Exhibitions and Events
The Beat Generation on Screen
Two recent motion picture versions of Jack Kerouac novels point to a renewed interest in the Beat Generation in popular culture. This film retrospective matches documentaries with fictional features to try to get a fix on one of America’s last great literary movements and how its legacy is now seen in both memory and imagination.
SCREENINGS WEDNESDAYS AT 8 PM. FREE ADMISSION
24 September - On the Road
Whether you consider them cult favourites or mass-audience avatars, the Coen Brothers (Joel and Ethan) have produced a unique body of cinema that continues to astound and entertain.
SCREENINGS DAILY AT 5 PM. FREE ADMISSION. SEATING IS LIMITED
Saturday 13 September - Blood Simple
USA, 1984, 99 minutes. A private detective, a couple under some strain and a boyfriend who just won’t die. These are the ingredients for the Coen Brothers’ terse debut, an American Indie neo-noir landmark.
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Canada’s National Film Board. Gaspereau Press author Binnie Brennan will read from her new book Like Any Other Monday which tells the story of a Buster Keaton-like character. A screening of the 1964 NFB film The Railrodder and its accompanying ‘making of’ documentary, Buster Keaton Rides Again, will follow the reading after a short question and answer session.
Public reception: Thursday 11 September at 8:00 PM
In October 1953, a one-room area in the Arts and Administration Building was officially opened as the Dalhousie Art Gallery, a space administered by an art committee made up of faculty members working on a volunteer basis. The 1950s and 1960s were formative years for the Gallery when it went through a period of rapid growth. In 1970, the Gallery hired its first professional Director, and it has been led by paid professional staff ever since.
Project site: http://tracingtracks.com
Artists: Edith Flückiger and Germaine Koh
Curators: Mireille Bourgeois and Chantal Molleur
Website by Lukas Steinman
A component of the exhibition
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION on residual media and CLOSING RECEPTION for
Curated and organized by Eryn Foster, the Pictou Island Portage is a week-long artist residency taking place on Pictou Island, Nova Scotia. As part of this residency, seven Canadian artists, a writer and a photographer will create independent and collaborative works that explore the idea and practice of portage. For the duration of this residency, participants will repetitively traverse the island on foot while also carrying around with them a sculptural, conceptual or performative object of art.