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Reading Group: A History of Resistance with Grace Ndiritu
March 31st, 2018

Join Fillip and nomadic artist and writer Grace Ndiritu on Saturday, March 31, at 2pm for a seminar-style discussion on intersections of hippie counterculture and radical leftist activism. The conversation will begin with a discussion of Simon Sadler’s text “Mandalas or Raised Fists? Hippie Holism, Panther Totality, and Another Modernism” (PDF) which unpacks California’s Bay Area 60s activist scene and the overlaps and distinctions between the Black Panthers and the activism that ermerged around the Whole Earth Catalog, a hippie almanac published by Stewart Brand between 1968 and 1972. The discussion will be punctuated by short silent meditation breaks led by the artist.

In 2012, Ndiritu left London to live in a series of rural, alternative communities, expanding an ongoing body of research into non-rational methodologies, New Age nomadic lifestyles, and shamanism. This research developed into a body of work entitled Healing the Museum which sought to re-activate the “sacredness” of art spaces and restore a meaningful relationship between museums and their audiences. During the seminar, she will discuss her latest project, The Ark: Center For Interdisciplinary Experimentation — a post-internet living research/live art project founded in 2017.

This Reading Group is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Blue Hour, at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, which features the work of Joi T. Arcand, Kapwani Kiwanga, Colin Miner, Grace Ndiritu, and Kara Uzelman. Ndiritu’s participation is generously supported by The British Council.

Grace Ndiritu’s work exists between performance, writing, experimental photography, and painting. Recent solo performances and screenings of her work include those at the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris, the Glasgow School of Art, the Museum Modern of Art, Warsaw, and the 51st Venice Biennale. Ndiritu’s work has also been widely published, including by The Paris Review, Le Journal Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Animal Shelter, Metropolis M, and many others.

Current Fillip Members get priority registration to all events. Members receive all of Fillip’s titles published in the current calendar year, including books released in the ongoing Supplement and Folio Series plus full access to our digital archives for twelve months and priority access to special events! Entrance to this event is free but space is limited and an RSVP is required.

Event History
2019
  1. E.S.P.: BeDevil
  2. Launch: Supplement 5: Mr. Peanut Summit
  3. E.S.P.: Ecologies
  4. Reading Group: Rebecca La Marre in Conversation with Tiziana La Melia
  5. Reading Group: The Culture Game with Patrick Cruz
  6. David Reinfurt: A *New* Program for Graphic Design
  7. E.S.P.: Visible Language Workshop
  8. Means of Production: Value Systems with Sarah Williams
  9. Stagelessness with Groupa o.k.
  10. E.S.P.: Visual Fields
2018
  1. Means of Production: On the Difficult with Jaclyn Bruneau
  2. Means of Production: Living as an Artist with Eli Bornowsky
  3. Means of Production: W.A.G.E. with Andrea Fraser
  4. Kandis WIlliams: Reproduction is Not a Metaphor
  5. Andrea Fraser: Museums, Money and Politics
  6. Means of Production: How to Make a Book with Steidl
  7. Means of Production: Photography as Tool with Winfried Heininger
  8. Listening Group: VWAM
  9. Means of Production: Research with Mercedes Eng
  10. Means of Production: Criticism with Steffanie Ling
  11. Reading Group: A History of Resistance with Grace Ndiritu
  12. Means of Production: Printing with Brick Press
  13. Reading Group: On Kathy Acker
  14. Chris Kraus on Kathy Acker
2017
  1. Reading Group: Nathan Crompton on Utopias
  2. Reading Group: Antonia Pinter
  3. Listening Group: The Red Krayola
  4. Supplement Launch: Berlin
  5. V-Girls: The Question of Manet's Olympia
  6. Hotel Theory Reader: Vancouver Launch
2016
  1. Reading Group: Zanna Gilbert
  2. Mr. Peanut Summit
  3. Reading Group: Grant Arnold
  4. Reading Group: Martine Syms
2015
  1. John C. Welchman: Joseph Kosuth's The Second Investigation in Vancouver
  2. SWARM XVI: Fillip, Punk 'til You Punk
  3. Eternal Network
2014
  1. Fillip Office Open House!
  2. Fillip 19 Launch and Screening
2013
  1. Slide Shows at X Marks the Bökship
  2. Institutions by Arists Launch at Et al.
  3. Intangible Economies at Artists Space
2012
  1. Institutions by Artists
  2. Intangible Economies at Art Berlin Contemporary
  3. Sumi Ink Club
  4. Grouper: Sleep
  5. Robert Ashley Speaking Thru Will Holder
  6. Fillip 16: Berlin Launch
  7. Fillip 16: Toronto Launch
  8. Pa/per View Art Book Fair
  9. It's a Book, It's a Stage, It's a Public Place
  10. Destroy All Monsters Screening
  11. Fillip at ARCO Experts Forum
2011
  1. Intangible Economies
  2. Quiz Night
  3. David Horvitz: Room 129
  4. Recent Publications
  5. Of Times Recent and Distant
  6. Secondary Information: The Persistence and Absence of Criticism
2010
  1. The AAAARG Library
  2. Everything is Dangerous
  3. Fillip 12 Now Available
  4. Unter dem Motto
  5. International Chilliwack Biennial
  6. Motto Storefront: Ooga Booga
  7. Motto Storefront: Working Format
  8. Motto Storefront: Metahaven
  9. Motto Storefront: Oscar Tuazon
  10. Motto Storefront: Andjeas Ejiksson
  11. Motto Storefront: Avalanche Launch and Screening
  12. Motto Storefront: Rob Giampietro
  13. Motto Storefront: Stuart Bailey
  14. Motto Storefront
  15. John C. Welchman on Paul McCarthy’s Pirate Project
  16. David Horvitz Artist Talk
  17. Mark Manders: Window with Fake Newspapers and Traducing Ruddle
  18. Getting Something Into One's Head
2009
  1. Autogestion Book Launch
  2. Fillip Library and Reading Room Launch
  3. Fillip Summer Sale
  4. Corinn Gerber of Passenger Books
  5. Stockholm and Berlin Launches
  6. David Horvitz of ASDF
  7. Montréal Launch and Collaboration
  8. Issue Nine Vancouver Launch
  9. Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism
  10. Fillip Review Panel: February 2009
2008
  1. Vancouver Launch of Two Artist Multiples
  2. The Apartment Inhabits the Fillip Studio
  3. Nick Thurston of Information as Material
  4. Rotterdam Dialogues: The Critics
  5. Fillip Review Panel: October 2008
  6. Stuart Bailey of Dexter Sinister
  7. Next: Documentary Perspectives in Contemporary Art
  8. Paul Chan Screening
  9. Issue Seven Vancouver Launch & Talk
  10. 22nd KIOSK Exhibition in Rennes
2007
  1. Fillip at castillo/corrales, Paris
  2. Fillip at the New York Art Book Fair