Presentation House Gallery
The Polygon Gallery
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9

Film screening + Panel Discussion: #artoffline

Thursday, June 16 

Vancity Theatre

1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC  V6B 2E8


“Contemporary art is at a standstill, and partially because of technology”
-Mohammad Salemy

What happens to art in the Internet age? How has the ability to surf endless digital images changed the gallery-going experience? Philosophers, artists and exhibition-makers in this documentary look at whether infinite reproduction liberates art from a volatile art market and an undemocratic exhibition circuit, and question whether the desire for physical objects is really just nostalgic fetishism.

Making and sharing ‘museum selfies’ has become a normal part of experiencing art. As digital technology has completely transformed the experience of art forever; #artoffline provokes viewers to ask, do we lose something if the physical artwork disappears?


Director: Manuel Correa
Year: 2015
Duration: 60 min

Doors & Bar: 6:00 PM
Screening: 7:00 PM sharp

The screening of #artoffline will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Presentation House Gallery Director, Reid Shier.


Manuel Correa, Director of #artoffline
Clint Burnham, art writer and SFU professor
Maria Lantin, Director of Research at Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Mohammad Salemy, art critic and independent curator
Andy Sylvester, Director of Equinox Gallery