Talk & Book Fair ✨ Sming Sming Books at Vancouver Art Book Fair

September 28, 2018

Vancouver Art Book Fair
October 18-21, 2018
at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECU)
520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver

Fair Hours:
Thurs, October 18 | 6-8pm (Ticketed Preview)
Fri, October 19 + Sat, October 20 | 11am-7pm
Sun, October 21 | 11am-6pm

"Why Books?"
Vivian Sming
Saturday October 20, 12:00pm
Artist Book Room, Library

Vivian Sming of Sming Sming Books will be presenting a lecture through a series of questions: Who makes art accessible? Are there truly interdisciplinary spaces? Where do we invest our divestments? Is cultural equity possible? Where does discourse lie? Can we create forms of institutional critique that can become the gateway for creating non-institutions? Can we create and support art without relying on the accumulation of wealth or the taking of space? Can we make art that takes up as little space as possible, but emanates, reverberates, and is still felt profoundly throughout the world?

Vivian Sming is a San Francisco Bay Area–based artist and writer. Under her publishing studio Sming Sming Books, her work operates through on publications, programming, and alternative pedagogical formats.