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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free
30 Mar 21·7:00 PMuntil8:30 PM

CAG Reads

Christine Howard Sandoval presents Deborah A. Miranda and Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

Online via Zoom

A still image of Christine Howard Sandoval working in the studio.

We are pleased to announce our latest installment of CAG Reads, a book club where artists invite us to read alongside them. Each month an artist proposes a text for our collective reading pleasure, culminating in a virtual hangout where the artist leads a wide-ranging discussion grounded in their chosen reading material.

This month, CAG Reads will be hosted by the interdisciplinary artist Christine Howard Sandoval. Of Obispeño Chumash and Hispanic ancestry, Christine’s work challenges the boundaries of representation, access and habitation through the use of performance, video and sculpture. Howard Sandoval makes work about contested places, such as the historic Native and Hispanic waterways of northern New Mexico; the Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site in New York; and an interfacing suburban-wildland in Colorado.

Christine has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at The Museum of Capitalism, Oakland; Designtransfer, Universität der Künste Berlin; El Museo Del Barrio, Bronx; and Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens. She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute, New York and an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design, New York. She is currently Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art in the Audain Faculty of Art at Emily Carr University, Vancouver.

Christine has chosen to read “Genealogy of Violence, Part I” (pages 2-32) of Deborah A. Miranda’s Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir (2012), and pages 15-34 of Ariella Aïsha Azoulay’s Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism (2019).

Getting the texts

Copies of Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir and Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism can be ordered from Pulp Fiction or Massy Books here in Vancouver within 1-3 weeks. Both books are also available from the Vancouver Public Library.