Events > Publication Launch

13 Feb. 2003

Publication launch for Ron Terada's deFILE #1

Ron Terada
7 pm - 9 pm
In this Series

15 Feb. 2003
Artist talk with Ron Terada

On a cold and dreary Saturday afternoon, Vancouver artist Ron Terada presented a lively and humorous slide presentation regarding deFILE #1 and the past projects in which he has engaged. Those attending were treated to complimentary copies of deFILE as well as repeated broadcasts of Terada’s audio compilations from his Soundtrack for an Exhibition series.

Ron Terada lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. His off-site projects and various text and sound works have been exhibited internationally. He is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

Art Metropole and YYZ presented a new publishing initiative at the launch of deFILE Volume 1, Issue 1 edited by Ron Terada.

The Trading Places Issue will see the insertion of Terada’s deFILE advertisement within a host of national and international art magazines in exchange for an ad of their own design in deFILE – a process of trade, which results in the creation of a conversational loop as mediated through the magazine format.

Free copies are available at the launch only with a coupon available from YYZ or Art Metropole(in person only, limit one per person).

$5.00 regular edition
$25.00 special signed edition of 50

Ron Terada lives and works in Vancouver. Recent solo exhibitions include Voight-Kampff (2008), Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; Stay Away From Lonely Places (2006), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; and You Have Left the American Sector (2005), Art Gallery of Windsor. His work has been included in a number of group exhibitions including Tractatus Logico-Catalogicus (2008), VOX Centre de l’image Contemporaine, Montreal; Words Fail Me (2007), Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; The Show Will Be Open When the Show Will Be Closed (2006)Store, London and the Kadist Foundation, Paris; Intertidal (2005), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium; and General Ideas: Rethinking Conceptual Art 1990-2005 (2005), CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco. Terada was a recipient of the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award, Canada Council for the Arts (2006); and the VIVA Award, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation (2004); and was nominated for a Sobey Art Award (2007). Terada is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

In 1979, a group of young artists got together with the intent of exhibiting work which was not being shown by commercial galleries and institutions. YYZ Artists’ Outlet distinguished itself through strong, innovative programming that sought to combine theory and practice and to encourage dialogue between a variety of communities and audiences. YYZ continues to nurture and support contemporary art practices in Toronto and to make a recognized contribution to the Canadian cultural scene.

YYZ supports three areas of programming—visual art, artists’ film and video and writing and publishing on Canadian art and culture. YYZ is committed to paying artists’ fees and providing equipment and support, particularly for our time-based arts programming. In 1992 YYZ produced YYZTV, a program of contemporary film and video for Rogers Cable. YYZ Books was founded in 1988; it is the only publishing house dedicated to Canadian artists and writers. We have since produced fifteen books and fourteen catalogs; including Decalog, a ten-year survey of exhibitions from 1980-1990. In 2001, we began producing the YYZine, a new publication that combines promotion, information, critical writing and artist projects mailed out six times per year to our membership of 600 individual and organizations around the world. Our move in 1997 to 401 Richmond Street West saw an exponential increase in attendance, and we built an exciting new facility thanks to a donation of contracting and architectural services. In 2002, we expanded the two galleries and created a new window exhibition space with a generous donation from Margie Zeidler and funds from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. These are just some of the many changes we have made recently, as we continue to improve our services.


2: A table of deFILE.
3: Sandy Plotnikoff peruses an issue of deFILE.
4: Wayne Baerwaldt and Ron Terada give flack to the camera.
5: Germaine Koh and a momentary pause amongst the fray.
6: The deFILE launch crowd.
7: Jordan mixing up the deFILEd martinis.

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