Chelsea, Capture’s Festival and Publication Coordinator has created a Day at Capture of some of her 2021 Festival highlights! Tag @capturephotofest on Instagram and Facebook and share your #DayAtCapture with us!
Best days for this self-guided tour are: Tuesday–Saturday
1 pm Begin your afternoon by visiting Meryl McMaster’s From A Still Unquiet Place at Vancouver City Centre Canada Line Station. Linking storytelling to landscape, this work is part of the series As Immense as the Sky where McMaster photographs herself dressed as age-old mythological figures prominent in patrimonial narratives.
1:15 pm Move towards the Granville SkyTrain Station and take the train in the direction of King George. Hop off at the Stadium-Chinatown Station to view Montreal-based artist Émile Régnier’s series How do you love me? Regnier splices together black and white portraits of herself to acknowledge that “as a person of mixed race, you portray the collision of two worlds.”
1:30 pm Leaving Stadium-Chinatown take the Expo Blvd exit and continue East until you see Anique Jordan’s billboard work from the Darkie series. By exploring the theory of hauntology where the past persists in the present and future through the form of ghosts, Jordan examines the histories that affect our bodies, particularly in relation to Black women.
1:45 pm Time for a rest! Visit Hunnybee Bruncheonette Bruncheonette at Union and Gore St. for a nice oat milk latte or fresh savoury snack.
2:30 pm A hop skip and a jump from Hunnybee’s is Sun Wah Center on Keefer St. Here, you’ll visit two exhibitions: Fotofest at Canton-sardine and Chiasmus at Groundfloor Art Centre – Mobile Curatorial Project (Note: April 13 is the final day to view Chiasmus).
Fotofest showcases the photographic work of Wang Qingsong. This exhibit invites the viewer to consider the rapidly changing tenor of Chinese society by employing a variety of visual language strategies such as theatrical staging, civilian perspectives and gaudy mainstream aesthetics.
Chiasmus is a solo exhibition by emerging artist Rina Lyshaug where she explores light, time and perception by creating a self-referential space through superimposing a projection of a room within a room. So, go experience the room within a room within a…
3 pm Cap the afternoon off with take-out at Phnom Penh (you can’t go wrong ordering anything off this menu but I love #78. Cánh Gà Lăn Bột | Phnom Penh Deep-fried Chicken Wings), Fat Mao (Khao Soi is a personal favourite), or Happy Hour Monday to Friday from 2–4 pm at the Keefer Yard (Cuban Stormy tastes like you’ve escaped to a tropical destination!).
From the comfort of your own home stream the Knowledge Network’s programming of Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning. Directed by Dyanna Taylor, this documentary looks deeply into Dorothea Lange’s enduring photographs that record five turbulent decades of American history.