Friday, October 5, 2007

Lance Fung, Monday October 15th, 7:00pm

The Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver is pleased to present a talk by Lance Fung in partnership with The Contemporary Art Gallery & CBC Television
Monday, October 15, 2007, 7pm
Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC

Lance Fung
Artistic Director of Site Santa Fe 2008 +
Public Art Programming for the Beijing Olympics

Lecture topic: "Projects, Collaborations and Considering Canadian Content"

As an independent curator, Fung has created important exhibitions in
North America and abroad: Crossing Parallels, at the Samzie Space in
Seoul, Korea; Going Home, at the Edward Hopper Historical Museum,
Nyack, New York; Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark, at the Venice
Architectural Biennale in 2002; and The Snow Show Preview at UNESCO's
Palazzo Zorzi for the 2003 Venice Biennale. One of his most exciting
projects was The Snow Show exhibition, realized in 2004 in Lapland and
in 2006 in Torino, Italy for The Cultural Olympiad of the XX Olympic
Winter Games. The Snow Show presented the collaborative works of over
30 internationally recognized artists and architects, including Tadao
Ando, Daniel Buren, Norman Foster, Morphosis, Yoko Ono, and Kiki
Smith. Currently, Fung is curating the first international
large-scale exhibition of public installations in Beijing, China in
conjunction with the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

He is visiting Vancouver to cultivate relationships for possible
creative collaboration for the public art projects at the Beijing
Olympics and for possible collaborations for projects related to Site
Santa Fe 2008.
Special thanks to our partners for this evening: CBC Television & The Contemporary Art Gallery.