Book Launch: Vera Frenkel, a major new monograph

Book Launch: Vera Frenkel, a major new monograph

Vtape is pleased to support the book launch of Vera Frenkel’s major new monograph and will be on hand with DVD and Bluray copies of The Blue Train for a special launch price.

This Is Not A Reading Series and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art are pleased to present an evening celebrating the release of the long anticipated monograph, Vera Frenkel, edited by Sigrid Schade. This is the first major survey of the work of this award-winning artist.

The launch will be held at the Gladstone Hotel, Main Ballroom
1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
Doors open at 7:00 pm; Event begins at 7:30 pm
Admission is FREE

The evening includes a dynamic conversation between Vera Frenkel and Sigrid Schade, and a screening of excerpts from the gala version of Frenkel’s ONCE NEAR WATER and her latest multi-channel work, The Blue Train.

With this monograph, multidisciplinary artist Vera Frenkel receives the first major survey of her work. Exhibited internationally, her installations, videos, writings and media arts projects address the forces at work in human migration and displacement, issues of censorship, the learning and un-learning of cultural memory, the relation of totalitarianism and resistance, and the increasing bureaucratization of experience.

Vera Frenkel, published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, 312 pp, 287 illustrations.
Texts by Anne Bénichou, Ryszard W. Kluszczynski, Sylvie Lacerte, Elizabeth Legge, John Bentley Mays, Griselda Pollock, Sigrid Schade, Dot Tuer, Frank Wagner, and featuring “Work/Life Fragments”, a candid, self-assessing text by the artist.

In November 2014, MOCCA will present a survey exhibition of Vera Frenkel’s work curated by Jonathan Shaughnessy, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition will be accompanied by a book published by Black Dog, UK, in collaboration with MOCCA.

Vera Frenkel is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, laureate, among other honours, of the Governor- Generalʼs Award in Visual and Media Arts.

Art historian, Prof. Dr. Sigrid Schade, is the editor of the new monograph on Vera Frenkel. She has been the head of the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, Zürich, since its founding in 2002.
Still credit: The Blue Train, Vera Frenkel.