Libby Leshgold Gallery

Jeff Derksen delivers a lecture in room 245 in the University’s North Building that will be followed by a reception at READ Books to launch After Euphoria. A collection of Jeff Derksen's writings on art, architecture, and globalism. The selected essays in this book focus on artistic practices and modes of cultural critique that aim their questions, research, and propositions at neoliberalism’s alliance of the economy, affect, and the present.

After Euphoria includes essays on the work of Rem Koolhaas, Brian Jungen, Sam Durant, Andrea Geyer, Jin-me Yoon, Ken Lum, Ron Terada, Stan Douglas, Sabine Bitter/Helmut Weber, and Alfredo Jaar.

Derksen is a writer, poet and critic based in Vancouver and Vienna. His ongoing research investigates the effect of globalization on the production and experience of culture. He is a founding member of the Kootenay School of Writing, Editor of Line magazine and an Associate Professor of English at Simon Fraser University.

The book is co-published by JRP|Ringier (Zurich), Les presses du réel (Paris), and Emily Carr University Press.

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