Stan Douglas
Inconsolable Memories

20 April – 25 June 25 2006


La primavera la sangre altera…
y Stan Douglas està aquì!

AGYU, Sì!
Inconsolable Memories is the latest in Vancouver artist Stan Douglas’ recombinant narrative projections. Basing his double-projection film on Cuban filmmaker Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s 1968 Memories of Underdevelopment, Douglas updates the original from its Bay of Pigs era to the Mariel expulsions and uses Alea’s flashback structure as the basis of his double projection, mimicking, as well, Alea’s mixing of documentary and fictional footage. The exhibition opens with a public reception on 19 April 2006, from 6 to 9 pm and will continue until 25 June 2006.

Bienvenito en AGYU señor Douglas…
One of the new AGYU galleries will be devoted to the film installation; the other will exhibit Douglas’ large-scale colour photographs of the re-purposed buildings of Havana and surroundings. A catalogue with essays by Sven Lütticken and Philip Monk is available.

Inconsolable Memories is a co-production of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver and the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. The exhibition is presented at AGYU with the generous financial support of Rogers Communications Inc.