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Workshop: Renée Reizman - Pictorial Postmarks

  • Access Gallery 222 E. Georgia Street Vancouver Canada (map)

Pictorial postmarks connect people to a specific moment in time, like an annual strawberry festival, a hamlet's bicentennial, or a village celebrating its first aircraft in flight. With a self addressed stamped envelope sent to a temporary address, we can form an intimate connection with these moments via a pictorial postmark from a small town we'll never visit, honoring an event we'll never experience.

In this workshop, Renée will lead us in creating our own personal pictorial postmarks. How would you commemorate yourself? With one seal, we will be able to share our deep memories with strangers aching to bond with human achievement.

Renée Reizman is an interdisciplinary curator, artist and writer at the crossroads of curation, social practice, and critical spatial practice. She conducts long-term research to examine cultural aesthetics and their relationship between urbanization, law, and technology. Renée embeds herself in communities to identify object-oriented networks that shape culture and society. She holds an MFA in Critical and Curatorial Studies from University of California, Irvine.