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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street

Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
of our summer exhibitions

Reopening June 2, 2022
ArchiveEvent
22 Jan 22·4:00 PMuntil5:30 PM

CAG Reads

Elisa Ferrari presents Bhanu Kapil, Jackie Wang, Erin Moure

Online via Zoom

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 Elisa Ferrari. Elisa has chosen “Pinky Agarwalia: Biography of a Child Saint in Ten Parts” (2020) by Bhanu Kapil, and excerpts from Jackie Wang’s the sunflower cast a spell to save us from the void (2021) and Erin Moure’s Sitting Shiva on Minto Avenue, By Toots (2017).

Getting the texts

“Pinky Agarwalia: Biography of a Child Saint in Ten Parts” can be read in full here. PDF scans of selections from the sunflower cast a spell to save us from the void and Sitting Shiva on Minto Avenue, By Toots can be accessed here and here.

If you’re interested in seeing more from these writers, here is a video of Bhanu Kapil reading excerpts from “Pinky Agarwalia.” A conversation between Kapil, Jackie Wang, and Fred Moten at the Woodberry Poetry Room can be seen here.

Biography

Elisa Ferrari is an artist and organizer of sound events and other happenings. Her projects often stem from considerations of place with particular attention to the impact and repercussions of extractive economies. Her interdisciplinary practice and collaborations are concerned with memory formation, idleness, translingual ecologies, sonic sediments and the infrasonic. She is one of the hosts of Soundscape on Vancouver coop-radio. She lives in Vancouver as an uninvited guest on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̍əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ territories, and in Brescia, Italy.