Surrey Art Gallery curator Jordan Strom discusses the why and how of collecting art from our region
Date/Time: Dec 6 2018, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pmSurrey, Surrey Arts Centre | Event calendar
Art by local artists can be repositories for understanding where we live. Artworks from different communities can provide new perspectives on the place, peoples, histories, and possible futures of the immediate surroundings in which a museum or art gallery exists—in addition to more far-flung places and stories. But, how does an collecting institution decide on which artists to collect?
Surrey Art Gallery curator Jordan Strom will discuss the Gallery’s approach to collecting South of Fraser artists and role of the collection in preserving and presenting the work of artists from the past and the present.
There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. Refreshments are provided. This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.
About the Speaker:
Jordan Strom is Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Surrey Art Gallery. In addition to the more than 45 exhibitions that he has organized in Surrey since 2009, Jordan has also curated exhibitions for the Vancouver Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, Presentation House Gallery, and Republic Gallery, among others. Recent exhibitions include Land Songs, Water Songs: Chants de terre, chants d’eau (2018), Flow: From the Movement of People to the Circulation of Information (2018), Ground Signals (2017) co-curated with Roxanne Charles, and Nep Sidhu: Shadows in the Major Seventh (2016). From 2004 to 2008, Jordan was editor of Fillip magazine, an international journal of art writing. In conjunction with his curatorial practice, Jordan is pursuing a PhD on contemporary art at Simon Fraser University.