Home » 3 Exhibitions: Harun Farocki in Kingston, Feminist Ephemera in Vancouver, 100 Years of Film in Windsor, Ontario

3 Exhibitions: Harun Farocki in Kingston, Feminist Ephemera in Vancouver, 100 Years of Film in Windsor, Ontario

1. HARUN FAROCKI: one image doesn’t take the place of the previous one

1 November 2008 to 1 February 2009

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston Ontario

Some of you may have seen Farocki’s excellent film installation at last year’s Documenta in Kassel, Germany. Or perhaps when it was shown as part of Re-Enactments at Montreal’s DHC/ART Foundation.


Harun Farocki Deep Play (2007) Image: canadianart.ca

This exhibition brings together six installations by renowned German filmmaker Harun Farocki, several of which are being presented in North America for the first time. Farocki’s filmic montages are presented in the gallery, where documentary visuals are subtly accompanied by spoken commentary.

The work includes Section (Schnittstelle), in which Farocki describes and reflects upon his manner of working at the editing table where image and text, inseparable elements, cross one another.


Harun Farocki – Schnittstelle/Interface (1995) Image: arttorrents.blogspot.com

Also included are Eye/Machine III (2003); Counter Music (2004); Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades (2006) and Dubbing (2006). In addition, the 16mm film Inextinguishable Fire (1969), in which he stakes out the territory of his filmic investigations, will be screened.

Harun Farocki was born in Neutitschein, in German-annexed Czechoslovakia, in 1944. His films have been the subject of retrospectives at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona in 2004, and the Vienna Filmmuseum in 2006. He has participated the Carnegie International (2005) and documenta 12 (2007). Harun Farocki is a media theorist and writer, and was the editor of the influential German film journal Filmkritik from 1974 to 1984. He lives and works in Berlin.

The exhibition Harun Farocki : one image doesn’t take the place of the previous one will be accompanied by a 215-page catalogue. The show is curated by Michèle Thériault, and organized and circulated by the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University.

Click HERE for more info on the exhibition, and HERE for more on Harun Farocki.

2. Persistence: An Archive of Feminist Practices in Vancouver

November 8th – January 31st, 2008

Artspeak, Vancouver

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Poster by Cuban artist José Gómez Fresquet (Frémez), circa 1970. Image: cwluherstory.com

This exhibition of printed material that offers a local perspective on feminist art production from the 1970s to the early 90s has been organized in relation to WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery through January 11, 2009.

WACK! explores the formation, development and impact of feminism in post-war international contemporary art from 1965 to 1980.

Artspeak will exhibit ephemera and texts that span the creative experimentation, political action and critical inquiry of a wide array of feminist artists and arts collectives working in Vancouver. The collection allows for an examination of the dynamic contribution local practices have made to both the feminist project and creative culture at large.

Click HERE for more info on Artspeak, and HERE for the WACK! exhibition.

3. Citizen Dandy

November 7, 2008 – January 4, 2009

Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario.


Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, “The Greatest Movie Ever Made.” Image: independentcritics.com

Toronto gallery owner Michael Klein has organized this screening compiled from segments of the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest movies from the first 100 years of American cinema (1896-1996).

He has edited the segments in the order that they are ranked on the list, beginning with Citizen Kane and ending with Yankee Doodle Dandy.

The twenty minute-long film is presented as both an homage and critique of American cinema.

Click HERE for the Art Gallery of Windsor and more information on the exhibition.

Click HERE for Michael Klein’s gallery.

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