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Open Season | Opening Reception Ten


March 10, 2018 – April 27, 2018
7:30 PM – 2 PM

Organizers of the following event are 10 Different Things, City Studio Vancouver and Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

OPEN SEASON by Pongsakorn Yananissorn and Denise Holland

March 10th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location : 800 Robson Street

Drawing from various terminologies of “court”: a tribunal presided over by judges and magistrates, an area marked for sports, and an establishment of and for sovereignty, Open Season is a launch of a court of sovereign absurdity.

A game of tennis was once a Game of Palms, historically a sport for kings and noblemen. A site of contestation, it was appropriated by the French Third Estate to launch a revolution and has become symbolic of gathering and resisting. A game of sports as well as politics, Open Season establishes a tennis court on 800 Robson Street, between the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery (old courthouse) and the new Law Courts. Three courts, now in a row, provide alternative ways of occupying space and considering relationships within the public sphere.

The term Open Season sets a precedent in allowing professional and amateur players to compete in the same tournament. Similarly, this project embraces that spirit by inviting ten emerging artists to intervene in the court with a series of performances, installations and events. Each iteration, like a match of tennis, responds and works back and forth from one another.

Projects include:

March 10 – April 29 / March 10 / 7:30PM
Open Season , Pongsakorn Yananissorn

March 10 / 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm
42, Kaylee Louie

March 11 & April 28 / 10:00 AM to 4:00PM
Washing Hands with Soap in the Shape of my Mother’s Hands, Marika Vandekraats

March 12 – 14 / from 3:00 pm
Peaceful Protest, Denise Holland

March 15 – 16 / 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ball and Chain, Stephanie Gagne

March 31 – April 3
The Art of Living, Katharine Meng-Yuan Yi

April 4 – 7 (Screening April 7th, 8pm)
The Good Little Bad Boys of Autonomy, Temporary Investments

April 4 – 7 (Screening April 7th, 8pm)
For Getting the Civic Sphere, Terry-Dayne Beasley

April 23 – 25
Drawing One Last Breath, Sahand Mohajer

April 26 / 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
She Laughs to Herself, Chelsea Yuill

April 27 / 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Pep Rally, Julie Mills

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