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The Gabriola Institute of Contemporary Art        All contents © the artists, contact e-mail: info@gabriolainstitute.org.  Graphic and Web Design: Andreas Kahre 2010
The Gabriola Institute of Contemporary Art        All contents © the artists, contact e-mail: info@gabriolainstitute.org.  Graphic and Web Design: Andreas Kahre 2010
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 Ongoing 2010/2011:    [Re]Presencing the Rural  |   The Strategic Plan   |   Non-Nonmedia



From the inception of modernity, the rural—both conceptually and as a material reality— has been reduced to the insignificance of either a romantic or an ironic trope. GICA investigates this phenomenon by creating an index of prominent land art works by several artists for whom the rural serves as a critical element in their conceptual and material practice. A second component of the project examines the presence of the ready-made, or objet trouvee, in the rural environment, while the third reflects on the role of critical discourse and performance art in the context of the island's animal population.

For details please follow the links

Part I: Earth Art >>

Part II: Assemblages >>

Part III: Performance >>

The Work of the Institute is structured as a series of curated projects that may range in duration from the length of a phonecall to several years. While some are based in established disiplinary practice, GICA encourages artists and curators to explore speculative and transdisciplinary approaches. To propose a project, please send an email and allow 2-3 weeks for a response.

VISUAL ART
[Re] Presencing the Rural
Curated by Andreas Kahre

Earth Works

This is an ongoing project component that aims to create  an index of prominent Land art on Gabriola island, with instances of mounds, trenches, jetties and other works inspired by American land art pioneer Robert Smithson.

Berm Art Rick

Above: Berm Art, Rick Mitchell

 

  
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