Public Talk: Christos Dikeakos - Vancouver, speculations on False Creek

Centre A is please to present: Christos Dikeakos - Public Talk Vancouver, speculations on False Creek Free admission Over the past 50 years, Christos Dikeakos has focused his attention on the changing landscape surrounding the False Creek inlet which cuts into the eastside of Vancouver. Dikeakos has, over time, systematically documented the site to produce an important body of artwork utilizing color photography and sandblasted text on glass to investigate, archive, and map the ‘recuperation’ of False Creek and Vancouver. In his artwork, the urban reality of False Creek has been indexed as a critique of urban expansionism – from post–colonial times to its present architectural typography. In this talk, Dikeakos will examine the historical mirroring of land speculation and the building and rebuilding of the city in what he calls “a systemic 'Frontier-ism' of economic behavior.” Christos Dikeakos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1946, and moved to Vancouver at age ten, and where he continues to live and work. Dikeakos studied fine art at the University of British Columbia, and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions since 1969 in Canada, the U.S.A., Europe and Australia. His work is represented in the Public collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Vancouver Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, MOCCA Toronto, the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery at UBC, Surrey Art Gallery, Canada Council Art Bank, and the Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens. Dikeakos is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery.

2011-11-09 19:00 to 21:00

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Centre A
2 West Hastings Street
V6B1G6 Vancouver, BC