Every week, the BC Alliance gives you a glimpse at five must-see member events. This week, we’re super-sizing it and giving you six! Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the near future:
Moving Still: Performative Photography in India
The Vancouver Art Gallery presents a major exhibition of works by thirteen artists based in India whose photographic practices focus on constructing and reconstructing realities. Moving Still: Performative Photography in India will be on view April 19 to September 2, 2019 and will showcase more than one hundred works, dating from the 1800s to the present. This exhibition examines themes of gender, religion and sexual identity using photography, an important medium in India since the mid-nineteenth century. Join co-curators Diana Freundl and Gayatri Sinha in conversation on April 20 at 3:00 p.m.
(Vancouver: Apr. 19-Sept. 2)
Dead People's Things
When Phyllis’s hoarder aunt commits suicide, she’s forced to reckon with her aunt’s many possessions and the meaning they leant to her life. Join Zee Zee Theatre and BC Alliance members Studio 16 for this play looking at the contradiction between belongings and belonging.
(Vancouver: Apr. 17-May 5)
Together Apart: Queer Indigineities
According to grunt gallery, the Together Apart symposium “has been envisioned as a way of making and holding space for 2SQ/Indigiqueer folks to come together and to be in dialogue with one another so that we might centre the conversations we’d like to hear or that we feel have been absent in our communities.” While some events are limited to 2SQ/Indigiqueer participants, others are open to the general public, including poetry readings, roundtable discussions, and a keynote address by curator Lindsay Nixon.
(Vancouver: Apr. 19-21)
Chan Centre Presents Mariza
Have you heard Portugal’s traditional soul music, fado? Here’s your chance courtesy of one of the country’s preeminent fadistas, Mariza, who arrives at the Chan Centre on April 17. Come watch Mariza wed fado’s ancient melancholic woe with a majestic, graceful, and contemporary sound.
(Vancouver: Apr. 17)
Field Guides for Listeners
Open Space presents a collaboration between sound artist Jenni Schine and visual artist Jay White which studies the effects of salmon farming on the Pacific Coast, examining the relationship between science and art. This ongoing project draws attention to salmon spawning and farming through Schine’s audio work and a graphic novel written and illustrated by White.
(Victoria: Apr. 12-May 31)
Buddy Guy in Concert
Coastal Jazz presents blues pioneer Buddy Guy, joined by Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Tom Hambridge. See the performer Eric Clapton calls “by far without a doubt the best guitar player alive” on April 22 at the Orpheum.
(Vancouver: Apr. 22)