Coffee Break Monday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.: Curious about what goes into the creation of an art book? Want to try your hand? In conjunction with the Vancouver Art Book Festival, during Art Book Week, join Lois Klassen (Reading the Migration Library) as she walks us through the creation of an art book. Register for this free live online event at bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you. When it’s time for this Federation of BC Writers free event, click on the link and follow the prompts to join the conversation!
Lois Klassen operates Light Factory Publications, an artist book and chapbook publishing service which Klassen has operated on an itinerant basis since the last millennium, when she was an active participant in mail art networks and small press culture.
Klassen is an artist, writer and researcher based in Vancouver, Canada. Known for long-range projects that invite and engage participants in collective actions, her projects address social and political concerns – deliberately facing ethical demand with social, aesthetic and material methods. Klassen's artworks have been hosted by Dunlop Gallery, Santa Fe Art Institute, Plug In ICA Summer Institute, MAWA, The Glenbow Museum, The Western Front, HubM3 (University of Salford), Banff New Media Institute, and more. Lois Klassen was a 2020 Fulbright Scholar (Center for Inter-American Border Studies and the Ruben Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas El Paso). Her PhD dissertation (Cultural Studies, Queen's University, 2018) focused on ethics and participation in art. She earned a Master of Applied Art at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver, Canada) in 2011, and a Diploma of Art History from University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in 2008. Klassen writes on ethics and participatory art practices—a topic she covers for the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards Circle of Experts. Lois Klassen is the founder of Light Factory Publications. Her publishing includes Daisy Quezada Ureña con/with Susana Landeros Moreno, Jonathan Loretto, Marian Naranjo, Oralia Prieto Gomez, Profesor Manuel Robles Flores, Roxanne Swentzell, Beata Tosie-Pena, bosque brotante (2020), Lois Klassen, la editora/editor.
Light Factory Publications, Present Cartographers Series.
Sylvia Arthur, Lois Klassen, Daisy Quezada, Terreno: Borderlands Linguistics (2017), Chapbook, Light Factory Publications, Present Cartographers Series.
Reading the Migration Library (2015, on-going, various contributors).
Lois Klassen, Books on Fire: Documentation of the Renegade Library, exhibition catalogue (1998). Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MB. http://e-artexte.ca/13333/
*This event is subsidized by the Federation of British Columbia Writers. Donations are welcome here to help cover the costs of special events like this one so more can attend. Thank you for connecting with us!