Produced by The Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver, this weekly podcast focuses on artists and creators, giving prominence to the critical importance of their voices in a world of such uncertainty.
Supported by The Polygon's Community Leader for Accessibility: BMO Financial Group.
The Polygon Podcast theme song is "Dancers" by Circlesquare.
Episode 14 featuring Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes and Maya Beaudry
In this episode, The Polygon's Assistant Curator Justin Ramsey is in conversation with artists Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes and Maya Beaudry about their exhibition Everything Leaks.
Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes (b.1991, Hong Kong) is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in photography, but whose mediums also encompass sculpture and music. Recent exhibitions include Open Heart, Run Off, Sibling Gallery, Toronto; and Green Glass Door, Trapp Projects, Vancouver. Other projects include a current public art commission with the City of Vancouver’s Platforms 2020 program, as well as a forthcoming exhibition with Cuedlice Brazelton at Blinkers, Winnipeg, in July 2021. Kriangwiwat Holmes holds a BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and was the 2017 recipient of the Philip B. Lind Prize.
Maya Beaudry (b. 1988, Vancouver) received a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2013 and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2017. She has exhibited work in Vancouver, Montréal, St. John’s, and Los Angeles, with solo exhibitions in Berlin and Marseille. She was the recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts/CD Howe Award, and has participated in residencies at Triangle France in Marseille and September Spring at the Kesey Farm. She lives and works on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Everything Leaks is on view at The Polygon until February 7.
Episode 13 featuring Davide Quadrio and Xin Wang
In this episode, Third Realm curator Davide Quadrio is in conversation with writer and art historian Xin Wang about the challenges of presenting contemporary Asian art as well as the Buddhist themes in our current exhibition Third Realm.
Find out more about this episode here: https://thepolygon.ca/news/the-polygon-podcast-episode-13-featuring-davide-quadrio-and-xin-wang/
Read Xin Wang's Cyclical Gods Reliving The Pandemic in Momus: https://momus.ca/cyclical-gods-reliving-pandemic/
Davide Quadrio is a producer and curator based in China and Italy. He is the founder of the first not-for-profit independent creative lab in Shanghai, BizArt Center, a platform to foster the local contemporary art scene. In 2007 he created Arthub, a production and curatorial proxy active in Asia and worldwide. Quadrio has organized hundreds of exhibitions, educational activities and exchanges in China and abroad. Recent curatorial projects include “Visions in the Making” at the Italian Cultural Center, New Delhi and Zhang Enli at Galleria Borghese, Rome.
Xin Wang is a writer, curator and art historian based in New York. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in modern and contemporary art at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and the Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum, where she has conducted Art History from Home webinars about technology, Asian/American perspectives, and social change. She is the curator of numerous exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and her latest writings have appeared in Art in America, Art Agenda, E-Flux Journal, and Artforum. She is currently planning an exhibition that explores Asian Futurisms for the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City.
Episode 12 featuring Davide Quadrio and Farah Wardani
In this episode, curator Davide Quadrio is in conversation with curator and writer Farah Wardani about contemporary art in Asia and The Polygon's current exhibition Third Realm.
Find out more about this episode here: https://thepolygon.ca/news/the-polygon-podcast-episode-12-featuring-davide-quadrio-and-farah-wardani/
Episode 11 featuring The Archivists
In this episode: a conversation between two professional archivists that was inspired by the launch of our new chapbook, co-published with Information Office, about the early history of the local Chilean community.
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Episode 10 featuring Little Chamber Music
In this episode, The Gallery’s Assistant Curator Justin Ramsey is in conversation with Little Chamber Music artistic director Mark Haney, and composer Rita Ueda about the upcoming musical program Human Shadow Etched in Stone.
Find out more about this episode here: https://thepolygon.ca/news/the-polygon-podcast-episode-10-featuring-little-chamber-music
Episode 9 featuring Mark Ruwedel and John O'Brian
In this episode, a conversation between photographer Mark Ruwedel and art historian John O'Brian.
Find out more about this episode here: https://thepolygon.ca/news/the-polygon-podcast-episode-9-featuring-mark-ruwedel-and-john-obrian/