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Diyan Achjadi Artist Talk

Thursday September 20, 2018, 6pm
Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University of Art + Design 520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2

Join us for an artist talk by Vancouver-based artist Diyan Achjadi, who will present on her public artwork Coming Soon! This is a year-long project taking place throughout Vancouver on the structures that surround construction sites. Each month, a new series of hand-printed posters are installed throughout the city, mirroring the landscapes around new developments. Over the course of the year, the posters will accumulate. As they are vulnerable to the effects of the elements, they will begin to decay and transform. At the heart of this project is an exploration of questions of value, temporality, and labour.

Diyan Achjadi works in drawing, printmaking, and animation. She received a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art (New York) and an MFA from Concordia University (Montreal). She has exhibited internationally and is the recipient of a 2017 artist-initiated public-art commission from the City of Vancouver. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Diyan lives and works in Vancouver, and is an associate professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Coming Soon! was selected as part of the City of Vancouver’s Artist-Initiated Public Art call that invited local artists to propose new works throughout the city, contemplating its defining features, spaces and neighbourhoods.

This event is free and open to everyone.