Matthew Buckingham
July 22 — July 29, 2011

The Or Gallery is pleased to welcome New York artist Matthew Buckingham to Vancouver. During his time at the Or Gallery, Buckingham will be producing a new video work to premier at the Or Gallery in an exhibition opening September 9, 2011.

Utilizing photography, film, video, audio, writing and drawing, Buckingham’s work questions the role that social memory plays in contemporary life. His projects create physical and social contexts that encourage viewers to question what is most familiar to them. Recent works have investigated the Indigenous past and present in the Hudson River Valley; the “creative destruction” of the city of St. Louis; and the inception of the first English dictionary. His work has been seen in one-person and group exhibitions at ARC / Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; Camden Arts Centre, London; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Hamburger Bahnhof National Gallery, Berlin; Kunst-Werke, Berlin; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitechapel, London and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He was a 2003 recipient of the DAAD Artist in Berlin Fellowship.

This project is made possible with special support from the BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Innovations program. Additional thanks to Arts Umbrella, Ian Barbour, Erin Boniferro, Stephanie Damgaard, Pete Hagge, Sarah Hoemberg, Jessica Jang, and Josh Olson.

Very special thanks to Ella Arnatt, Ari Bone, Andres Corina, Liron Gertsman, Jiwon Har, Liam Hayden, Laura Joyce, Soojin Kang, Sofia Patterson, Caroline Pillon, Kathryn Seifert, and Sarina Yagihara.

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