Critical Ideas: On Commitment

Artist Talks

On Commitment will provide space for a range of artists involved in PuSh 2020 to reflect on the implications of aesthetic, bodily, and durational commitment across different productions.

How do artists offer particular forms of “commitment” through their work? How do our commitments to witnessing art and performance intersect with political commitment?

The panel features Vancouver cultural workers core to the artistic ecology of the city: dance artist Justine A. Chambers, curator Vanessa Kwan, Program Director of grunt gallery and member of Other Sights for Artist’s Projects, and curator Denise Ryner, Director and Curator of Or Gallery

Critical Ideas is a partnership between PuSh and SFU’s Institute for Performance Studies. Coordinated by IPS Director Peter Dickinson and PuSh Associate Artistic Director Joyce Rosario, the series brings together artists, critics, scholars, and audiences to discuss formal, social, and ideological issues affecting performance practice and reception today.

Panels are free and open to the public. Now entering its 5th year, the 2020 edition of Critical Ideas has been guest-curated by PuSh Scholars-in-Residence Dylan Robinson and Keren Zaiontz.



February 7
90 minutes

10:30AM – 12PM


Free. No registration required.

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