Urban Screen | Dana Claxton, A Guerilla Seeks a More Trained Lesson

Dana Claxton Urbanscreen

Public Exhibitions

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Friday, May 31, 2019

The Libby Leshgold Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of Dana Claxton’s new video A Guerilla Seeks a More Trained Lesson, commissioned by the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program for Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s urban screen. The screening will commence on Friday, November 30th. A closing reception will be held in spring 2019, date to be announced.

Drawing on the ideas and writing of Antonio Gramsci, Claxton creates a new work that incorporates text, moving images, and special effects. Chance narratives emerge through Claxton’s mining of Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks, where Gramsci’s ideas around culture, politics and education are reworked, recontextualized and reshaped in a seemingly endless loop through Claxton’s use of various cut-up writing techniques.

The urban screen, located on the north-east wall of the Wilson Arts Plaza, is an initiative of the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program in conjunction with the Libby Leshgold Gallery at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Dana Claxton’s A Guerilla Seeks a More Trained Lesson is part of our inaugural program. This program included the work of Barry Doupé and will feature new work by Krista Belle Stewart in the spring of 2019. The screen operates from 8am-9pm daily.

Libby Leshgold Gallery acknowledges that it is located on unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Libby Leshgold Gallery gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Presenting sponsors RBC Wealth Management.

About Dana Claxton