canada. As an Assistant Professor at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Dr. Chew’s research centers on diasporic media and archives, haunting, decolonial aesthetics, and critical genealogies of immersive technologies. Following Dr. Chew’s virtual presentation, participants will have the chance to ask questions and engage in thoughtful discussion as we reflect on alternative methods of knowledge preservation, memory, and networks of care.

We Should Talk: An Art+Feminism Reading Group

Co-Led by Carmen Levy-Milne and Diane Wong

Saturday, March 16, 2024

1 – 2:30 PM PT

Centre A (in-person)

No RSVP required.

Join Centre A for an in-person reading group to share and reflect on Marsya Maharani and Petrina Ng’s article, We Should Talk: Obvious Truths About Working in the Arts. As this year’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon puts an emphasis on BIPOC led art institutions and grassroots organizations, in this reading group we look to the importance of these spaces and how alternate forms of display and communication (whether it be gossip, archives, artist-run-centers, and more) can build community care and networks of solidarity. Co-led by Carmen Levy-Milne and Diane Wong, this reading group will be structured using guiding questions to prompt productive discussion, where participants will then have the opportunity to share their thoughts and reflections with each other in the format of an open conversation.


Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Saturday, March 23, 2024

12 – 3 PM PT

Centre A (in-person)

No RSVP required.

Each spring, art communities around the world come together to help correct Wikipedia’s gender biases and improve the content of under-represented persons on the tenth-most-visited site on the internet. Centre A invites participants of all genders and expressions to be a part of this local and global effort.

We will be creating and editing Wikipedia pages for a diverse range of artists, artist-run-centres, and more. If you wish to attend, please bring an electronic device you can edit on. Refreshment and childcare* will be provided. 

Feel free to sign up for our Dashboard in advance to save time setting yourself up.

*If you require childcare, please email [email protected] by 11:59pm PT, March 15.

Accessibility: The gallery is wheelchair and walker accessible. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact us at (604) 683-8326 or [email protected].

Centre A is situated on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. We honour, respect, and give thanks to our hosts.