Co-published by Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Burnaby Art Gallery, 2015
Essays by Serge Guilbaut, Joni Low, Pan Wendt and Alexander Muir
Designed by Mark Timmings
160 pages softcover, colour, bilingual. 6.5″ × 9″
Parallel to the exhibition, this publication considers the material traces of a life lived as art, reconfiguring the varied collection of the artist as a sculptural installation. The artist’s visual essay of these materials, accompanied by critical and curatorial essays on his practice, closes with a section on Living Arrangements, intertwining art, life and home.
Throughout Bull’s practice is a re-examination of the notions of distributed authorship, ever more pertinent in the age of information technology. Bull is a multimedia artist and arts leader born in Calgary, now living in Vancouver. A member of the legendary WesternFront Society since 1973, he was also the co-founder and executive director of Centre A (Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art) from 1999–2012, inviting and hosting many international artists at these centres. His works reside in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and numerous private collections.