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March 10, 2012


Video and Text from Maraya Artist Talk @ Centre A Gallery

Text from the Maraya Artist Talk held November 26, 2011 at Centre A.
Glen Lowry, Henry Tsang and M. Simon Levin speaking at Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Artist Talk held November 26, 2011

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March 06, 2012


Activating Public Space: the Maraya Project Artists’ Talks.

By Jessa Alston-O'Connor

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November 26, 2011


Public talk with Christos Dikeakos: “How the City Spoke to Us”

By Naomi Horii As part of programming for the Maraya Project, Centre A hosted a public talk by Christos Dikeakos. In this talk, Dikeakos examined “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” (Dikeakos bio, Maraya Website)
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January 31, 2012


Protest and Mirrors: Responses to Maraya by Am Johal and Eugene McCann

Taking in the Maraya project in the gallery space or on the website, a vast number of critical discussions come to mind surrounding any one of these photos and clips. In their talks at Centre A on November 24,2011, Am Johal and Eugene McCann presented on some of the lines of questioning that Maraya had inspired for them. Am Johal is a Vancouver-based writer and community social activist. Eugene McCann is professor in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, focusing his research on urban politics and urban development.

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January 27, 2012


Exhibition at Centre A

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November 08, 2011


Warm feelings: A new Executive Director and an invitation to join the Maraya conversation.

By Naomi Horii Last Friday, on November 4, arts-interested communities of Vancouver welcomed Haema Sivanesan to the Centra A family as the new Executive Director. She is the second executive director since Centre A’s inauguration in 2000, and she is bringing 18 years of experience as a curator, writer, researcher and administrator in the visual arts.