We are delighted to announce that we will be bringing Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli to Vancouver to give a public talk. Known for his lavish video works, in particular “Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal’s Caligula,” “Democrazy” and “Greed,” his work is melodramatic, humourous and glamourous all at once. These video works feature a who’s who of Hollywood, from Sharon Stone and Bernard-Henri Levy competing for the presidency of the United States in “Democrazy;” to persuading Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams to stage a fight over perfume in “Greed,” which is also directed by Roman Polanski. In addition, he has been known to finely embroider details onto portraits of celebrities from Lady Gaga to many of the original eighties supermodels. The talk will be this Monday, November 14 from 12:30-2:00 pm at UBC. All are welcome to attend this free, public talk. For more information, please see the AHVA website.