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Curator Talk – Nancy Tousley
Friday, June 30, 6pm

Join guest curator Nancy Tousley as she discusses the research undertaken with Peter White to produce the exhibition Levine Flexhaug, ‘A Sublime Vernacular: The Landscape Paintings’.

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Curator Talk with Nancy Tousley


Join artist Derya Akay, Hayat Shabo and her daughter Carmen Aldakhlallah of Tayybeh as they explore Syrian cuisine

RSVP your ticket here: https://www.picatic.com/event14912617773169

Please note tickets are very limited.

Hayat Shabo, a chef originating from Damascus, and her daughter Carmen Aldakhlallah will discuss traditional Syrian dishes while demonstrating how to prepare kibbeh, minced meat, onion and bulgur balls.

All participants are welcome to try their hand at making kibbeh under Hayat’s guidance. Over the afternoon there will be opportunities to taste a range of Syrian recipes and share stories about food traditions.

This event is presented in collaboration with Tayybeh, a nascent organisation that aims to support Syrian women in Vancouver by organising community-based dining experiences. By showcasing beautiful and authentic dishes from their hometowns in Syria, the women of Tayybeh have access to an income and financial independence. Working together, they build connections with other women and interact with the communities they live in. All while doing something they love: cooking.

The word “tayybeh” in Arabic is the feminine construction that means “kind”, and in the colloquial Levantine dialect means “delicious.”

The Contemporary Art Gallery welcomes Vancouver-based artist Derya Akay as the CAG Burrard Marina Field House resident this spring. Expanding on recent projects, Akay is collaborating with women elders from a range of cultural backgrounds to explore and share local and diasporic culinary traditions through a series of workshops and meals. This convivial partaking of food is a gateway to oral history, which Akay understands as both storytelling and the sensations and memories summoned through communal eating.

About the Burrard Marina Field House
Throughout 2017 CAG is hosting a series of artists-in-residence, each working toward participatory projects to be realised throughout 2017–2019. The Field House Studio is an off-site artist residency space and community hub organised by CAG. This program moves beyond conventional exhibition making, echoing the founding origins of the gallery where artists were offered support toward the production of new work while reaching out to communities and offering new ways for individuals to encounter, participate and connect with art and artists.

The Field House Studio Residency Program is generously supported by Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver, along with many private and individual donors. Please visit our website for a full list of supporters. For further details about the program, all forthcoming residencies and associated events visit our website at www.contemporaryartgallery.ca and the Field House blog at www.burrardmarinafieldhouse.blog

For 2016–2019 we acknowledge the generous support of the Field House Studio Residency Program by the Vancouver Foundation

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Derya Akay and Tayybeh explore Syrian cuisine


Curator tour
Saturday, April 22, 3pm
Join us for a guided tour of the exhibition Song of the Open Road.

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Curatorial tour with Kimberly Phillips


Curator’s Talk: Sally Tallant
Wednesday, April 12, 5:30pm

The Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to partner with the Vancouver Art Gallery to present a talk by Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial, UK, as she visits Vancouver on the occasion of the exhibition Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures (December 3, 2016 to April 17, 2017). Please join us at CAG for Tallant’s presentation on her current work, followed by questions and a small reception.

Sally Tallant is the Director of Liverpool Biennial, UK. Developing an interdisciplinary approach, Tallant has delivered large-scale exhibitions and commissioned ambitious music and performance programmes, including a new work by Michael Nyman in 2014.

Previously Tallant was Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London where she was responsible for the development and delivery of an integrated programme of Exhibitions, Architecture, Education and Public Programmes. She has curated exhibitions in a wide range of contexts including the Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Hospitals, Schools as well as public commissions. Additionally, her curated performances, sound events, film programmes and conferences include initiating the Park Nights series in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions and co-curating the Serpentine Gallery Marathon series with Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Liverpool Biennial is the UK biennial of contemporary art. It takes place across the city of Liverpool in public places, unused buildings and galleries. The Biennial is underpinned by a programme of research, education, residencies and commissions. Founded in 1998, Liverpool Biennial has commissioned 305 new artworks and presented work by over 450 artists from around the world.

Liverpool Biennial 2018 takes place from 14 July – 28 October.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia

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Curator Talk - Sally Tallant


We invite you to a special evening with renowned photographer Vikky Alexander

Meet at CAG at 6pm, drinks at 7pm at Opus Bar in Yaletown

Join us for an exclusive evening with artist Vikky Alexander. Alexander is one of Vancouver’s most acclaimed artists, often considered in association with the “Pictures Generation” and photo-conceptualism, she is best known for her large-scale photo mural installations and multimedia works that combine photography with sculptural objects.

Alexander will discuss Model Suite (Sliding Door) 2005/2017, a large-scale mural at CAG’s off-site Yaletown-Roundhouse Station site as part of the exhibition Song of the Open Road in partnership with Capture Photography Festival. Young Patrons are invited to a complimentary round of cocktails following the talk at the Opus Bar. Opus will be creating two custom cocktails inspired by Alexander.

We will be meeting at 6pm at the CAG and will walk collectively to the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada Line.

Sign up as a Young Patron today and begin your membership with the chance to meet Vikky personally over complimentary drinks at the Opus Bar after the talk.

In becoming part of the CAG Young Patrons community, you are joining a network of art-minded young professionals, artists and other creatives. Attend behind-the-scenes art gatherings that are both social and educational (drink and learn about contemporary art), from studio visits, to collections tours and more, as well as exciting events with our dynamic community partners. New members will also receive a limited edition publication and artist edition. If you are interested in learning more about the Young Patrons, please email h.wong@contemporaryartgallery.ca.

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Happy Hour | Vikky Alexander


Derya Akay – The Chosen Food: Mantι, Börek, Baklava – Shabbat Dinner & Fresh Challah
Sunday, April 2, 5-8pm
The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC
6184 Ash Street, Second Floor, Vancouver

$40
Purchase tickets here

CAG and The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC are pleased to present The Chosen Food: Mantι, Börek, Baklava – Shabbat Dinner & Fresh Challah. This is the second event in the series Mantι, Börek, Baklava by Vancouver-based artist Derya Akay, the current CAG Burrard Marina Field House resident this spring. Akay will prepare a dinner informed by the family recipes of Jewish community members Sara Ciacci, Leonor Etkin, Claire Hammer, and Debbie Kafka. Several of these women will be present to share the history, memory and symbolism associated with the dishes served.

Expanding on recent projects, Akay is collaborating with women elders from a range of cultural backgrounds to explore and share local and diasporic culinary traditions through a series of workshops and meals. This convivial partaking of food is a gateway to oral history, which Akay understands as both storytelling and the sensations and memories summoned through communal eating.

This event is also the first evening in The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC supper club series, The Chosen Food. Each event in this series will showcase a regional style of Jewish cuisine. Read more here: www.jewishmuseum.ca/program/the-chosen-food/

 

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Derya Akay - The Chosen Food: Mantι, Börek, Baklava - Shabbat Dinner & Fresh Challah


Greg Staats
Sunday, April 2, 2pm
Staats will discuss his multidisciplinary practice and the works on display for ‘Song of the Open Road’.

Toronto-based artist Greg Staats, Kanien’kehá:ka (b. Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory) works combine language, mnemonics and the natural world as an ongoing process of conceptualizing a Haudenosaunee restorative aesthetic to define the multiplicity of relationships with trauma and renewal. For ‘Song of the Open Road’ Staats’ installation ‘untitled (objects of reciprocal thinking)’ (2014) brings together images and objects from personal and community archives that offer intellectual and aesthetic interpretation of body and ceremony.

‘Song of the Open Road’
Vikky Alexander, Robert Arndt, Gerard Byrne, Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, Kelly Jazvac, Kelly Lycan, Niamh O’Malley, Dawit L. Petros, Greg Staats and Lisa Tan
April 1 to June 18, 2017
Public opening: Saturday, April 1, 4-6pm, all welcome!
Contemporary Art Gallery and off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada Line.

Presented in partnership with Capture Photography Festival, 2017

Taking its title from a poem by Walt Whitman, the Contemporary Art Gallery presents a group exhibition as the central feature of this year’s Capture Photography Festival.

Bringing together ten artists from Canada, Eritrea, Ireland, Sweden and USA, the exhibition presents an expanded field of photographic practice encompassing still, documentary traditions through to digital technologies and moving image, which through black-and-white silver gelatin prints, digital printouts from Internet searches and found archive materials, collectively examine notions of what you see is most definitely not what you get.

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Artist Talk - Greg Staats


As part of Canadian Art Magazines Gallery Day Vancouver Editor-in-Chief David Balzer discusses the work of Turkish Canadian artist Erdem Tasdelen and his current CAG exhibitions Wild Child and The Quantified Self Poems.

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Canadian Art Magazine Editor-in-Chief David Balzer talks on Erdem Tasdelen


Cooking with Maria Dyulgerova & her granddaughter Biliana Velkova

Burrard Marina Field House, 1655 Whyte Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada

We invite participants to join in the preparation and enjoyment of the food while sharing stories and conversation.

Tickets are free can be reserved here.
Limited tickets are available, a wait list will be available.

The Contemporary Art Gallery welcomes Vancouver-based artist Derya Akay as the CAG Burrard Marina Field House resident this spring. Expanding on recent projects, Akay is collaborating with women elders from a range of cultural backgrounds to explore and share local and diasporic culinary traditions through a series of workshops and meals. This convivial partaking of food is a gateway to oral history, which Akay understands as both storytelling and the sensations and memories summoned through communal eating.

About the Burrard Marina Field House
Throughout 2017 CAG is hosting a series of artists-in-residence, each working toward participatory projects to be realized throughout 2017–2019. The Field House Studio is an off-site artist residency space and community hub organized by CAG. This program moves beyond conventional exhibition making, echoing the founding origins of the gallery where artists were offered support toward the production of new work while reaching out to communities and offering new ways for individuals to encounter, participate and connect with art and artists.

The Field House Studio Residency Program is generously supported by Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver, along with many private and individual donors. Please visit our website for a full list of supporters. For further details about the program, all forthcoming residencies and associated events visit our website at www.contemporaryartgallery.ca and the Field House blog at www.burrardmarinafieldhouse.blog

For 2016–2019 we acknowledge the generous support of the Field House Studio Residency Program by the Vancouver Foundation.

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Derya Akay, cooking with Maria Dyulgerova & her granddaughter Biliana Velkova


What’s At Stake? Intertextual Indigenous Knowledges

Saturday, February 4, 12-5PM
World Art Centre, SFU, 149 West Hastings, Vancouver

What’s At Stake? Intertextual Indigenous Knowledges is an afternoon of talks, panels and a spoken word performance that examines knowledge, power, authority, and sovereignty in the construction of artistic practices. Following on Intertextual: Art in Dialogue, a roving reading group that was held at participating galleries over the last year, this program is meant to function less like a syllabus and more like a web of ideas. Intertextual aims to examine/critique and create/support a community based in text, recognizing the process of selection and concomitant erasure that occurs in any process of representation.

Taking the critical historiography of Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A Changing History of Ideas (UBC Press, 2013) as a point of provocation, this event belongs to an intertextual discussion of artistic practice and the role of art institutions (from artist-run centres to public gallery models) in Vancouver. This series has been produced with the participation of SFU Galleries, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Contemporary Art Gallery, grunt gallery, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Presentation House Gallery, UBC Press, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Western Front.

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What's At Stake? Intertextual Indigenous Knowledges


Happy Hour:
Collaborative Poetry reading with Daniel Zomparelli and Dina Del Bucchia
Thursday, February 16, 7pm

In response to Erdem Taşdelen’s ‘The Quantified Self Poems’, poet Daniel Zomparelli will speak about his work with Taşdelen and the central role collaboration plays in his creative practice. Zomparelli and frequent collaborator Dina Del Bucchia will follow with a reading from recent work.
Zomparelli is editor-in-chief of Poetry is Dead magazine, co-podcaster of Can’t Lit and co-editor of After You, a collaborative poetry project. His first book of poems Davie Street Translations and Rom Com a collaborative book with Dina Del Bucchia are published by Talonbooks. His first collection of short stories Everything is Awful and You’re a Terrible Person will be published by Arsenal Pulp Press in Spring 2017.

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Happy Hour: Collaborative Poetry reading with Daniel Zomparelli and Dina Del Bucchia


Erdem Taşdelen
Thursday, January 19, 6.30pm
Taşdelen will discuss his multidisciplinary practice involving video, installation, sculpture, drawing and artist books along with recent works on view at CAG.

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents two new works by
Toronto-based Turkish artist Erdem Taşdelen. Commissioned by
CAG in partnership with Cineworks, ‘Wild Child’ is an ambitious
two-part video installation which takes as its starting point, An
Historical Account of the Discovery and Education of a Savage
Man by Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, a physician who decided to care
for a feral boy found in Aveyron, France in 1798. Convinced that he
could “civilize” the boy by teaching him language, Itard was left
frustrated in his attempts to make the boy transcend his so-called
savagery when he proved incapable of learning to speak.

Presented in our windows is ‘The Quantified Self Poems’, a new series of twelve screen prints. Over a period of three months in the summer of 2016, Taşdelen reported his moods approximately three times a day on “Emotion Sense”, a self-improvement smartphone app developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK. As he answered a series of questions the artist’s feelings were numerically encoded as data, effectively quantifying the unquantifiable. Working with programmer Ali Bilgin Arslan, Taşdelen developed an algorithm that translated this information into words drawn from a unique dictionary created by Vancouver-based poet Daniel Zomparelli. Unusual sentences emerge from which we attempt to make some kind of sense.

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Artist talk - Erdem Tasdelen


On the last Saturday of each month, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art-making activities that respond to our current exhibitions.

Saturday, May 27, 12-3pm
Through the Window
Inspired by the work of Niamh O’Malley’s Glass House, take photographs through a variety of textured windows to create different light, colour and texture effects.

We acknowledge the generous support of the Peter Szeto Investment Group for our Family Day program.

Presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays. For more details visit: www.artstarts.com/weekend

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Family Art Day | Through the Window


The Big Draw – Keg de Souza
Saturday, October 1, 12-3pm
*Off-site: 544 Main Street – entrance on Keefer Street

Australian artist Keg de Souza will be working from a temporary studio in Chinatown as part of the final phase of her eighteen month residency in Vancouver. Developing on from a series of public participatory events examining food culture as a metaphor for urban displacement, for ‘The Big Draw’ the artist will conduct an exploratory food mapping project of the Strathcona neighbourhood by inviting people to become urban cartographers and contribute to a large-scale collaborative map considering local shops, restaurants, urban farms and our interconnected relationships/experiences to them.

Presented as part of ‘The Big Draw’, the world’s largest drawing festival and Culture Days, a Canada-wide celebration that raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

For more information and workshop times visit: www.drawvancouver.com

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CAG & The Big Draw - Keg de Souza


The Big Draw
Saturday October, 1, 12–3pm
Free, drop-in activities
At CAG, 555 Nelson Street

As our contribution to this city-wide festival, CAG will present Walking a Line, a series of collaborative drawing experiences for all ages are created by students as part of Community, Collaboration and Pedagogy, a studio course with Emily Carr University of Art and Design hosted by CAG.

Story-gami Workshop
Jamie Chen, Madison Mayhew, Mary Seto, John Song and Patrick Takata

Create a drawing inspired by a story on a colourful sheet of paper. Learn how to fold your story into an origami link that will be joined with others to make one long continuous chain of different cultural stories.

Blind Drawing Workshop
Claudia Adiwijaya, Lexi Hilderman, Kayla Heald, Karen Nguyen and Nushin Yazdani

“Can you draw? No? Perfect, this workshop is for you! In this workshop you will have fun creating drawings without looking at them. These drawings will inspire you to share thoughts, questions and ideas that emerge while drawing.

Connect the Dots Walk
Mariah Brusatore, Michael King, Mo Qutob and Justine Zimmerman

This special guide will lead you on a drawing inspired walk from the CAG to ArtStarts while providing interesting social and historical information about the area. Activities in the booklet include texture rubbings, eye spy, tracing and observational drawing.

Drawing on the City Walk
Andrea Landivar Einstoss, Hana Kujawa and Emma Plested

With sidewalk chalk attached to sticks, we will be creating drawings that use the city as a canvas. As we walk we will create a pathway of colourful lines, stopping to create drawings based on things we see along the way.

Presented as part of The Big Draw, the world’s largest drawing festival and Culture Days, a Canada-wide celebration that raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

For more information and workshop times visit: www.drawvancouver.com

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CAG & The Big Draw - Walking a Line


Artist talk and project launch with Keg de Souza
Wednesday September 28, 7pm
544 Main Street, Vancouver

We welcome back to Vancouver Australian artist Keg de Souza, on her final visit to the city, de Souza presents an artist talk and a public project exploring food culture as a metaphor for urban displacement. De Souza will discuss her recent projects including the Redfern School of Displacement, presented as part of the 20th Biennale of Sydney. This project reflected on the ongoing activism, debate, speculation and political rhetoric concerning displacement and gentrification in Sydney.

Throughout October, de Souza will operate from a temporary space in the former Park Lock Dim Sum/Seafood Restaurant on the second floor of 544 Main Street in Chinatown. From this location she will initiate a food mapping installation developed via a series of public events, workshops and discussions centered on this disused space, the last original building standing on the corner of Main and Keefer.

Participants are invited to contribute items that represent the changing urban fabric of the Chinatown/DTES area through its food culture. Each participant’s items will be vacuum bagged and used to create a tile in the construction of a temporary structure within the Chinatown space. The numerous vacuum bags will create a patchwork surface that represents various community members, and their insights into local food culture and gentrification. Items could range from: menus from new upmarket establishments; packaging from iconic restaurants of the area, soup kitchen fliers, info on urban farming or even something grown from an urban farm.

De Souza’s practice investigates the politics of space, emphasizing participation and reciprocity to create site and situation-specific projects. De Souza aims to cultivate local knowledge regarding the displacement of low income, indigenous and immigrant communities in collaboration with residents and the community, creating a platform for conversation and debate.

The project in Vancouver is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and Left of Main.

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Off-site: Artist Talk - Keg de Souza


Free screening at The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St. Vancouver.

The 7pm screening is now booked out. Due to high demand a 2nd screening has been added at 9pm on the same night (Tuesday, September 27), tickets will ONLY be available at the door, on a first come, first served basis at the Cinematheque box office from 6.30pm onwards.

ART21, The Cinematheque and Contemporary Art Gallery partner to premiere ART21’s new season, Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century includes a one hour film on four, Vancouver based, celebrated Canadian artists: Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, Liz Magor and Jeff Wall.

“In small and tightly-knit Vancouver, artists reframe the world through a series of sophisticated illusions. By recreating historical moments, staging photos of vernacular scenes, and crafting intricate sculptures that trick the eye, artists reveal how everyday images and moments from the past are not always what they seem. Liz Magor (b.1948, Winnipeg, MB, Canada) makes uncannily realistic casts of humble objects—gloves, cardboard boxes, cigarettes—that speak to mortality and local histories. Through complex video installations, photos, theatrical productions, and virtual reality simulations,Stan Douglas (b.1960, Vancouver, BC, Canada) reenacts historical moments of tension that connect the history of Vancouver to broader social movements of struggle and utopian aspiration. Brian Jungen (b.1970, Fort St. John, BC, Canada) draws from his family’s ranching and hunting background, as well as his Dane-zaa heritage, when disassembling and recombining consumer goods into whimsical sculptures. Attentive to the accidental encounters that can inspire an image, photographer Jeff Wall (b.1946, Vancouver, BC, Canada) recreates flashes of inspiration by building sets and repeatedly photographing gestures until they coalesce into a picture that’s printed on a grand scale.” (ART21)

ART21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, ART21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists. Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres fall 2016 on PBS with stories on artists who live and work in four North American cities: Chicago, Los Angeles,Mexico City, and Vancouver. For more information on ART21’s films and educational programs:art21.org

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'ART21: Art in the Twenty-First Century' Canadian Theatrical Premiere


Artist Talk: Isabel Nolan

Tuesday, July 26, 7pm

Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Room 301, South Building,
1399 Johnson Street, Granville Island

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Artist Talk | Isabel Nolan


Intertextual: Art in Dialogue
Dylan AT Miner: Indigenous Aesthetics: Art, Activism and Autonomy
Grunt Gallery, #116–350 E 2nd Ave, Vancouver
Wednesday, August 3, 7pm

Join Dylan AT Miner a Wiisaakodewinini (Métis) artist, activist and scholar for a discussion of from his book, Indigenous Aesthetics: Art, Activism and Autonomy to be published in 2017.
This talk is presented as part of Intertextual; Art in Dialogue, a roving reading group that aims to examine/critique and create/ support a community based in text. In addition to the CAG
participating organizations include UBC Press, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, grunt gallery, SFU Galleries, Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Western Front, Presentation
House Gallery, Access Gallery, Or Gallery, Charles H Scott, 221A Gallery, Bill Reid Gallery and VIVO Media Arts Centre. For more information about Intertextual: Art in Dialogue, please visit www.facebook.com/intertextualartindialogue

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Intertextual: Art in Dialogue


Tuesday, August 16, 6:00-8:00 pm: Young Patron members | Happy Hour with artist Skawennati

Join us for a special evening with Montreal based, Kanien’keha:ka artist Skawennati. She will discuss the ongoing project with CAG, her ‘machinima’ workshops that use new technologies, virtual environments and video games to empower Indigenous youth to tell stories in a new way. Delicious sweets generously provided by Cartems Donuterie and Say Hello Sweets. Happy hour cocktails by Jameson Irish Whiskey. All welcome!

About CAG Young Patrons

The CAG Young Patrons program engages individuals aged 19-45 who are interested in developing a dynamic cultural scene with influencers, tastemakers and patrons of the arts. Connecting young professionals, artists and creative individuals, Young Patrons is an entry point into engagement in the Vancouver arts community through social and educational events, from artist studio visits, to curatorial tours of our exhibitions, to artist run workshops and discounts on our publications and editions.

Join us as a Young Patron member, be part of an upcoming series of artist-centered events; combining educational, social and accessible ways to learn about contemporary art. Young Patron members will be able to directly engage with local and international artists, build networking opportunities and enjoy benefits from our community partners including: SAD Mag, Cartems Donuterie and Jameson Irish Whiskey.

UPCOMING YOUNG PATRON EVENTS:

 

Tuesday, September 6, 6:00-7:30pm: Artist Talk with Rebecca Chaperon

CAG Young Patrons and Vancouver Art Gallery Young Associates collaborate on a Q&A with Art Rental & Sales featured Artist Rebecca Chaperon. Join us to connect and engage with work by emerging local artists over wine and charcuterie. Following the event, you can skip the line for to view Vancouver Art Gallery’s current exhibitions.  Refreshments and snacks served.

Thursday, October 6, 6:00-8:pm: Happy Hour: Behind-the-scenes tour by Assistant Curator Jas Lally

Join us for an in-depth, behind-the-scenes, final look at The weakened eye of day an exhibition by Irish artist, Isabel Nolan. Refreshments and snacks served: donuts generously provided by Cartems Donuterie and cocktails by Jameson Irish Whiskey.

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Happy Hour with artist Skawennati


In Conversation: Amaara Raheem with Kimberly Phillips
Performance by the artist
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7pm
Burrard Marina Field House Studio, 1655 Whyte Ave

Amaara Raheem is Twenty-Three Days at Sea’s fourth artist-in-residence. A Sri Lankan born dance artist, based between Melbourne, Australia, and London, UK, Raheem’s practice places her own body in fluid states to investigate the aesthetics and ethics of mobility. Raheem departed for Shanghai on the MV Hanjin Geneva on April 19, and upon her return from Asia in May, CAG will host her at the Burrard Marina Field House to process the experience and produce work.

At this event, held at the CAG Burrard Marina Field House, Raheem and Access Director/Curator Kimberly Phillips will converse about the role of anticipation and imagination in her preparations for the residency voyage, Raheem will also perform a new work in response to her time at sea.

Amaara Raheem is a Sri Lankan born, Melbourne and London based dance artist. Her practice investigates the ethics and aesthetics of mobility, placing language, objects and movement in parallel, in order to embody flux. She is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture and Design and RMIT Melbourne.

Twenty-Three Days at Sea: A Travelling Artist Residency is an Access Gallery initiative, produced in partnership with the Burrard Arts Foundation and Contemporary Art Gallery.

Partial sponsorship of the sea voyages is graciously offered by Reederei NSB, assistance in Asia by China Residencies and Art Contraste, and at the Port of Vancouver by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

More information at accessgallery.ca

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In Conversation - Amaara Raheem with Kimberly Phillips - with performance by the artist


Claudia Beck on Jochen Lempert
Saturday, June 11, 3pm

Claudia Beck is an art collector and writer who lives and works in Vancouver. She will lead a personal response to the work of Jochen Lempert.

From 1976 to 1982, Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft ran NOVA Gallery focusing on photography by artists including: Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Walker Evans, Ian Wallace and N.E. Thing Co. They were the first gallery to exhibit the work of Jeff Wall and are considered pioneers among commercial photography galleries. Beck and Gruft have since donated a large portion of their photography collection to the Vancouver Art Gallery, which was featured in the exhibition Real Pictures in 2005. Beck curated the exhibition of work by Christopher Williams at CAG as well as serving as a Board member and was also a trustee of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Previously she served for four years as Head of the Acquisitions Committee of The Getty Museum Photo Council in Los Angeles.

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Claudia Beck on Jochen Lempert


Artist talk – Jochen Lempert.

CAG presents the first major museum exhibition in Canada devoted to the well-respected German photographer Jochen Lempert. Trained as a biologist, Lempert photographs plants, animals and other natural phenomena with both scientific acumen and a poetic appreciation of natural beauty. His approach is scientific as well as humorous. Always working in black and white, his work engages with a diverse range of subjects and genres, ranging from everyday views to abstracted details.

Jochen Lempert lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. Selected recent solo exhibitions include Cincinnati Art Museum (2015–2016); Between Bridges, Berlin, Germany (2015); Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Germany (2014); Hamburger Kunsthalle; Lulu, Mexico City (2013); Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; Rochester Art Center, Rochester (2012); Museum Ludwig, Cologne; ProjecteSD, Barcelona; Art 3 art contemporain, Valence, France; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis (2010); Domaine de Kerguéhennec Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France; Culturgest, Lisbon (2009); Sprengel Museum Hannover (2008); Kunstverein Ulm (with Jürgen Stollhans), Germany (2007); Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2006); Museum for Contemporary Art, Siegen, Germany; amongst many others. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Fotomuseum Antwerp, Belgium; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Travesía Cuatro, Madrid (2015); Fondation D’Enterprise Ricard, Paris; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna (2014); Gallery Marian Goodman, Paris; Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York; Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (2013); FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France; Heidelberger Kunstverein; Paris Triennial (2012); Kunstmuseum aan zee, Ostende, Belgium (2011); Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz (2010). Lempert’s work is held in many public collections including, Fundació „La Caixa“, Barcelona, Spain; FRAC Bretagne, Rennes; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; Les Abbatoirs – Musée d’art modern et contemporain and Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse; Museum Ludwig Köln; Museum Folkwang Essen; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany. He was awarded the Edwin-Scharff Preis der Stadt Hamburg in 2006 and shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014. Lempert is represented by BQ, Berlin and ProjecteSD, Barcelona.

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Artist talk - Jochen Lempert


Assistant Curator, Jas Lally 0ffers an evening behind the scenes guided tour of the current exhibition, ‘Song of the Open Road’.

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Jas Lally | Curatorial behind the scenes tour


Last Sunday of every month with Jocelyn Statia
May 28, 3pm
Join CAG Visitor Coordinator, Jocelyn Statia for a tour of the current exhibitions.

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Jocelyn Statia | Sunday afternoon tour of the exhibitions


Nigel Prince
Saturday, June 17, 3pm
Join CAG Director, Nigel Prince for a guided tour of the exhibition Song of the Open Road on its closing weekend.

Taking its title from a poem by Walt Whitman, the Contemporary Art Gallery presents a group exhibition as the central feature of this year’s Capture Photography Festival.

Bringing together ten artists from Canada, Eritrea, Ireland, Sweden and USA, the exhibition presents an expanded field of photographic practice encompassing still, documentary traditions through to digital technologies and moving image, which through black-and-white silver gelatin prints, digital printouts from Internet searches and found archive materials, collectively examine notions of what you see is most definitely not what you get.

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Curatorial tour with Nigel Prince


Kay Slater
Sunday, May 7, 3pm
Join artist Kay Slater for a guided tour of the exhibitions in French.

 

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Kay Slater | Tour in French


Screening event presented by Patrick Staff and Robin Simpson
Presented by CAG in partnership with Cineworks.

Friday, February 12, 7pm
Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Works screened include: Mirha Soleil-Ross’ Gender Troublemakers (1993), Xanthra Mackay’s Rupert Remembers (2000), James Diamond’s The Man from Venus (1999), Mike Hoolboom’s Frank’s Cock (1993) and Gwendolyn and Co.’s Prowling by Night (1990).

‘Missives’, is a new free broadsheet publication and an associated film screening event co-programmed by Staff with Canadian curator and writer Robin Simpson. Continuing the format of Staff’s recent screening-performances Dreams of Travel (2014) and Uniform Smoke (2015), this expanded public programming brings together a number of voices that generate resonances with the politics and interpersonal relationships that constitute the project, rather than describing or fixing the meaning of the work. Grounded within a Canadian context, it seeks to forge a connection among Trans/Queer contexts, production, dialogues and communities.

The broadsheet contains specially commissioned texts by Juliet Jacques, Staff and Simpson and will be distributed city wide as well as in Toronto via defunct Xtra newspaper boxes.

Alongside this, the screening event at Cineworks Annex (February 12 from 7pm), invokes a provisional social space, cinema and theatrical set where a temporary community may gather, through which a selection of film and video works explore first person narratives, interview, account and witness in queer Canadian moving image production, and reflect upon our viewing of it in a contemporary context. Presenting older works framed through their practice the evening engages an intergenerational conversation and includes: Mirha Soleil-Ross’ Gender Troublemakers (1993), Xanthra Mackay’s Rupert Remembers (2000), James Diamond’s The Man from Venus (1999), Mike Hoolboom’s Frank’s Cock (1993) and Gwendolyn and Co.’s Prowling by Night (1990).

The MISSIVES broadsheet and screening event are generously supported by the British Council.

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Screening | Missives


Reverb – readings
Sunday, November 22, 2-5pm

Readers at this REVERB are: Adèle Barclay, Vi Levitt, Hiromi Goto, Lucas Crawford and Kay Ho

In conjunction with ‘For a New Accessibility’ (November 20-22, 2015) a convergence of artists and activists meeting around the theme of organizing for accessibility and mutual aid produced in partnership with Gallery Gachet and artist Carmen Papalia.

REVERB is an anti-oppressive, quarterly reading series for queer writers on unceded Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh land. All our writers self-identify on a spectrum of queerness that centres trans* and femme experiences. All of our events are held in physically and financially accessible spaces, and with every event, we make at least one change to ensure that REVERB becomes more and more accessible. We promise to do all we can to create a safer space — bring your suggestions! Check your assumptions at the door; REVERB is a body-positive, anti-racist, anti-sexist, and hella queer- and trans-positive event. http://reverbqueerreadingseries.weebly.com/

Accessibility information:

Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street

front door: 33 3/4 inch width
no steps at entrance.
washroom door: 33 3/4 inch width
toilet: 11 inch clearance on left side
the washroom has a handrail
washroom is all genders

Full audit available at this link: Accessibility Audit for CAG
ASL interpretation will be provided.

In order to create a space where folks with multiple chemical sensitivities can participate at all of our venues, please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products (including essential oils) and smoke far away from the entrances to the spaces. To request a For info on how to support folks with multiple chemical sensitivities, visit: http://www.peggymunson.com/mcs/fragrancefree.html

Childcare will be offered. Please let us know in your FANA registration what your childcare needs are.

LINKS:

http://gachet.org/event/for-a-new-accessibility/

Full Schedule: http://gachet.org/fana-2015-schedule/
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Accessibility information
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***Locations***

Gallery Gachet
88 E Cordova

front door: 5 feet width
front door step: 6 inch height
ramp: 34 inch width

washroom door: 33 inch width
toilet: 10 inch clearance on left side
14 inch clearance in front to sink
the washroom has a handrail
washroom is all genders

Full audit available at this link: https://radicalaccessiblecommunities.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/this-audit-of-gallery-gachet-was-performed-on/

Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson St

front door: 33 3/4 inch width
no steps at entrance.
washroom door: 33 3/4 inch width
toilet: 11 inch clearance on left side
the washroom has a handrail
washroom is all genders

Full audit available at this link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B81n0augDG8kfnB2V19uZlpBX0h2MmtKVzBWQThsZ2NiZjlEVzRUUlpLdTRoTlU3aXo3cFU&usp=sharing&tid=0B81n0augDG8kU2NfRlZSa3pIQ00

Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
573 E Hastings

front door: 34 inch width
no steps at entrance
washroom door: 31 inch width
toilet: 12 inch clearance on left side
the washroom has a handrail
washroom is all genders

Enterprising Women Making Art
800 E Hastings

front door: 33 inch width
no steps at entrance
washroom door: 33 inch width
toilet: 12 inch clearance on left side
washroom is all genders

***ASL Interpretation***

ASL Interpretation will be offered by default for the following events:

Opening night: 7pm – 9pm Friday November 20th at Gallery Gachet

Bodies in Deliberate Motion lecture: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Saturday, November 21st at Gallery Gachet

For A New Accessibility Panel Discussion: Sunday November 22nd 11:00 – 1:00 pm at CAG

Reverb: A Queer Reading Series: Sunday November 22nd 2:00 – 5:00 pm at CAG

For booking ASL interpretation at any of the other programs of the convergence please email: contact@gachet.org or come visit us in person.

***Scent-reduced Policy***

In order to create a space where folks with multiple chemical sensitivities can participate at all of our venues, please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products (including essential oils) and smoke far away from the entrances to the spaces. To request a For info on how to support folks with multiple chemical sensitivities, visit: http://www.peggymunson.com/mcs/fragrancefree.html

***Childcare***

Childcare will be offered throughout the convergence. Please remember to let us know in your registration what your childcare needs are.

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Reverb – readings


Weekend events at CAG as part of ‘For a New Accessibility’ Nov 20 to 22, 2015

When I Walk
Film Screening & Tele-talk with Director: Jason DaSilva
Saturday, November 21: 7-9pm
Free admission

In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn’t get back up. His legs had stopped working; his disease could no longer be ignored.  Just a few months earlier doctors had told him that he had multiple sclerosis, which could lead to loss of vision and muscle control, as well as a myriad of other complications. Jason tried exercise to help cope, but the problem only worsened. After his dispiriting fall on the beach, he turned to his Mom, who reminded him that, despite his disease, he was still a fortunate kid who had the opportunity to pursue the things he loved most: art and filmmaking. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body, and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery, and love.

An emotional documentary filled with unexpected moments of humor and joy, WHEN I WALK is a life-affirming film driven by a young man’s determination to survive—and to make sense of a devastating disease through the art of cinema.

Read more about the film:

http://wheniwalk.com/about/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1395808/

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Film Screening & Tele-talk with Director: Jason DaSilva - When I Walk


FOR A NEW ACCESSIBILITY panel discussion
Sunday, November 22nd 11-1pm

In conjunction with ‘For a New Accessibility’ (November 20-22, 2015) a convergence of artists and activists meeting around the theme of organizing for accessibility and mutual aid produced in partnership with Gallery Gachet and artist Carmen Papalia.

Amanda Cachia, Carmen Papalia, Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Margaret Dragu: moderated by Cecily Nicholson.

The social condition of disability—in which a group or individual is disempowered by the systems that they are in relation to—is an epidemic that effectively marginalizes entire communities with diverse and complex needs. Locally, this oppression plays out in schools, hospitals, cultural institutions, policing, and through various arms of government, making the effort to claim agency a strategic, high-stakes intervention.

The panel will consider a series of propositions as we think/move towards a new accessibility:
-How do we collectively change a/this system of oppression?
-How can we provoke institutional entities to evolve?
-How does our negotiation of access alter our environment?
-What are the tenets of an open model for access?

BIO’s of participants:

Amanda Cachia is an independent curator from Sydney, Australia and is currently completing her PhD in Art History, Theory & Criticism at the University of California, San Diego. Her dissertation will focus on the intersection of disability and contemporary art. She held the position Director/Curator of the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada from 2007-2010, and has curated approximately 30 exhibitions over the last ten years in various cities across the USA, England, Australia and Canada. http://www.amandacachia.com/

Margaret Dragu works in video, installation, new media & performance art. Dragu’s performancesspan relational, durational, interventionist & community-based works. Her 45+ year practice encompasses writing, dance, theatre anda body/movement teaching that includes dance, aerobics/yoga and personal training specializing in Clinical Exercise. Margaret is also a one-woman TV Station (VERBFRAUTV). a 2012 Laureate of the Canadian Governor-General’s Award for Visual Art and Media, the recipient of City of Richmond’s Most Innovative Artist Award, Ethel Tibbett’s Woman of the Year Award for The Arts, Richmond Women’s Centre’s Inspirational Woman Award & Mall Peepre Award for Outstanding Fitness Leader. She is an internationally famous cleaning lady.

Cheryl L’Hirondelle is an Alberta-born mixed blood (Cree/Metis/German/Polish) community-engaged multi / interdisciplinary artist and singer/songwriter, who has been presenting and exhibiting her work since the 1980’s. Her creative practice investigates a Cree worldview (nêhiyawin) in contemporary time-space. L’Hirondelle uses song, voice, audio and more to develop endurance-based performances, interventions, site-specific installations, participatory projects while she keeps singing and writing songs where ever and with whomever she can. Currently Toronto-based, Cheryl has performed and exhibited her work widely both in Canada and abroad, and her previous musical efforts and new media work have garnered her critical acclaim and numerous awards.

Carmen Papalia is a Social Practice artist who makes participatory projects on the topic of access as it relates to public space, the Art institution and visual culture. His work has been featured as part of exhibitions and engagements at: The Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the L.A Craft and Folk Art Museum, the CUE Art Foundation, the Grand Central Art Center, the Portland Art Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver, contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca
www.contemporaryartgallery.ca

Register here: http://gachet.org/for-a-new-accessibility-registration-page/

Program: http://gachet.org/for-a-new-accessibility-program/

Convergence schedule: http://gachet.org/fana-2015-schedule/

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Accessibility information
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***Locations***

Gallery Gachet
88 E Cordova

front door: 5 feet width
front door step: 6 inch height
ramp: 34 inch width

washroom door: 33 inch width
toilet: 10 inch clearance on left side
14 inch clearance in front to sink
the washroom has a handrail
washroom is all genders

Full audit available at this link: https://radicalaccessiblecommunities.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/this-audit-of-gallery-gachet-was-performed-on/

Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson St

front door: 33 3/4 inch width x 2 (double doors)
no steps at entrance.
washroom door: 33 3/4 inch width
toilet: 11 inch clearance on left side
the washroom has a handrail
washroom is all genders

Full audit available at this link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B81n0augDG8kfnB2V19uZlpBX0h2MmtKVzBWQThsZ2NiZjlEVzRUUlpLdTRoTlU3aXo3cFU&usp=sharing&tid=0B81n0augDG8kU2NfRlZSa3pIQ00

Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
573 E Hastings

front door: 34 inch width
no steps at entrance
washroom door: 31 inch width
toilet: 12 inch clearance on left side
the washroom has a handrail
washroom is all genders

Enterprising Women Making Art
800 E Hastings

front door: 33 inch width
no steps at entrance
washroom door: 33 inch width
toilet: 12 inch clearance on left side
washroom is all genders

***ASL Interpretation***

ASL Interpretation will be offered by default for the following events:

Opening night: 7pm – 9pm Friday November 20th at Gallery Gachet

Bodies in Deliberate Motion lecture: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Saturday, November 21st at Gallery Gachet

For A New Accessibility Panel Discussion: Sunday November 22nd 11:00 – 1:00 pm at CAG

Reverb: A Queer Reading Series: Sunday November 22nd 2:00 – 5:00 pm at CAG

For booking ASL interpretation at any of the other programs of the convergence please email: contact@gachet.org or come visit us in person.

***Scent-reduced Policy***

In order to create a space where folks with multiple chemical sensitivities can participate at all of our venues, please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products (including essential oils) and smoke far away from the entrances to the spaces. To request a For info on how to support folks with multiple chemical sensitivities, visit: http://www.peggymunson.com/mcs/fragrancefree.html

***Childcare***

Childcare will be offered throughout the convergence. Please remember to let us know in your registration what your childcare needs are.

Image: Carmen Papalia leads a tour as part of a feedback series talk at the CAG in 2014.

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FOR A NEW ACCESSIBILITY - panel discussion


Panel Discussion: Sustenance Festival
With Randy Lee Cutler, Holly Schmidt, Gaye Chan, Derya Akay and Keg de Souza
Saturday, October 17, 3pm

In conjunction with the Sustenance Festival: a city-wide festival with local food-focused workshops, exhibitions and talks, CAG has organized a panel examining artistic practices that consider food security, sovereignty and knowledge sharing. www.sustenancefestival.ca

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Panel Discussion: Sustenance Festival


Feedback Series Events: Tad Hozumi
Saturday, June 6, 13 and 27, 4pm

Hozumi is a Vancouver-based artist and hip hop therapist, involved in local street dance culture and currently working on a body of photo, installation, social intervention and performance work that explores the history of struggle coded in to the subversive vocabulary of street style dances. Responding to the pop culture references of Julia Dault’s paintings he will curate a collection of records, on June 6 and 13 he will conduct a series of participatory movement workshops building on his selections. On June 27 Hozumi will give a talk on the practice of crate digging AKA record collecting and play a live set.

Tad Hosumi: vinyl + music blog “Back Ground Music” http://bgmdiscotheque.tumblr.com

Tad Hozumi’s feedback events reflect his experiences as an artist, deejay and movement based therapist he will respond to Julia Dault’s paintings in her exhibition ‘Blame It On the Rain’ by playfully referencing elements found in her work.

Hozumi has resourced his record collection in search for albums such as ‘Sweet Hone’ in the Rock’s Self-Titled; Brian Auger’s ‘Oblivion Express Live Oblivion’; Donny Hathaway’s ‘Extensions of a Man’ and Gino Soccio ‘Outline’. For Hozumi these records resonate with Dault’s work and inform the two movement based participatory events. The first class will be led by disco dancer and yoga teacher, Gary Quon. The second movement class will be based on expressive movements led by Hozumi. He will also host an artist talk and deejay an event to cap off the feedback series.

Yoga Boogie
Saturday, June 6th, 4pm
Yoga Boogie, a unique hybrid practice developed by Quon combines his passion for dance and yoga. Using songs curated from Hozumi’s collection, Quon will lead a dynamic session that will begin on the mat and get you up and grooving! Be prepared to BOOGIE! Gary Quon is a yoga practitioner who specializes in Kundalini style and a well-recognized disco dancer (waacking). Quon’s practice often incorporates elements of rhythm and dance along with the kriyas resulting in an uplifting and energetic practice.

*This session will be available for the first 15 people – Please register to save your spot at learning@contemporaryartgallery.ca
*Please bring your own yoga mat.

Body Jazz
Sat, June 13th, 4pm
This movement-based session is about becoming mindful of how music and visual stimuli resonate within our bodies, by letting impulses that we discover from the music and Dault’s artworks move us around the gallery space.
*This session will be available for the first 15 people

Artist Talk and DJ Session
June 27th,  4pm
Music Back Ground (talk) and Back Ground Music (party). Hozumi will speak about fan videos of Mariah Carey, deejaying indie dance parties in the 2000s, making video game music, finding himself in hip hop and (re)discovering crate-digging. After the talk he will play a deejayed set of some unique records from his collection of jazz, soft pop/rock, disco, funk and more, weaving around the albums that were selected for the feedback series.

Feedback Talks:
This series invites cultural and critical producers to present thoughts and ideas rooted in their own interests and practices, and invites audiences to join in the conversations that will explore relevant contemporary issues, theories, ideas and culture.

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Feedback Series Events: Tad Hozumi


James Langdon
A School for Design Fiction
September 2014

As our contribution to Vancouver Design Week, the CAG is
working with James Langdon, recipient of the 2012 Inform
Award for Conceptual Design, presented by the Museum
of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany. Langdon will
offer a short course in reading objects, environments and
messages. Stimulated by the curious genre of design fiction, the programme asserts storytelling as the primary function of design. Langdon will conduct a three day workshop on September 16–18 exploring narrative approaches to design, a series of connected exercises subjecting a collection of found materials to various manual and conceptual processes.

The workshop is not concerned with speculative design or futurism, but with documenting and manipulating the narrative potential of ordinary artefacts through conside ration of their essence; their relations with each other; and the meanings they might be made to express.

Space is limited to 12 participants. further information at
learning@contemporaryartgallery.ca or 604 681 2700.

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James Langdon - A School for Design Fiction


Screenings and reception at Western Front, 303 E 8th Avenue, Vancouver

Reception: Thursday, June 26, 7-9pm.
Screenings: Friday, June 27 – Sunday, June 29, 12 -5pm.

The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG), Western Front and Dim Cinema present a weekend-long screening in the Grand Luxe Hall of 2014 Turner Prize nominee, Duncan Campbell’s film Bernadette, as part of the CAG exhibition The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes. Bernadette presents an open and indirect account of Irish dissident and political activist Bernadette Devlin, constructed out of archival footage from the 1960s and early 1970s. Campbell approaches documentary as form of fiction, revealing the complex relationship between author, subject and audience.

Duncan Campbell, born 1972 in Dublin, lives and works in Glasgow. His solo exhibitions include: Duncan Campbell, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2012);  Arbeit, Hotel, London (2011); Duncan Campbell, Belfast Exposed, Belfast (2011); Make It New John, Artist Space, New York and Tramway, Glasgow (2010); Duncan Campbell, Kunstverein Munich, Munich (2009); Bernadette, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2009); Bernadette and Sigmar, MUMOK, Vienna (2009); Art Now Lightbox: Duncan Campbell, Tate Britain, London (2009); 0-60, ICA, London (2008); Art Statements, Art Basel 38, Basel (2008); The Unnameable, Lux at Lounge, London (2006); Something in Nothing, TART Contemporary, San Francisco (2005); Falls Burns Malone Fiddles, Luis Campaña, Cologne (2004). His group exhibitions include: The Big Society, Galerie Vallois, Paris (2011); British Art Show 7,  Nottingham and Hayward Gallery, London  (2010); Critical Fetishes, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (2010); Asking Not Telling, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2009);  Fight the Power, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2009); After October, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York (2008); Art Now, Tate Britain, London (2006); The Need to Document, Halle für Kunst, Lueneburg (2005); Manifesta 5, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, San Sebastian (2004); Advertence, festival of documentary film , Belfast and Dublin (2003); Fresh and Upcoming, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2003); Shadazz, Royal College of Art, London (2002). He had been nominated for the 2014 Turner Prize.

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Bernadette - Duncan Campbell


Interludes: Aurélien Froment
Monday, January 20 , 7.30 pm
Tickets $9 – $11– (plus $3 Cinematheque membership)
The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street

DIM Cinema, an ongoing series at The Cinematheque, presents videos by the French artist Aurélien Froment, to complement his first Canadian solo exhibition, at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

Often using the format of instructional videos, Froment examines the semantic power of images and their elusive relationship to words. Viewers will emerge from the screening having learned more about the production of paper, the life cycle of the medusa, the ergonomics of sitting, the invention of kindergarten, the tying of knots and the palace of memory, than they ever thought possible in the space of 90 minutes. Each one of these analytical, self-reflexive studies works in its own way as a witty or poetic reminder that interpretation is subjective, meaning is never fixed and what one sees is not what others see.

Presented in association with The Cinematheque and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

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Screening - Interludes: Aurélien Froment


Tim Etchells
Sight Is The Sense That Dying People Tend To Lose First
Monday, January 20  , 7 pm, by donation
The Fox Cabaret,  ‚2321  Main Street

Sight Is The Sense That Dying People Tend To Lose First, written and directed by Tim Etchells, is a long free-associating
monologue that tumbles from topic to topic to create a vast, failing iteration and explanation of the world. Comical in its apparent naivety and preposterously encyclopedic in scope, the piece explores the absurdity and horror of consciousness as it tries and fails to seize and define everything that it encounters. Performed by Jim Fletcher, legendary New York actor, best known for his work with Richard Maxwell’s New York City Players and Elevator Repair Service’s Gatz, the monumental, word-for- word, eight hour staging of Fitzgerald’s prose masterwork. Join us post-performance for a drink and a conversation with Jim Fletcher and Tim Etchells, hosted by Norman Armour, Artistic and Executive Director of PuSh, in the newly renovated Fox Cabaret.

Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

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Sight Is The Sense That Dying People Tend To Lose First - Tim Etchells


Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells
The Quiet Volume
January 17–19,  24­–26€, 31‚, February 1– 2
12–ƒ5 pm (€…60 minutes, no intermission)
Performances every 20 minutes, last performance 4­:…ƒ05pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
3‚rd Floor, ‚ƒ… 350 West Georgia Street

In The Quiet Volume — set at the library, designed for two at a time — recorded instructions and a stack of carefully selected books direct you through this contemplative, self-generated performance. The Quiet Volume takes what is considered a deeply personal and internal process and pushes it out into the surrounding environment so that one reader’s sphere collides with another’s. It exposes the particular tension common to libraries worldwide: a combination of silence and concentration within which different peoples’ experiences of reading unfold. In this performance, you and your co-reader/fellow audience member study printed words, conjure mental images, examine the act of reading in a new light in this surprising piece of ‘autoteatro.’ For the bibliophile and reluctant reader alike, The Quiet Volume exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience.

Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and supported by Vancouver Public Library.

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The Quiet Volume - Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells


Burrard Marina Field House artist-in-residence Raymond Boisjoly hosts a talk and discussion with Nathan Crompton.

Nathan Crompton co-editor of The Mainlander, will speak about the history of the land where Vanier Park and the Burrard Marina Field House are located, previously the Kitsilano Reserve. 2013 marks the 100 year anniversary of the dispossession and displacement of the reserve.

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Field House Talk | Nathan Crompton hosted by Raymond Boisjoly


This series invites cultural and critical producers to present thoughts and ideas rooted in their own interests and practices, and invites audiences to join in the conversations that will explore relevant contemporary issues, theories, ideas and culture.

In response to the exhibition Itee Pootoogook, Buildings and Land, Crosby will discuss some aspects of her PhD research, which focuses on the formation of Aboriginal cultural production in urban spaces in Vancouver, B.C., for Native and non-Native publics; these include diverse forms of performativity, the display and sale of Aboriginally produced objects, and urban community supports by well-known First Nations artists through their association with new Aboriginal social organizations.

Marcia Crosby is currently completing her PhD in the Department of Art History and Visual Culture, UBC, and also works as an independent scholar. Crosby has a BFA in Fine Arts and English Literature, and an MA in Art History, UBC (1993), her MA thesis focused on the tension between representations of Aboriginal cultures and peoples in the public sphere, the work of Indigenous art and artists, and representations of Aboriginal title in B.C.

In addition to teaching literature and Native Studies at Vancouver Island University for 16 years, she has worked as a researcher, reviewing Aboriginal programs in public institutions. Her current work as a PhD candidate at UBC, builds on the curatorial work completed for the exhibition and accompanying publication, Nations in Urban Landscapes (Contemporary Art Gallery in 1994 and which toured to Oboro, Montréal, 1996), and the more recent exhibition: Aboriginal art in the city: Fine and Popular (2008), which is one of several web projects produced through the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, as part of Ruins in Progress: Vancouver Art in the Sixties. More recently in 2012, she co-curated with Karen Duffek, The Paintings of Henry Speck: Udz’stalis at the Belkin Satellite Gallery, Vancouver.

Next in the Feedback series:

Kathy Slade
Tuesday, July 23, 7pm

Karol Sienkiewicz
Tuesday, August 20, 7pm

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Feedback Talk | Marcia Crosby


Join us for an afternoon of unconventional drawing at the Contemporary Art Gallery as part of the city-wide initiative DRAW DOWN.
Responding to the current CAG exhibitions by Erin Shirreff and Nancy Holt, visitors will develop their own drawn-on-film animations and flipbooks.
The CAG has invited Cineworksto present collaborative drawing-on-film and flipbook drop-in workshops for all ages. Working with filmmakers Zoe and Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty, participants will create their own simple animations on film, projected live in the gallery.Zoe Kirk-Gushowaty is a Vancouver based interdisciplinary artist working with photography, experimental filmmaking, video and sound. She received her BFA in 2008 from Concordia University in Montreal and currently manages the Cineworks analog darkroom and experimental lab with her sister Ariel by offering open darkroom nights, hands on workshops and performance/screening events. Zoe’s work has been shown in Canada, U.S. and Japan, her solo recording project Night Sides was released in April 2013 by Fixture Records.

Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty is a photo-based artist and film-maker living in Vancouver. Along with her sister Zoe, she manages the Cineworks Analogue darkroom and experimental lab space, and was a co-organizer of the Vancouver Darkroom Co-op from 2009-2011. Ariel has a BA in Philosophy and Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto, and a Photography Certificate from Langara College. She has worked with many types of alternative process photography and filmmaking, and also teaches digital storytelling. Ariel is currently completing a short film shot on 16mm film, and producing an event at the Cineworks Annex in collaboration with Art Waste. Her work has been shown in Canada and internationally.

Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society is an artist-run production and exhibition centre that supports independent filmmakers and media artists. Through initiatives that foster dialogue and experimentation with cinematic practices.

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Drawing Experiments on film | Draw Down 2013


Yoga workshop held  in the gallery surrounded by the large-scale drawings by Chinese artist Guo Fengyi. The Contemporary Art Gallery partnered with Yoga Outreach and Master Tantric yoga teacher Mary-Jo Fetterly who led a class held in the context of the solo exhibition of Fengyi’s complex and intricate drawings.

 

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Yoga in the Gallery


Held at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver with after party at the CAG

The CAG is partnered with Cause+Affect to present a night on art and the city. Pecha Kucha is a global event held in š3 cities around the world gathering local creatives from across many fields to share their passions in a unique, concise format: each presenter shows images for seconds each.

PRESENTERS:
Andrew Young • dyoung.co
Caitlin Jones • front.bc.ca
Germaine Koh • germainekoh.com
Kaput • wackytupaky.com
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun • Artist
Michelle Allen • greencouchsessions.ca
Nicole Ondre • exercisecanada.com
Shaun Dacey • accessgallery.caburnabyartgallery.ca
Stephen Waddell • stephenwaddell.com
Zach Gray • thezolasmusic.com

http://www.pechakuchanightvancouver.com/Vol-23

 

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Artist Talk | Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver - Vol.23


Join us for family activities and create your own Corita silkscreen print on T-shirts, bags, banners and boxes or rubber stamped artwork. The workshop will be followed by a birthday procession through the Yaletown neighbourhood.

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CAG Birthday and Family Day


Button Wall was created for the CAG by Rethink Communications as the first step in the CAG’s first-ever public awareness media campaign. Fifty thousand buttons, each bearing a word that might describe your response to an artwork, were attached to the façade of our building. In less than 48 hours almost all of them have gone walking, attached to gallery visitors and now circulating among a vast potential audience for contemporary art in the city.

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CAG Button Wall


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