Mike Bourscheid Artist Talk & Book Launch

  • Book Launch
  • RAG@Home
  • Talk
  • January 25, 2023

    Location: READ BOOKS, 520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2

    Above: Mike Bourscheid, Agnes, (2022), video still, Courtesy of Thomas Richardson, Emil Olsen and the artist
    Co-Presented with READ Books

    Join Mike Bourscheid at READ Books on the Emily Carr University Campus to celebrate the launch of his recent book, Pisces and Capricorns.

    Just released in Canada, this hardcover book was published on the occasion of Bourscheid’s first solo exhibition in the German-speaking world, featuring his sprawling installations, videos, and performances, and texts by Amely Deiss, Mitch Speed, and Frédéric Schwilden.  

    This launch is presented by READ Books and the Richmond Art Gallery on the occasion of Bourscheid’s solo exhibition Sunny Side Up and other sorrowful stories at the Richmond Art Gallery on view January 28 – April 2, 2023

    Artist will be in attendance for an artist talk, followed by reception.

    This event will also be live-streamed for an online audience.

    Free admission. Everyone welcome to attend.

    Register for the in-person talk and social, or for the online live-stream.

    About the Artist:

    Mike Bourscheid’s sculpture and performance-based practice involves the fabrication of ungainly or ridiculous appendages and prosthetics, in order to channel alternate personae as a device for addressing aspects of masculinity, European pomposity, and patriarchal power. Bourscheid represented Luxembourg at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017, and his recent exhibitions include Kunstverein Heidelberg (Germany), LIAR NYC (USA), and Kunstpalais Erlangen (Germany). Recent projects include a performance for Push Festival at Western Front (Idealverein, 2020, Vancouver) as well as a commissioned performance by the Vancouver Art Gallery for their Offsite location (Ledgers, 2019, Vancouver). Mike Bourscheid has an upcoming solo exhibition at 1646 (The Hague, Netherlands). He is based in Luxembourg and Vancouver.

    Above: Mike Bourscheid, Agnes, (2022), video still, Courtesy of Thomas Richardson, Emil Olsen and the artist


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