Thursday, March 31, 2011
Cafe for Contemporary Art,
140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver
Michael Turner (b. North Vancouver) is an award-winning writer of fiction, criticism and song. His books include Hard Core Logo, The Pornographer’s Poem and 8x10, and his criticism has appeared in the magazines Art Papers, Art On Paper and Modern Painters. He has written catalogue essays on Julia Feyrer, Fred Herzog and Ken Lum and has contributed to the anthologies Intertidal: Vancouver Art & Artists, Vancouver Art & Economies and Ruins In Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties. A frequent collaborator, Turner has written scripts with Stan Douglas, poems with Geoffrey Farmer and a libretto with Andrea Young. As last year's Simon Fraser University Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer-in-Residence, he curated to show, to give, to make it be there: Expanded Literary Practices in Vancouver, 1954-1969 at SFU Gallery (Burnaby). A new curatorial project, focused on local film production, was included in the current We: Vancouver exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. For the past four years he has sat on the board of Presentation House Gallery.