Archival Conversation: Exhibiting the Archives

  • Discussion
  • Sunday, June 9, 2024

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Above: L to R: Sabina Sutherland, Michael Dang. Below: Unpacking of artworks from Unit Bruises in preparation for exhibition.
    Doors Open Richmond Event

    In conjunction with the exhibition, Unit Bruises: Theodore Wan and Paul Wong, 1975-1979, join curator Michael Dang and conservator Sabina Sutherland for a conversation about archival practices for artworks. The discussion will touch on the ways a curator works with an archive to reveal the history of art and enrich our understanding of artistic practices, as well as the role of a conservator in caring for artwork and archival materials for long-term collections and preservation.  

    Everyone welcome to attend and  join in the discussion.

    Free admission, limited seating. Please RSVP to ensure your spot.
    Maximum 2 reserved seats per person.

    About the Presenters:

    Michael Dang (he/him/his) is a curator, filmmaker, writer and second year MA candidate in the Critical and Curatorial Studies Program at the University Of British Columbia, where he also received his BA degree majoring in Art History.  Dang was the recipient of the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Award in September 2022 and the Audain Foundation Graduate Fellowship of that same year.  Dang has also received awards for his directorial and screenwriting work including the short Brother Mary (2021) which has been selected for over fifteen international film festivals and was the recipient of the Best Script award at both the Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival and the Seoul International Short Film Festival. His curatorial practice is research and archival-based, with a special interest in historical curation, and sociopolitical contextualization, broadly focusing on mid-century conceptualism.  He is based in Vancouver on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish nations.  

    Sabina Sutherland has been a practicing professional Conservator in the Lower Mainland since 2005.  She has worked in some of the major museum and municipal collections to exhibit and preserve art and cultural objects including outdoor public sculpture.  Sabina now works in private practice to care for artwork and archival materials and consults with cultural institutions on long-term collections preservation.

    Above: L to R: Sabina Sutherland, Michael Dang. Below: Unpacking of artworks from Unit Bruises in preparation for exhibition.


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