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$30.00

Published: 12/2015
130 pages

Texts by Isla Leaver-Yap and Catherine Lord. Conversation between Patrick Staff and Tom of Finland Foundation’s S.R. Sharp
This book documents the eponymous work by British artist, Patrick Staff, presented at the Chisenhale Gallery, London; Spike Island, Bristol; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. The film combines footage shot at the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles—home to the archive of the erotic artist and gay icon and a community of people that care for it—with choreographic sequences shot within a specially constructed set.

The legacy of Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen (1920-1991), better known as Tom of Finland, spans multiple generations. Tom of Finland’s work made a considerable impact on masculine representation and imagery in post-war gay culture. Rather than focusing on Tom of Finland’s work, Staff’s film evokes the foundation as a set of relations. Staff explores how a collection is formed and constituted; the communities that produce and are produced by a body of work; and ideas of intergenerational relationships and care. Through observational footage of the house, its collections and inhabitants, the foundation is revealed as a domestic environment, a libidinal space, archive, office and community centre; a private space which is also the home of a public-facing organisation and the source of a widely dispersed body of images.

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The Foundation – Patrick Staff


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Published:
134 pages

This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition of Kevin Schmidt within the International Studio Programme at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

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How to Make a Large Format Photograph of the Horizon from the Edge of Space


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Published: 11/2010
52 pages

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Kim Beom – Objects Being Taught They Are Nothing But Tools, Nov 14, 2010 to March 6, 2011 at the Cleveland Art Museum, USA. Includes an essay by Paola Morsiani.

“With an expressive vocabulary that relies on deadpan humor, absurdist enunciation, poetry and childlike imagery, the art of Kim Beom investigates our perception of the world by bringing reality and imagination closer together. Kim Beom: Objects Being Taught They Are Nothing But Tools, continues a tradition at The Cleveland Museum of Art of organizing small-scale monographic exhibitions on the art of living artists whose work has come to maturity. This book is a monograph of that exhibition.”

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Kim Beom – Objects Being Taught They Are Nothing But Tools


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Published:
64 pages

“In hotam #1 (A Brief History of Me), I want to give the reader an introduction of my life up to now. My old photographs and the historic events together form a timeline. Although no year or date is specified, the reader can tell the time if they understand that each page represents one year of my life. Having turned 50 years old, I try to look back at my somewhat privileged life while reflect on my position in the world.”

Edition of 250.

Artists’ Book Week: Ho Tam
Tuesday, October 13, 7pm
hotampress.com

In conjunction with the 2015 Vancouver Art/Book Fair’s Artists’ Book Week, the CAG presents local artist Ho Tam discussing recent publications including his hotam and Poser projects.

This event is presented by the Contemporary Art Gallery as part of the Vancouver Art/Book Fair’s open-source event series Artists’ Book Week.

www.2015.vancouverartbookfair.com

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hotam #1: A Brief History of Me


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Published:
62 pages

The Yellow Pages (1993) was Ho Tam’s first artist’s book. It explored the stereotypes and cliches on Chinese and Asian cultures in the North American context. The book was also adapted into a 8 minute video piece premiered at the Union Station in Toronto. In 1998, Gallery 101 (Ottawa) helped the artist to make this second run of The Yellow Pages with offset printing. All the pages are reproduced from the original work. In addition, there is an afterword written by Ho Tam. Offset printed and perfect bound. Second edition of 500.

Artists’ Book Week: Ho Tam
Tuesday, October 13, 7pm
hotampress.com

In conjunction with the 2015 Vancouver Art/Book Fair’s Artists’ Book Week, the CAG presents local artist Ho Tam discussing recent publications including his hotam and Poser projects.

This event is presented by the Contemporary Art Gallery as part of the Vancouver Art/Book Fair’s open-source event series Artists’ Book Week.

www.2015.vancouverartbookfair.com

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The Yellow Pages


$25.00

Published:
216 pages

Wendy is trendy, and has dreams of art stardom-but our young urban protagonist is perpetually derailed by the temptations of punk music, drugs, alcohol, parties, and boys. Hegemonies and hearts are broken in this droll and iconoclastic look at the worlds of art and twentysomethings.

Walter Scott is an artist from Montréal. His work has been exhibited across Canada and Wendy has been serialized on Random House Canada’s literary digital magazine Hazlitt.

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Wendy


$50.00

Published:
288 pages

Published by Walther König, Köln
Text by Aileen Burns, Johan Lundh, Rebecca May Marston.

Produced in collaboration with Frac Île de France — Le Plateau, Paris; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland; OK Offenes Kulturhaus/ Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. And in collaboration with Lisson Gallery, London, Milan and New York; Esther Schipper/Johnen Galerie, Berlin; gb agency, Paris; and TARO NASU, Tokyo.

The meticulously researched projects of British artist Ryan Gander (born 1976), realized in a gamut of media, have included such conceptual gestures as an invented word, a chess set, a television script and a children’s book. This substantial volume surveys his diverse oeuvre.

This expansive 288 page publication is available for the special exhibition price of $50.

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Ryan Gander: Culturefield


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23 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition ‘Christos Dikeakos – Sites & Place Names‘, May 30 to July 4, 1992, which includes essays by Keith Wallace and Patricia A. Berringer.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Christos Dikeakos – Sites & Place Names


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Published:
14 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition ‘Kent Tate – The Stalker‘, August 30 to September 24, 1988, which includes an essay by Merike Talve.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Kent Tate – The Stalker


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Published: 06/1990
22 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition ‘Carole Itter – Western Blue Rampage’, June 1990.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Carole Itter – Western Blue Rampage


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Published: 07/1990
3 pages

This booklet accompanied the installation ‘Mark Grady – The Small Museum: Part I‘, July 20 to August 11, 1990, which includes an essay by Bill Jeffries.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Mark Grady – The Small Museum: Part I


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Published: 11/1988
16 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition ‘Laura Baird – Jonestown Carpet Jonestown Dead’, November 1 to 26, 1988. Includes an introduction by Laura Baird and an essay by Shaun Caley.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Laura Baird – Jonestown Carpet Jonestown Dead


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Published: 07/1990
3 pages

This booklet accompanied the installation ‘Kathryn Walter – Unlimited Growth Increases the Divide‘, July 19, 1990, which includes an essay by Bill Jeffries.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Kathryn Walter – Unlimited Growth Increases the Divide


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Published: 04/1989
23 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition ‘Trios – Ross Muirhead’, April 25 to May 6, 1989. Includes a catalogue essay by Bill Jeffries, and descriptive essays by Ross Muirhead.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Trios – Ross Murihead


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Published: 02/1987
10 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition ‘Julie Duschenes – Collapse of the Wave of Fuction‘, February 3-28, 1987, which includes an essay by Jill Pollack.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Julie Duschenes – Collapse of the Wave of Function


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Published: 07/1988
10 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition ‘REPO’, July 5 to 30, 1988. Includes an essay by Merike Talve, and CV’s of the artists.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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REPO – Georgiana Chappell, Wendy Dobereiner, Michelle Normoyle, Margot Butler, Ellen Ramsey


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Published:
48 pages

The exhibition itinerary accompanied the exhibition ‘On Reason’, October 13 to November 11, 1989. Includes a foreword by Greg Bellerby, an essay by Robert G. Sherrin (“In Response”), and an artist statement by Keziere.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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On Reason – Robert Keziere


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Published: 01/1988
6 pages

This brochure accompanied the exhibition ‘New Sculptural Works’, January 4 to 29, 1988. Includes an essay by Merike Talve.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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New Sculptural Works


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Published: 10/1994
6 pages

This brochure accompanied the exhibition ‘Warren Murfitt, Derek Root, Steven Shearer’, October 28 to November 26, 1994. Including an essay by Keith Wallace.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Warren Murfitt, Derek Root, Steven Shearer


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Published:
36 pages

Temporary Spaces, Edible Places: London began with a picnic event, Temporality in Architecture, Food and Communities as part of the Delfina Foundation’s Public Domain program in London, where Keg de Souza was in residence April-June 2014. De Souza organised a picnic inside an inflatable dome as a way to host a dialogue with others interested in exploring the political intersections of food and space.

 

 

 

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Temporary Spaces, Edible Places: London


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7 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition ‘Deborah Koenker – Learning From Salmon’, March 8 to April 2, 1988. Including an essay by Merike Talve.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Deborah Koenker – Learning From Salmon


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Published:
31 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition ‘Vikky Alexander – Vaux-le-Vicomte Panorama‘, February 6 to March 20, 1999, which includes an essay by Ian Wallace.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Vikky Alexander – Vaux-le-Vicomte Panorama


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Published:
10 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition ‘Terry Atkinson – Tourism I and II‘, February 17 to March 16, 1990,  and is a written response of the work by Bill Jeffries.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Terry Atkinson – Re-writing and Re-reading “Tourism I and II”


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Published:
8 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition ‘Eva Brandl – Morceaux choisis (pour Anatole)’, March 7 to April 11, 1992. Including an essay by Keith Wallace.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Eva Brandl – Morceaux choisis (pour Anatole)


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8 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition ‘Charles Rea – Paintings’, January 25 to February 29, 1992. Including an essay by Keith Wallace.

This publication is out of print.  It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca to make an appointment.

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Charles Rea – Paintings


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Published by JRP|Ringier
Text by Mungo Thomson, Michael Webster.

Crickets is a collaboration between Californian artist Mungo Thomson (born 1969) and composer Michael Webster (born 1966), for which field recordings of crickets from around the world were transcribed into a musical score, including parts for violin, flute, clarinet and percussion. This publication documents their project.

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Mungo Thomson – Crickets


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Published:
28 pages

Walk like an Etruscan is an artist book published on occasion of Shannon Bool’s exhibition of the same name at Daniel Faria Gallery in Toronto. Michelangelo’s Place (2013), Bool’s bench sculpture, was installed outside the CAG from May 1 to June 28, 2015. This publication features an essay in English and German by Jonathan Shaughessy, an excerpt from D.H. Lawrence’s Etruscan Places (1932), a conversation between Shannon Bool and Alberto Bonalevi in Florence in both English and Italian, along with plenty of stunning images of Bool’s work.

Bool’s body of work shown in this publication consists of a combination of sculpture, painting and video developed over the course of her artist residency at the Villa Romana in Florence, Italy. She is interested in visual codes linked to ancient civilizations, art history, pop culture, and their shifting meaning.

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Walk like an Etruscan


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Published:
292 pages

Erdem Taşdelen – All The Decisive Blows: A book of quotes on the left hand is an artist book which consists of a collection of quotes on the left hand by well-known people, including philosophers, artists, actors and musicians. Gathered over a year, these quotes serve as a catalogue of our collective understanding of the left hand. The book, which is designed in reverse so that the pages turn from left to right, takes its title from a quote from Walter Benjamin: “These are the days when no one should rely unduly on his competence. Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.”

This edition of 500 was printed on the occasion of the exhibition A Petition of the Left Hand at NON, Istanbul in September 2014.

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All The Decisive Blows


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Published:
56 pages

The Best Things in Museums Are the Windows is a project of the Exploratorium’s Center for Art and Inquiry, an R&D center for the arts within the larger learning laboratory of the Exploratorium. It contains essays and a poem by Harrell Fletcher, Marina McDougall, Jordan Stein and Jason Groves. Harrell Fletcher is one of the CAG artists-in-residence in 2015.

On July 18–21, Exploratorium Artist-in-Residence Harrell Fletcher joined a core walking group of Exploratorium staff artists and scientists—plus the public—for The Best Things in Museums Are the Windows, a four-day trek from the Exploratorium’s Pier 15 home across the Bay to the summit of Mount Diablo. The adventurous project created a dynamic framework for discovery as it moved across water, city, suburb, and country, building on the multidimensional perspectives of the participants.

The public connected with the core group at more than a dozen points along the path, which were seeded with free public demonstrations, screenings, talks, and other investigations designed by Exploratorium staff and community partners. Each day featured several official stops while countless unofficial observations colored the trek with surprise and spontaneity.

The Windows reflects Fletcher’s interest in artful investigation, community collaboration, experiential learning, and decentralized authorship. By extending the museum’s curiosity-based learning into the surrounding landscape, the trek aimed to transform the everyday world around us into an open classroom while working toward a greater integration of a cultural institution within its surrounding community.

 

 

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The Best Things in Museums are the Windows


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Published:
36 pages

This booklet was published on the occasion of the international group exhibition Concrete Language held at the Contemporary Art Gallery from September 8 to November 5, 2006. The publication contains a short text about each individual artist and an essay by co-curator Jenifer Papararo and Christina Ritchie.

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Concrete Language


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Published:
14 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Carol Sawyer: Ophelia held at the Contemporary Art Gallery from December 14th, 1996, to February 1st, 1997. The publication contains a text by Donna Zapf.

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Carol Sawyer: Ophelia


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34 pages

Television Spots was published on the occasion of Stan Douglas’ 1988 exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery. This exhibition included his TV Spots, short video works engaging with contemporary media, advertising and television narratives. This publication includes an essay by Miriam Nichols as well as images and descriptions of each respective television spot, its location and scenarios.

OUT OF PRINT – Reference copies are available in the CAG – Abraham Rogatnick Library. Please email: contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca for more information and to make an appointment to use the library.

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Stan Douglas – Television Spots


$20.00

Published:
90 pages

Meriç Algün Ringborg and Erdem Tasdelen: Investigations on Artistic Subjectivity
This publication is a collaborative project by Turkish artists, Algün Ringborg, who exhibited Metatext at the CAG in 2013 and was included in the 2015 Venice Biennale, and Vancouver-based Tasdelen.

Collaborators Meriç Algün Ringborg and Erdem Taşdelen asked twenty-two artists to respond to a series of ten concise statements they drafted as ‘summaries of Marcel Proust’s thoughts’ from his novel In Search of Lost Time. In the novel the recurring motifs of the nature of art and the role of the artist are explored at great length. Contributors in the publication include: Derya Akay, Emanuel Almborg, Fabiola Carranza, Andjeas Ejiksson, Julia Feyrer, Goldin+Senneby, Johanna Gustafsson Furst, Jordy Hamilton, Allison Hrabluik, David Larsson, Karl Larsson, Matts Leiderstam, Nanna Nordstrom, Marina Roy, Holly Schmidt, Lina Selander, Lisa Tan, Marika Troili, Tris Vonna-Michell, Hyung Min Yoon and Elizabeth Zvonar.

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Investigations on Artistic Subjectivity


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Published:
67 pages

This catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition Francis Alÿs: le temps du sommeils from July 4 to August 8, 1998 at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and toured to the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art from August 27 to October 4, 1998. The publication contains a text by curator Kitty Scott.

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Francis Alÿs – le temps du sommeils


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Published:
120 pages

This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition Two Places at Once, curated by Barbara Fischer and Ann MacDonald and organized by the Blackwood Gallery, University Toronto at Mississauga, and Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto by Scarborough. The publication contains text contributions in English and German by Lisa Gabrielle Mark, Barbara Fischer, Midori Matsui, Ann MacDonald and Georgio Verzotti.

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Euan Macdonald – (everythinghappensatonce)


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Published:
111 pages

This novel was published on the occasion of the exhibition André Martin – Darlinghurst Heroes at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from December 12, 1998 to January 30, 1999. The publication contains a foreword by Denis Lessard.

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André Martin – Darlinghurst Heroes


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Published:
16 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Henry Tsang: The Crowning from March 30 to May 11, 1996 at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. The publication contains essays by Jeff Derksen and Scott Toguri McFarlane.

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Henry Tsang – The Crowning


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18 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Fernando Arias: Cuarto Frio at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, from September 14 to October 21, 1995. The publication contains a preface by director and curator Keith Wallace and a text by Eugenio Valdés Figueroa.

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Fernando Arias – Cuarto Frio


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Published:
55 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Contemporary Art Gallery and the exhibition Ten Years Later by artists Marian Penner Bancroft, Judith Lodge, Al McWilliams, Liz Magor, Richard Prince, Judy Williams and Robert Young, held at the CAG from November 25 to December 20, 1986. The publication contains text contributions by Director and Curator Christine Elving, Rosemary Poll, Avis Young and texts by each individual artist.

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Ten Years Later


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Published:
175 pages

Amnesiac Hide is published on the occasion of solo exhibitions by Mike Nelson at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from September 13th to November 3rd, 2013, and the Power Plant, Toronto from February 1st to May 19th, 2014. The newly commissioned installation presents its audience with the notion of the lone traveller. Drawing on archetypes such as the fur trapper, the pioneering explorer, the Beatnik and the biker, Mike Nelson offers a new reading of the lone traveller, focusing on the significance of these characters in the context of masculinity and spirituality. This publication, that accompanies this new body of work, contains text contributions by Dick Hebdige, curator Jenifer Parpararo and Julia Paoli, Jaki Irvine, Nigel Prince and Gaëtane Verna.

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Mike Nelson – Amnesiac Hide


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Published:
24 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of Spring Hurlbut’s exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery from November 17th to December 16th, 1989. The publication contains an introduction on the artist’s work by curator Bill Jeffries and an essay by Christopher Dewdney.

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Sprng Hurlburt


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Published:
30 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition In This World: Robert Flack, Lyle Ashton Harris, Denis Lessard held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from April 17th to May 23rd, 1992. The publication contains an essay by curator Keith Wallace.

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Robert Flack / Lyle Ashton Harris / Denis Lessard: In this World


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4 pages

This bulletin was published on the occasion of the exhibition Mina Totino – PAINTINGS at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from January 22nd to February 26th, 1994. The publication contains a text by Keith Wallace. the publication contains texts by Joey Morgan and Barbara Burkardt

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Mina Totino – PAINTINGS


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Published:
38 pages

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition an Archive for the Lost Ones by artist Joey Morgan, held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from September 10th to October 15th, 1994. The publication contains a text by Barbara Burkhardt.

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Joey Morgan – an Archive for the Lost Ones


$45.00

Published:
110 pages

Designed by James Langdon,Has Man A Function In Universe? is part of an ongoing project begun in 2002 to develop forty projects related to forty questions written by R. Buckminster Fuller. Each project is an artwork or a combination of artworks, developed in response to one of the questions. Of all the questions ‘Has Man A Function In Universe?’ may be the key that binds and directs all of the other questions. Gavin Wade has commissioned artists and writers to respond to this question using a combination of text and image.
The publication will reflect the process of the project – an ‘exquisite corpse’ involving collaboration, dissemination and the combining of works.

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Strategic Questions #2: Has Man a Function in Universe?


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44 pages

Edited and designed by James Langdon, this is the fifth draft user’s manual for Eastside Projects, a free public gallery in Birmingham opened in September 2008, that is being imagined and organised by artists. It explains what the organisation is made of, how it was set up, who it is for, how it can be used and what it can offer. As would be the case when operating a machine or learning a subject, a manual may be necessary for the full use of of Eastside Projects. In this draft, the manual is structured as an alphabetical compendium of verbs. Each of these interconnected entries describes an activity engaged in by Eastside Projects as an organisation or a process occurring in the Eastside Projects building. Beneath each entry is a prompt to the reader to follow one of multiple narrative paths through the text. Readers unfamiliar with Eastside Projects should begin at Describing. Others suggested starting points Welcoming, Exhibiting, Narrating, Complicating, integrating.

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User’s Manuel Eastside Projects Draft 5


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Published:
14 pages

This book compiles research produced at five ‘A School for Design Fiction’ workshops at London College of Communication (London), Fahrenheit 39 (Ravenna, IT), Konstfack (Stockholm), Registration School (London) and Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), with contributions from Peter Nencini, Francesco Pedraglio, Samara Scott and Batia Suter.

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James Langdon – A School for Design Fiction Workbook


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32 pages

Conceived and designed by James Langdon with Peter Nencini and Gavin Wade, this is the sixth draft manual for Eastside Projects, a free artist-run public gallery in Birmingham opened in September 2008. The sixth draft – in the form of a story for children – describes an alternative to the cycle of urban erasure and renewal. In the iconic 1972 publication ‘Adhocism’, architectural historian Charles Jencks wrote: “… the environment should preserve a record of past action, so that present and future actions may become intelligible.” In this spirit Eastside Projects proposes to initiate a new planning policy for Birmingham — informed by values of accumulation, complexity and story-telling — to make a more ‘legible’ environment.

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Eastside Projects User’s Manual Draft 6 – The Engineer and The Artist


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Published:
135 pages

As part of Responsive Subjects, A School for Design Fiction convened on November 8, 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig. This itinerant school employs the curious genre of ‘design fiction’ to assert storytelling as the primary function of design, assuming that every artefact has the potential to express the character of the culture that produced it. This publication documents and expands on the founding of the school through a series of imagined scenarios. These include a drama at the printer for architect Augustus Pugin in 1836, the history of the universe as observed on an English hillside in 1937, the first human trial of split brain surgery in California in 1961, and a Scottish speech synthesis studio in 2013. As the CAG’s contribution to the Vancouver Design Week 2014, James Langdon conducted a three day workshop exploring narrative approaches to design, a series of connected exercises subjecting a collection of found materials to various manual and conceptual processes.

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James Langdon – A School For Design Fiction


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Published:
40 pages

This catalog was published on the occasion of the installation Wheel of Everyday Life by artist Gunilla Klingberg at Rice Gallery from January 31st to March 13th, 2013. Through covering up entire architectural spaces with ornate, circular patterns that were constructed from everyday logos and brands and resemble sacred mandalas, the artist explores her interest in consumerism and forms of Eastern spirituality. The publication contains a foreword by Rice Gallery Director, Kimberly Davenport and an article by Houston-based arts writer Kelly Klaasmeyer.

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Gunilla Klingberg – Wheel of Everyday Life


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Published:
174 pages

This new 2014 catalogue was been published on the occasion of the exhibition James Welling: The Mind on Fire presented at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK and Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. This publication includes a foreword by Miguel von Hafe Pérez, Anthony Spira and Nigel Prince. Also includes essays by Jan Tumlir and Jane McFadden alongside an interview, archival materials and selections of Welling’s own writing published for the first time. All texts are written in English and translated into Spanish.

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James Welling – The Mind on Fire


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16 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Perils of Leisure by Don Gill and Tourism I & II by Terry Atkinson held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from February 16th to March 17th, 1990. The publication contains text contributions by curator Bill Jeffries, David Bate and Terry Atkinson.

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Don Gill, Terry Atkinson – Perils of Leisure: Don Gill; Tourism I & II: Terry Atkinson


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Published:
13 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Sacred Grounds, Skin And Bones by artists Judith M. Atkinson and Dianne Radmore held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from March 3rd to the 28th, 1987. The publication contains an introduction by Assistant Director and Curator Alice Rich and statements by each of the artists.

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Judith M. Atkinson, Dianna Radmore – Sacred Ground, Skin And Bones


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Published:
63 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Arbora Versa by artists Sylvie Bouchard, Lorraine Gilbert, Rodney Graham, Jerry Pethick and Rhoda Rosenfeld held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from January 10th to February 10th, 1990. The publication contains introductions to each of the five artists by curator Bill Jeffries.

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Sylvie Bouchard, Lorraine Gilbert, Rodney Graham, Jerry Pethick, Rhoda Rosenfeld – arbora versa


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Published:
39 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition TRESPASS 1 by Sunil Gupta from March 5 to April 9, 1994 by the Contemporary Art Gallery. The publication contains an introduction by curator Keith Wallace, and essays by David A. Bailey, Eugenio Valdés Figueroa and Hilda Maria Rodríguez. One essay is published in both English and Spanish.

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Sunil Gupta – TRESPASS 1


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16 pages

This booklet was published on the occasion of Georgiana Chappell’s solo installation at the Contemporary Art Gallery from March 24 to April 21, 1990, titled Navigating. It contains an essay by curator and writer Avis Lang as well as an interview between the two about the exhibition.

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Georgiana Chappell – Navigating


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Published:
32 pages

This catalogue was published for the exhibition HANDS: A Catalogue of Forty Years of Photography which showcased Gerry Gilbert’s extensive archive of photography. The exhibition was curated by Bill Jeffries and was shown at the Contemporary Art Gallery from March 8 to April 6, 1991. Included is an essay by Vancouver island author Peter Culley and poems by Gerry Gilbert.

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Hands: The Catalogue


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Published:
44 pages

This performance script was performed in various combinations in conjunction with Landon Mackenzie’s Saskatchewan Paintings exhibition (1993-1997) at galleries and art schools, including the Contemporary Art Gallery. Landon Mackenzie: Saskatchewan Paintings exhibited at the CAG from December 16, 1995 to February 3, 1996. They were not crafted for the ‘written page’ but rather for the oral event as an overlay to sight, and were performed in the tradition of monologues from ‘girls on stools.’

 

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Landon Mackenzie – Accounting for an imaginary prairie life


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15 pages

Whose Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf was published on the occasion of the installation What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You at the Contemporary Art Gallery in 1987.

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Ron Huebner – Whose Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf


$10.00

Published:
30 pages

This out of print publication was published on the occasion of the exhibition ROY ARDEN from April 17 to May 22 by the Contemporary Art Gallery and contains the essay An Artist and his Models by Jeff Wall.

Out of print, this publication is available to be viewed on request at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick Library. For a pdf of the essay by Jeff Wall please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca.

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Roy Arden


$7.00

Published:
29 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition House / Boat shown at OBORO, Montréal from September 20th to October 30th, 1994. The publication contains an essay in English and French by curator Marie-Michèle Cron.

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Vivan Sundaram – House / Boat: Sculptures in Steel, Glass and Video


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204 pages

DR STRANGELOVE DR STRANGELOVE, 2003-2006
Medium: Giclee prints on archival photo paper mounted on DiBond
Description: A series of 200 images.

http://www.kristanhorton.com/dsds.html

Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove is an ambitious project in which the artist reproduced 200 scenes from the film Dr. Strangelove as sculptures. He starts with Kubrick’s definitive film, drawing on it to look at issues surrounding appropriation, as a means to move beyond the shortlist outlined above. Using various commonplace items from his studio (a glue-stick, garbage bags, cutlery, felt markers and dirt to name a few) Horton constructs the overall composition of each scene. He then places, side by side, a black and white photograph of his improvised constructions with a reproduction of the original film still, amalgamating them into a single printed image. He directly uses images from the film painstakingly recreating them with a somewhat unexpected precision.

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Kristan Horton – Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove


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22 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Lorna Brown: Once Removed held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from December 5th, 1992 to January 16th, 1993. The publication contains a text contribution by Monika Kin Gagnon.

Out of print. Please email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca if you would like to view this publication in the CAG library or for a pdf of the essay by Monika Kin Gagnon.

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Lorna Brown – ONCE Removed


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12 pages

This book was published on the occasion of the first one-person exhibition of Allyson Clay in Canada which was presented by the CAG from April 30 to May 25, 1985. Included is a foreword by curator Christine Elving and a catalogue essay by Russell Keziere.

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Allyson Clay


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Published:
14 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Judy Davis: BEING PLACED held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from September 2nd to September 27th, 1986. The publication contains an essay by curator Christine Elving.

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Judy Davis – BEING PLACED


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Published:
14 pages

This booklet was published on the occasion of the exhibition Susan Schuppli: Slow Pressure held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from September 6th to October 18, 1997. The publication contains a foreword by director and curator Keith Wallace and an essay by Susan Best.

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Susan Schuppli – Slow Pressure


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12 pages

In this brochure, curator Rubén Gallo introduces the Tendencies: New Art From Mexico City exhibition which took place at the CAG from May 18 to June 29, 1996.

This exhibition was guest curated by Rubén Gallo of Mexico City and Terence Gower of Vancouver. It included eight young artists based in Mexico City. The exhibition was conceived as a response to the stereotypes that circulate about Mexican art being in the tradition of figurative painting or based in folk art. It included painting, sculpture, installation and photography. This exhibition complemented an exploration by the CAG of work by Latin American artists which included Fernando Arias and an exhibition of Cuban art planned in collaboration with the Belkin Gallery for 1997. Tendencies: New Art from Mexico City was presented at the San Francisco Art Institute before coming to Vancouver.

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Tendencies: New Art From Mexico City


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6 pages

This foldout brochure was published on the occasion of the exhibition L.I.P. Service from July 11th to August 31st, 2003, which showcased a small cross section of artworks from the collections of the City of Vancouver and the Contemporary Art Gallery that were produced during the 1970’s and early 80’s in Vancouver.

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L.I.P. Service


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Published:
160 pages

UK based artist Kelly Richardson has won international acclaim for her large scale, multi-channel video installations. This superbly illustrated retrospective of audiovisual installations works is the first retrospective publication featuring an extensive look at the UK-based Canadian born artist’s audiovisual installation works of the last fifteen years. The Last Frontier is a comprehensive survey of Richardson’s artistic output, features four beautiful cover options to choose from, and includes essays by Alistair Robinson, Holly E. Hughes and Kelly Gordon and an introduction by Ryan Doherty and Louis Grachos. Designed by Three Legged Dog Design.

This publication is available in a choice of three covers, Orion Tide, Leviathan and Mariner.

*Special exhibition price of $40, only during the exhibition.

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Kelly Richardson – The Last Frontier


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Published:
81 pages

This survey of Duncan Campbell’s inventive and provocative practice looks back over a number of arresting, meticulously assembled film works that this Dublin-born, Glasgow-based artist has produced during the last decade, and coincides with the launch of the latest in that series, Make it new John (2009). The publication contains an essay by Martin Herbert and an in-conversation between the artist and critic, Melissa Gronlund.

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Duncan Campbell


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Published:
8 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of an exhibition by artist Lorenzo De Francesco at the Contemporary Art Gallery from April 28 to May 27, 1987. The publication contains an essay by Alan Wood.

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Lorenzo De Francesco


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Published:
10 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of an exhibition by Chris Harris at the Contemporary Art Gallery from July 22 to August 16, 1986. The publication contains an essay by Robert Linsley.

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Chris Harris


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Published:
26 pages

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition A Bed to the Bones by Teresa Marshall at the Contemporary Art Gallery from May 16 to June 27, 1998. The publication contains a foreword by Keith Wallace and an essay by W. Jackson Rushing.

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Teresa Marshall – A Bed to the Bones


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Published:
8 pages

This foldout brochure / poster was published on the occasion of the exhibition A Thousand Miles of Dust and Ashes by artist Lucy Pullen, held at the Contemporary Art Gallery from March 14 to April 27, 2003.

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Lucy Pullen – A Thousand Miles of Dust and Ashes


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Published:
86 pages

Headlines And Last Lines In The Movies was published on the occasion of an installation within the exhibition of the same name by Stefan Brüggemann presented at the Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York from February 27th to April 10th, 2010. The publication contains an introduction by Enrique Giner de los Ríos and the essay Beginning Of Writing by Glenn O’Brian. Each copy of this edition – limited to 500 – is numbered and signed by the artist.

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Stefan Brüggemann – Headlines And Last Lines In The Movies


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Published:
16 pages

This catalouge was published on the occasion of the exhibition It’s Not Over ‘Til The Fat Lady Sings. by Jessica Stockholder at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from September 1st to the 26th, 1987. The publication contains an essay my Mark Holmes.

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Jessica Stockholder – It’s Not Over ‘Til The Fat Lady Sings.


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Published:
4 pages

This out of print booklet was published on the occasion of the exhibition Portrait Wall & Other Works at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver from March 18th to April 29th, 1995 and contains an essay by Keith Wallace.

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Phillip McCrum – Portrait Wall & Other Works


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Published:
16 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition by artist Dan Graham at the Contemporary Art Gallery from September 24 to November 15, 2003. The publication contains essays by Reid Shier and Ian Wallace.

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Dan Graham


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Published:
15 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition by artist Pascal Grandmaison at the Contemporary Art Gallery from November 21, 2003 to January 4, 2004. The publication contains an essay by Reid Shier.

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Pascal Grandmaison


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Published:
8 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition mm, Studio by artist Jemima Stehli at the Contemporary Art Gallery from May 9 to June 29, 2003. The publication contains an essay by Catherine Thomas.

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Jemima Stehli – mm, Studio


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Published:
18 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition Gasoline Rainbows by artists Eli Bornowsky, Geoffrey Farmer, Eli Langer, Derek Sullivan, Kika Thorne and Holly Ward at the Contemporary Art Gallery from January 26 to March 18, 2007. The publication contains an essay by Jenifer Papararo.

This product is an ebook pdf file, as the print version of this book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

When you purchase this product you will receive the ebook pdf by email with your receipt, you may also make additional downloads of the pdf file by clicking on the ‘shopping cart’ symbol on the top right on this website, log into your account with your username and password, then click on ‘My Orders’then go to ‘Your Downloads’.

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Gasoline Rainbows – ebook (pdf file)


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Published:
13 pages

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition by artist Randy Anderson at the Contemporary Art Gallery from October 28 to November 22, 1986. The publication contains an introduction by curator Christine Elving and an essay by Arni Runar Haraldsson.

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Randy Anderson


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Published:
10 pages

This booklet accompanied the exhibition Hero by Randall Anderson at the Contemporary Art Gallery from February 8 to March 2, 1991. The publication contains an essay by Bill Jeffries.

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Randall Anderson – Hero


$5.00

Published: 04/1987
10 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Trigger by Katherine Knight, Sandra Meigs and Colette Urban held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, from June 2nd to 27th, 1987. The publication contains an essay by curator Allyson Clay.

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Katherine Knight, Sandra Meigs, Colette Urban – Trigger


$6.00

Published: 04/1985
20 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition VoiceOver by Kati Campbell, Sara Diamond, Amy Jones and Ingrid Koenig at the Convertible Showroom and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, from September 3rd to 28th, 1985. The publication contains text contributions by guest curator Helga Pakasaar and Merike Talve.

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Kati Campbell, Sara Diamond, Amy Jones, Ingrid Koenig – VoiceOver


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Published:
48 pages

This book was published on the occasion of an exhibition by Carol Wainio at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, from April 12th to May 4th, 1991. The publication contains an introduction by Bill Jeffries as well as a text contribution by Serge Bérard, written in English and French.

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Carol Wainio


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Published:
40 pages

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Modus Operandi by Ginette Legaré and Louise Nogushi from July 6th to August 20th, 1996 at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and from November 5th to December 30th, 1996 at the Canadian Embassy Gallery in Tokyo. The publication contains a foreword by Geraldine Parent, an introduction by Keith Wallace and an essay by Michèle Thériault.

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Ginette Legaré, Louise Nogushi – Modus Operandi


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Published:
16 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of an exhibition by Robert Linsley held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, from April 1st to 26th, 1986. The publication contains essays by Christine Elving and Mark Harris.

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Robert Linsley


$5.00

Published:
21 pages

This catalogue was published on the occasion of an exhibition of paintings and drawings by David MacWilliam held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, from October 1st to 24th, 1987. The publication contains an essay by curator Christine Elving.

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David MacWilliam – Paintings and Drawings: 1985 – 1987


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This artist’s book is the final part of a photographic work, the first three parts of which were installations. The book consists of twelve fold-outs with text by the artist. Bancroft posits a concern with the landscape as an individual creates it through her/his own history and imagination. The bookwork reflects the impulse to interrupt a smooth narrative reading.

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Marian Penner Bancroft – TWO PLACES AT ONCE: Transfigured Wood Part 4


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Published:
35 pages

Burning Bush was published on the occasion of the exhibition by the same name held at Artspeak, September 9 to October 15, 2005. Speculating on belief, Kevin Schmidt’s video Burning Bush and Juan Gaitan’s essay Doubt as an Optical Illusion, instigate discussions around faith, disbelief and humanity. Schmidt’s extended landscape portrait of a burning bush intermingles religious, political and art historical mythologies to point to the languages, both visual and textual, of doctrine. In the staging of a miracle, the bush assumes a kind of faltering breath, a sense of possibility. If the bush is indeed “a sleeping life,” Burning Bush awakens in the viewer the prospect of humanistic consideration. Schmidt’s and Gaitan’s investigations are pertinent given the ongoing disasters reported on daily: New Orleans’ sinking, Iraq’s continued bedlam, environmental disaster, terror. In this climate of physical and philosophical crisis, miracles gain possibility, potency and even efficacy. They can ask us to suspend our (dis)belief and bear witness to the world. Burning Bush extends an invitation to meditate on aesthetic, cultural, political and spiritual references, offering the potential of sublime wonder and growth.

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Kevin Schmidt – Burning Bush


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Published:
730 pages

This publication is based on an online project by renowned UK artist, writer and theater director Tim Etchells.
Throughout 2011, Vacuum Days created online announcements like playbills for a rolling programme of imaginary events. Spelled out in overzealous capitals and small print, the project web site was updated each day in a process of call and response with unfolding political situations and events.
In this published version of Vacuum Days, Etchells’ explores the zone of sensationalist media, news-as-pornography, hyped-up current affairs, Internet spam, twitter gossip and tabloid headlines. Vacuum Days – a Dadaist year book of sorts – conjures a set of caustic, far-fetched, unlikely, absurd and uncomfortable performances, lectures, contests, fights, film screenings and other forms of public display.

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Tim Etchells – Vacuum Days


$40.00

Published:
144 pages

This publication is the first artist’s substantial monograph, covering the past 10 ten years. Born in 1967 in Glasgow, Nathan Coley is interested in the idea of “public” space, and his practice explores the ways in which architecture becomes invested—and reinvested—with meaning. Across a range of media Coley investigates what the built environment reveals about the people it surrounds and how the social and individual response to it is in turn culturally conditioned. Using the readymade as a means to take from and re-place in the world, Coley addresses the ritual forms we use to articulate our beliefs—from hand-held placards and erected signs to religious sanctuaries. Whether highlighting in illuminated letters the testimony of a New Yorker recalling the World Trade Center attacks or erasing the names of the dead from their gravestones, his work frequently turns the specific into the general, thereby testing its function as a form of social representation; simply, does this aphorism, this gravestone, this building, speak on my behalf?

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Nathan Coley – A Place Beyond Belief


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Published:
48 pages

Based on an interview between Aurélien Froment and Werner Herzog in Los Angeles in 2008, this publication focuses on the image of the ship on the hill, which symbolises Fitzcarraldo’s plot and the myth that has surrounded the film and its production.

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Aurélien Froment – like the cow jumped over the moon


$30.00

Published:
48 pages

Pulmo Marina is a film and a publication. It is the story of a living creature that was raised for display behind a window in a tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, California. Then it has been filmed and projected onto the big screen and now it is fractioned in discrete units printed on paper. It is the story of a living form which is always the same, always different.

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Aurélien Froment – Pulmo Marina


$50.00

Published:
368 pages

With his participation in the biennials of Paris, Venice and São Paulo, Jürgen Partenheimer is one of the most important German artists working today. With critical intelligence, Jürgen Partenheimer measures and maps the free space of art and its practice, which must constantly be redefined. As the artist’s physical and psychological “storedom”, the “archive” unites memories with the present and the individual with cultural recollection.

This book- designed in close collaboration with the artist – sheds light on various aspects of Partenheimer’s multifaceted oeuvre that combines constructive elements of Minimal Art with lyrical intensity.

The publication contains text contributions by authors representing a variety of disciplines, written in German and English, they include Anne Carson, Lebogang Mashile, Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, Rudi Fuchs and Nigel Prince.

In 2014, the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, the Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg, the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, and the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver will present thematic exhibitions of Jürgen Partenheimer’s work.

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Jürgen Partenheimer – Das Archiv / The Archive


$70.00

Published:
256 pages

Lauded by photographers, artists and critics for his influence on the contemporary generation of art photographers, James Welling has created beautiful and uncompromising photographs for over thirty-five years. James Welling: Monograph offers an indispensible resource for those who are interested in this artist’s remarkable, foundational practice. Published to accompany James Welling: Monograph, a traveling exhibition organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and curated by James Crump, this large-scale catalogue presents over 250 images, including important early and iconic works from the 1970’s to the present and provides the most thorough presentation of the artist’s work to date. Among an extensive introductory essay by James Crump, this monograph also includes text contributions by Mark Godfrey and Thomas Seelig, and an interview by Eva Respini, Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at the MoMA.

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James Welling – Monograph


$35.00

Published:
200 pages

TIME PEOPLE MONEY CRICKETS is LA based artist Mungo Thomson’s first monograph. The book is published by the Contemporary Art Gallery and SITE Santa FE and accompanies the exhibitions with the same name at SITE Santa Fe in February 23, 2013 to May 19, 2013 and at the Contemporary Art Gallery in 2015. Mungo Thomson has also exhibited at the Contemporary Art Gallery from October 1, 2013 to January 12, 2014 with Negative Space, an off-site work at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada Line.

Mungo Thomson works conceptually in various media, such as video, film, sculpture and printed matter, he addresses the voids that exist within culture, the gaps, digressions and mistakes that exist and surround institutional space and everyday life.

TIME PEOPLE MONEY CRICKETS provides an insight into Mungo Thomson’s work produced during the past several years. The book illustrates various projects such as Thomson’s ongoing project from 2009, TIME, a series of drawings based on the evolution of the logo of Time Magazine and a series of large mirrors based on specific covers of the magazine. Another ongoing project is PEOPLE, Thomson produced a full-glossy magazine based on People Magazine that contains images of visitors looking at art in art exhibitions but with the art removed through Photoshop, these magazines are free takeaways during the exhibition. Lastly, CRICKETS is Thomson’s collaboration with composer Michael Webster and consists of a transcription of field recordings of crickets from around the world created into a musical score for a 17-person orchestra.

The publication contains an introduction by Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director and Chief Curator at SITE Santa FE, an interview with the artist and Nigel Prince, Executive Director at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and an essay by Martin Herbert. The publication contains 150 colour images.

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Mungo Thomson – TIME PEOPLE MONEY CRICKETS


$12.00

Published:
63 pages

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition French Kiss from December 13, 1997 to January 31, 1998. The following artists are included in the exhibition and publication: Ghada Amer, Jean-Sylvain Bieth, Bernard Lallemand, Dany Leriche and Patrick Raynaud.

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FRENCH KISS


$7.00

Published:
24 pages

This publication was published on the occasion of the exhibition Sandra Meigs: Dummies from May 17 to June 28, 1997. This book contains an essay by Barbara Fischer.

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Sandra Meigs – DUMMIES


$10.00

Published:
63 pages

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Claudia Hart: Dr. Faustie’s Guide to Real Estate from September 7 to October 19, 1996.

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Claudia Hart – NOT AN ANGEL


$9.00

Published:
47 pages

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibitions NEUTRAL/BRAKES/STEERING at the Agnes Etherington Art Center from November 12 to December 24, 1998, and 22 oz. THUNDERBOLT at the Contemporary Art Gallery from March 27 to May 8, 1999. The publication contains an essay by Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher.

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Jayce Salloum – untitled


$12.00

Published:
23 pages

This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Wanda Koop: See Everything/See Nothing from February 14 to March 21, 1998 by the Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver and contains an essay by Robin Laurence.

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Wanda Koop – see everything/see nothing


$6.00

Published:
21 pages

This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Landon Mackenzie : Saskatchewan Paintings from December 16, 1995 to February 3, 1996 by the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and contains an essay by Charlotte Townsend-Gault.

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Landon Mackenzie – Saskatchewan Paintings


$7.00

Published:
27 pages

This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Daniel Congdon from November 13 to December 23, 1999 and contains an essay by Shep Steiner.

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Daniel Congdon


$25.00

Published:
272 pages

This richly illustrated book documents Indian-Thai Artist Navin Rawanchaikul’s solo and collaborative projects he completed between 1993 to 1999. The publication contains texts, photographs, correspondence, video stills, drawings, comic strips and inserted objects: a postcard, a piece of cloth, a post-it paper with the question “what is art?” in the artist’s handwriting and a comic book published on the occasion of the Sydney Biennale in 1998.

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Navin Rawanchaikul – COMM…


$50.00

Published:
146 pages

This rare now ‘out of print’ publication was published on the occasion of the exhibition MIKE NELSON : I, IMPOSTOR, created for the British Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venecia, and includes an essay by Dan Cameron. Book concept by Mike Nelson and design by Secondary Modern.

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Mike Nelson – British Pavilion


$45.00

Published:
108 pages

This artist bookwork is published on the occasion of the exhibition space that saw (platform for a performance in two parts) by Mike Nelson, a site-specific installation at a former cabaret theatre and dining hall located at Gartenstrasse 6 in the district Berlin-Mitte, which opened in 1905 and closed in 1934.

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Mike Nelson – space that saw (platform for a performance in two parts)


$10.00

Published:
31 pages

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Visual Stimulants that presented the work of three artists Angela Leach, Ken Singer and Jeremy Stanbridge at the Contemporary Art Gallery from September 9 to October 21, 2000. This publication contains a text by curator Keith Wallace.

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Visual Stimulants


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Published:
93 pages

This book was published in conjunction with the exhibitions Stores presented at the Contemporary Art Gallery from February 26th to April 8th, 2000, and Deep Woods, presented at the Art Gallery of York University from May 28th to September 24th, 2000. This publication contains texts by Nancy Tousley, Lucy Hogg and Reid Shier.

OUT OF PRINT – Reference copies are available in the CAG – Abraham Rogatnick Library. Please email: contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca for more information and to make an appointment to use the library.

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Liz Magor


$35.00

Published: 10/2010
114 pages

Edited by Rachel Hooper, Gail Kirkpatrick, Heike Munder. Text by Sylvère Lotringer.
In her photography, videos and installations, Josephine Meckseper (born 1964) sets images of political activism—photographs of demonstrations, newspaper cuttings—against twinkling consumer goods and advertising motifs. This publication concentrates on a new series of works, such as the installation Ten High (2007) in which silver mannequins bear anti-war slogans.

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Josephine Meckseper


$25.00

Published:
45 pages

This book was published on the occasion of the launch of the Time Top Project public art work created by Jerry Pethick in October 2006 which was commissioned by Concord Pacific Group Inc. The publication contains a pull out booklet with a text by Margaret Pethick and a comic strip drawn by Neil Wedman. The publication contains an essay by Scott Watson and a forward by Jack Jeffrey.

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Jerry Pethick – Time Top Project


$30.00

Published:
110 pages

This publication is produced in conjunction with Erin Shirreff: Available Light, curated by Sandra Dyck and Jan Allen and presented at the Carleton University Art Gallery and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and Erin Shirreff: Pictures, curated by Jenifer Papararo and presented at the Contemporary Art Gallery. It includes essays by Sandra Dyck and Jan Allen and an interview with the artist by Jenifer Papararo.

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Erin Shirreff


$25.00

Published:
83 pages

This full colour publication features an introduction by Ben Tufnell and an essay by Douglas Fogle, and was published on the occasion of the exhibition Photoworks, June 7 to August 25, 2012 by Haunch of Venison, London.

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Nancy Holt – Photoworks


$20.00

Published:
183 pages

This publication accompanied the exhibition Sarah Browne, How To Use Fools Gold which was exhibited at the CAG, Ikon Gallery UK and Project Art Centre, Dublin and includes commissioned essays by Tessa Giblin, Curator of Visual Arts, Project Arts Centre, Dublin and artist Jeremy Millar, plus texts by graphic designer Chris Lee and anthropologist Marshall Sahlins.

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Sarah Browne – How To Use Fool’s Gold


$20.00

Published:
87 pages

This intimate publication focuses on Frances Stark’s pivotal feature length video My Best Thing, a digital video animation, which traces the development of two sexual encounters that progress into conversations about film, literature, art, collaboration and subjectivity.

British curator Mark Godfrey captures the density of this recent work by Stark with an in-depth essay Twenty-First Century Art which considers the artist’s use of online sex-chat rooms as vehicles for her creative process. Godfrey addresses Stark’s resolve in representing her broad and at times clashing interests from her recently found enthusiasm for the controversial dancehall musician Beenie Man to her homage for the highly respected feminist painter Sylvia Sleigh. In conveying the complexity of her interests Stark manages to imbue these commonly disparaged internet sites, as well as their users, with positive, productive and social characteristics. In Stark’s depiction, as Godfrey states, “strangers meet, communicate, share ideas rather than brand preferences, and change how each one sees the world.”

This book is co-published by Koenig Books, London, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and the Walter Philips Gallery, Banff on the occasion of the exhibition of My Best Thing at Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (Sept. 24 – Dec.11, 2011) and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (Feb. 3 – Apr. 8, 2012).

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Frances Stark – My Best Thing


$22.00

Published:
70 pages

This catalogue is the first publication devoted entirely to the work of Robert Orchardson, and includes a text by Matthew Rampley, and accompanies the Contemporary Art Gallery exhibition, Robert Orchardson, Endless façade, November 17, 2011 to January 15, 2012 and  Endless façade at Ikon Gallery February 23 to April 25, 2011. Co-produced with Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK.

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Robert Orchardson – Endless façade


$15.00

Published:
111 pages

Sarah Browne developed the artwork Lebensreform in Leitrim through a residency at Leitrim Sculpture Center, Ireland. Her work has been supported through Rhyzom, a collaborative research network funded by the European Commission. This publication includes contributions from Jackie McKenna, DBC Pierre aka Peter Finlay, Ullrich Kochel, Ronnie Close among others.

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Sarah Browne – Lebensreform in Leitrim


$5.00

Published:
16 pages

This publication was produced to coincide with the exhibiton In The Near Future by Sharon Hayes, April 8 to June 5, 2011 at the Contemporary Art Gallery. Designed by The Future with texts by Jenifer Papararo and Nigel Prince.

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Sharon Hayes – In The Near Future


$5.00

Published:
16 pages

This publication was produced to coincide with the exhibition Beyond Guilt – The Trilogy by Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir, April 8 to June 5, 2011 at the Contemporary Art Gallery. Designed by The Future with texts by Jenifer Papararo and Nigel Prince.

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Ruti Sela + Maayan Amir – Beyond Guilt,The Trilogy


$7.00

Published:
16 pages

UNDERTHESUN, an artist publication by Roy Arden. was produced as part of his solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery, the publication documents the majority of the nearly one hundred works on view. It serves as a representation and record of the exhibition, as well as provides the artist with an opportunity to formally reconsider the excess of images, his reasons for selecting them and their relational context. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Roy Arden UNDERTHESUN at the CAG, January 28 to March 27, 2011. Photography by Scott Massey. Design Roy Arden and Mark Timmings.

Mimicking commercial advertising layouts, Arden’s design is a cacophony of colour and image. The publication has a refined newspaper-like quality. Printed on large broadsheets folded down to loose sheets, each page opens into individual collage posters.

This publication was made possible with support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program. The exhibition was sponsored by The Hamber Foundation.

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UNDERTHESUN – Roy Arden


$10.00

Published:
116 pages

STILL LIFE was published in conjunction with the exhibition Triumphant Carrot: The Persistence of Still Life, and contains essays by Evan Lee, Jenifer Papararo and Trevor Mahovsky. Jenifer Papararo looks at the continued relevance of this genre and its relation to the development of the avant-garde. Also included are texts by two of the artists in the exhibition. Trevor Mahovsky draws parallels between recent theoretical interests in the everyday and the value of still life; and Evan Lee uses the dollar store to discuss the complex relations between the consumption of objects and what a still life represents.

 

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STILL LIFE


$18.00

Published:
94 pages

This publication was produced from the exhibition An Invitation to An Infiltration, held at the Contemporary Art Gallery as part of the Cultural Olympiad Vancouver 2010, January 21 – February 28, 2010.  The publication was assembled by Dexter Sinister. Contributions are included by Fia Backstrom, Lucy Clout, Hadley+Maxwell, Jonathan Middleton, Dexter Sinister, Holly Ward and Jordan Wolfson. The exhibition was curated by Eric Fredericksen. The publication includes the essay: Contemporary Art Versus Its Envelope by Thomas Crow.

The publication was edited by Jenifer Papararo, proofread by Snowden Snowden, variously designed by the exhibition’s participants, assembled by Dexter Sinister, and coordinated by them together with Jeff Khonsary who printed the monochrome pages on Pacon Sulphite Paper using a RISO 3750 stencil printer at the Fillip offices in Vancouver, and who outsourced the lithographic colour pages to B & L Printworks, then collated and bound the lot in-house with Erin Marranca.

The covers are cut from strips of the screen printed wallpaper Bronzé by Dexter Sinister (2010) displayed in the gallery windows during the exhibition An Invitation to An Infiltration. The pattern of linked rings extends the extant range of heraldic cross-hatching, a medieval system for representing colour in black and white.

The half-title page is cut from one of three different colour variations of the poster produced for, and exhibited within, the exhibition by Jonathan Middleton as part of the work, Strange, the first time I’ve known of a Piano with Four legs. (Hey! I keep fallin’ Down). The publication also includes an audio CD of the work GAME-SET-MATCH by Fia Backstrom. Photography by Aquiles Ascencion and Scott Massey.

The exhibition was co-presented by Contemporary Art Gallery and VANOC and was sponsored by the British Columbia Arts Council under the Unique Opportunities program.

 

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An Invitation To An Infiltration


$40.00

Published:
232 pages

Picturing 100 works made between 1969 and 2009, this publication categorizes Kay Rosen’s language works according to six conceptual and formal strategies that the artist has regularly employed: colour, sound, “anti-grammar,” letters, systems and patterns, and graphics.

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AKAK – Kay Rosen


$15.00

Published:
63 pages

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Ireland Venice 2009, at the 53rd International Art Biennale, Venice, Italy curated by Caoimhin Corrigan. Ireland was represented by Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy and Kennedy Browne.
The publication includes essays by Tim Stott, Sarah Browne and J.K. Gibson-Graham. For more information go to: www.irelandvenice.ie.

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Sarah Browne – Ireland/Venice


$18.00

Published:
32 pages

This Contemporary Art Gallery publication was produced to coincide with Shannon Oksansen’s 2008 exhibition, Summerland. The publication includes the essay, A General Feel for Summerland by Jenifer Papararo and was designed by Jen Eby. The exhibition and the publication were sponsored by The Audain Foundation.

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Shannon Oksanen – SUMMERLAND


$20.00

Published:
50 pages

The publication A Model Society: Patterns and Thoughts contains Lopi knitting patterns that came from two years of conversation between the artist Sarah Browne and people living in Iceland. These knitting patterns contain some of the fragments of these discussions about Icelandic Society that were knitted into the fabric of sweaters and the book illustrates how to knit or adapt these sweaters for yourself. The project A Model Society was orginially commissioned by Site-ations International in 2006 and received further funding from the Arts Council of Ireland. Along with the knitting patterns this publication includes texts by Sarah Browne, Gisli Palsson, WV FanWriter and an interview conversation between Sarah Browne and Tim Moylan. Printed in a  limited edition of 300.

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Sarah Browne – A Model Society : Patterns and Thoughts


$36.00

Published:
48 pages

This publication on artist Stephen Waddell accompanied an exhibition in 2008 which was a survey of the artist’s paintings, photographic studies and film ranging from 1995 to 2008 and was curated by renowned artist Roy Arden. The publication includes a foreword by Christina Ritchie and critical texts written by Katrin Blum and Roy Arden with colour reproductions of 25 art works.

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Stephen Waddell


$22.00

Published:
72 pages

This catalogue, the first to be published on the work of Canadian collaborative team  FASTWÜRMS, accompanied their exhibition DONKY@NINJA@WITCH at The Contemporary Art Gallery in 2008. This colour catalogue DONKY@NINJA@WITCH features a text by Jenifer Papararo, and an interview by Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick.

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FASTWÜRMS – DONKY@NINJA@WITCH


$18.00

Published:
96 pages

This book was published on the occasion of Chris Gergley’s exhibition Copy Work held at the Contemporary Art Gallery on September 7 to November 8, 2007, curated by Jenifer Papararo.

This publication disregards the conventions of an exhibition catalogue instead mainly featuring texts by writers and art historians Steve Edwards, John O’Brian, and John Roberts, writer Maria Fusco, and curator Jenifer Papararo.

Contents:

Williamm Lake Price and James Mudd, The Shattered Utopia by Steve Edwards

Statistical Ruscha, or Watching the Village Watchman -by John o’Brian

Writing Out Failure by Jenifer Papararo

The Logis of Deflation: The Avant-Garde, Lomography and the Fate of the Photographic Snapshot by John Roberts

Window Strikes by Maria Fusco

The publication is designed by Rodney Sanches and printed on Mohawk Superfine, 70lb Eggshell Text (white), set in Minion and bound at Northwest Book Binding.

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Copy Work – Chris Gergley


$30.00

Published:
118 pages

This publication is published by Buchhandlung WaltherKönig, Köln in conjunction with the exhibition Loop at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and includes essays by Will Bradley, Adam Dudak, Friedemann Malsch and Jan Verwoert.

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Monika Sosnowska – LOOP


$25.00

Published:
183 pages

This issue of West Coast Line co-produced with the Contemporary Art Gallery was edited by Glen Lowry, Jenifer Papararo and Christina Ritchie presents new and commissioned work — images and text — by Antonia Hirsch, Steven Shearer, Donald Lawrence, Walter K. Lew, Celeste Olalquiga, Roy Arden, Erin Mouré, David Hoffos, Panya Clark Espinal, Bruce Baugh, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Michael Baers, Will Garret-Petts, Daniel Barrow, Denise Oleksijczuk, and Ernie Kroeger. Engaging the vernacular—word, image, performance, cultural history, space and memory — as practice and location is the thematic basis of the issue.

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Staging Vernaculars – West Coast Line 50


$15.00

Published:
50 pages

This pocket sized, double sided, hardback cloth bound bookwork by artist Euan Macdonald brings together texts by Shevill Mathers, an amateur astronomer and Bill Bingham, an amateur historian. The publication was produced to coincide with the exhibition You are My Nebula/You are my Sunshine by Euan Macdonald at the Contemporary Art Gallery, December 1, 2006 to January 14, 2007. The bookwork is one of three works commissioned for the Contemporary Art Gallery. The book is composed in Hoefler Text & Times and printed on 115 gsm Yu Long paperstock.

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Euan MacDonald – You Are My Nebula / You Are My Sunshine


$35.00

Published:
48 pages

This catalogue documents Myfanwy MacLeod’s first institutional solo exhibition,  Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, at the Contemporary Art Gallery, January 20 to February 26, 2006. The publication includes essays by Francis McKee, An Empire of Ruins and Jenifer Papararo, New Icons of the Pastoral and an interview with the artist and Connie Butler.

 Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, was sponsored in part by Glenfiddoch Distilleries.

 

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Myfanwy MacLeod – Where I Lived, And What I Lived For,


$14.00

Published:
106 pages

ALEX MORRISON – GIVING THE STORY A TREATMENT is published by Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main With a text by Lars Bang Larsen and an interview by Jeff Derksen, with texts in English and German. Giving the Story a Treatment is the first comprehensive publication on the Canadian artist Alex Morrison (*1971). 

In his documentations of youth lifestyles, particularly the culture of skaters, Alex Morrison questions to what extent sub-cultural expressions can be considered authentic, especially in the face of strategies of staging and their commercialization by the media. The renowned Canadian writer Jeff Derksen and Danish art critic Lars Bang Larsen contribute penetrating perspectives into Morrison’s work, linking it in a historical continuum with activist moments of recent history and contemporary events.

(…) I have always been interested in what forms radical or sub-cultural activities will inhabit once they eventually make their debut upon the greater cultural field. Perhaps, in these new forms, the message becomes buried under commodification and the particularities of critique lost through the move towards a greater generality and appeal to the largest demographic. In Free Room one question I sought to ask was: are these forms capable of carrying a viable critique? Or in simpler terms: which is more effective, direct action or cultural production? (Alex Morrison)

Published with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Foreign Affairs Canada and Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

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Alex Morrison – Giving the Story a Treatment


$20.00

Published:
64 pages

This publication was produced to coincide with the exhibition Damian Moppett: The Visible Work, curated by Jenifer Papararo, held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, March 18 to April 24, 2005The publication was designed by Damian Moppett and Timmings & Debay (original design concept based on Nova Scotia Series: Source Materials of the Contemporary Arts, ed. by Benjamin H.D. Buchloch. In particular Carl Andre, Hollis Frampton: 12 Dialogues 1962-1963 (Halifax, NS: The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and New York University Press, 1982). The publication contains essays by Jenifer Papararo, John Welchman and Nathaniel Heisler.

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Damian Moppett – The Visible Work


$30.00

Published:
47 pages

This beautifully designed and important publication on the work of Christopher Williams was produced to coincide with his exhibition curated by Claudia Beck at the Contemporary Art Gallery in January 13 – March 6, 2005. It includes a forward by Christina Ritchie , an essay by John Miller Mechanization takes command: Modernization, Terminable and interminable and an additional pull out essay Some References for Christopher Williams by Claudia Beck.

The publication like William’s work, is part straightforward exhibition catalogue and also part bookwork directed by Williams and impeccably designed by Yvonne Quirmbach.

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Christopher Williams – Archäologie Beaux Arts Ethnography Théâtre-Vérité


$22.00

Published:
44 pages

This publication was produced to coincide with the exhibition Steven Shearer, November 19 to January 9, 2005 at the Contemporary Art Gallery. Designed by Steven Shearer and Julian Gosper. Includes a colour poster.

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Steven Shearer


$20.00

Published:
31 pages

This publication was produced to coincide with Supernatural, an exhibition curated by Roy Arden featuring the work of Neil Campbell and Beau Dick, 12 March to 25 April 2004 at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

The work of these two artists would at first appear to be quite different. However, Supernatural proposes that we look beyond the obvious differences and examine some commonalities of intention, technique, and effect. In part, Supernatural aims to question the aesthetic apartheid that usually consigns First Nations art to the anthropological museum, providing an opportunity for serious consideration of the relationships between cultures and their traditions.

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Neil Campbell & Beau Dick – Supernatural


$15.00

Published:
96 pages

This publication accompanies the exhibition Catalogue by Ron Terada, curated by Reid Shier and presented at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, November 20, 2003 to January 3, 2004. The publication includes texts by Michael Darling, Jens Hoffmann, Reid Shier and Kelly Wood, design and drawings by Julian Gosper.

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Ron Terada – Catalogue


$15.00

Published:
177 pages

Issue #28, Public – Art/Culture/Ideas – edited by Reid Shier and William Wood – includes a music CD. Contributors: Rodney Graham, Phillip McCrum, Althea Thauberger, Michael Turner, Geoffrey Farmer, Marina Roy, Michael Euyung Oh, William Wood, Ron Terada, Steven Shearer, Kevin Schmidt, Peter Culley, Reid Shier, Peter Mahovsky, Peter Hudson, Neil Wedman, Amy Pederson. Co-published with the CAG and Public Access, journal of contemporary cultural issues.

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Public #28: Satan Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas


$15.00

Published:
47 pages

Cabin Photographs was published to coincide with the exhibition by Scott McFarland at the Contemporary Art Gallery from May 9 to June 29, 2003. The publication includes the essays; Lavender Oil by Reid Shier, To The Management by William Wood and Coastal Cabin, A Consideration of the Rustic by Owen Kydd and Scott McFarland. and a forward by Christina Ritchie.

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Scott McFarland – Cabin Photographs


$10.00

Published:
47 pages

This exhibition catalogue documents James Carl’s 2003 exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and Open Space, Victoria. The publication includes an essay by Robin Peck, and Christina Ritchie’s interview with the artist. The publication also includes a text contribution from Margrét H. Blöndal, a biography, and a number of exceptional full-page colour images of the artworks and installations.

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James Carl – Plot


$10.00

Published:
79 pages

Published in 2003 by The Contemporary Art Gallery and Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland this publication: Martin Boyce, This Place is Dreaming includes an  interview between the artist and Vancouver writer Douglas Coupland and an essay Dead Modern by Douglas Coupland. Also included is an essay Sneaky Feelings by Raymond Macdonald.

This publication accompanied the two exhibitions, Our Love is like the Earth, the Sun, the Trees and the Birth, at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, January 17 to March 2, 2003 and Our Love is like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea and the Hours at Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland,  November 22, 2002 to January 19, 2003.

 

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Martin Boyce – This Place is Dreaming


$20.00

Published:
119 pages

The book is based on a monumental-sized print of the south side of 100 West Hastings by Stan Douglas. Douglas created a 66 x 427 cm panorama of epic scope, photographing each building and compositing the individual prints to assume a fantastic, impossible perspective. The print is reproduced in the book as a removable full-colour poster. The book is a homage to Ed Ruscha’s fold-our book Every Building on Sunset Strip, 1966.

Edited by Reid Shier, with essays by Denise Blake Oleksijczuk, Neil Smith and Jeff Derksen, Jeff Sommers and Nick Blomley. This publication was also produced to coincide with the exhibition Journey Into Fear by Stan Douglas, September 12 to November 3, 2002 at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

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Stan Douglas – Every Building on 100 West Hastings


$20.00

Published:
32 pages

This publication accompanied the exhibition The Blacking Factory, Geoffrey Farmer curated by Reid Shier at the Contemporary Art Gallery from June 21 to August 11, 2002. The publication includes essays by Nanaimo based poet and critic Peter Culley and Reid Shier, with an introduction by Christina Ritchie and a letter of apology from Geoffrey Farmer (included below). The book includes two colour posters.

Letter of Apology

Dear Contemporary Art Gallery:

I am writing this letter to apologize for the apparent reduced form of this project as compared to my previous work:

1. First of all instead of producing a stack of hundreds of prop newspapers and having them available for people to take away, I found one in the back of a prop house in a cardboard box. (See page xx)

2. I had promised to actually blow out the east gallery windows, but due to time constraints, budgetary concerns, crew expenses (Fire engine $110/hour, Firefighter $65/hour, Officer $80/hour) and permits (Fees for a hydrant permit: $160.50) I was forced to have the explosion digitally created from a still photograph at GVFX and although they did a great job in creating the effect they used blue smoke instead of the green smoke that I had asked for. (Also I had asked to blow only one of the windows out, and they blew all of them out.)

3. I also had wanted the Trailer to be full of props, sets and research material which referred to Charles Dickens (hence the name The Blacking Factory) but was unable to complete this part of the project due to a couple of factors which I can not go into here because they are philosophical and personal.

4. I was also going to hire a crew to come in and age the exterior of the gallery using Soy Sauce (an industry standard) but I was unable to get permission to do this from the Strata of the building.

5. There was some talk of having 10,000 children march through the gallery in a single line but this was deemed not feasible.

6. I had also wanted to produce the musical Oliver using the staff of theContemporaryArtGallery as the main characters but the time commitment for this was unreasonable and the willingness of the staff was an issue.

I also wanted to apologize to the staff if I seemed stiff or detached during the installation it was only a way to protect myself emotionally and psychologically as the production of this piece was very time consuming and we ran into a lot of technical problems in trying to make the Trailer look real.

I hope that we will have the opportunity of working together again in the future.

Sincerely,

Geoffrey Farmer

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Geoffrey Farmer – The Blacking Factory


$25.00

Published:
44 pages

This publication was a joint project of the Contemporary Art Gallery, The Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Kamloops Art Gallery to accompany the touring exhibition Dream Home by Renée Van Halm. The publication includes the essay How To Colour by The Office for Soft Architecture and an essay by Sherry McKay.

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Renée Van Halm – Dream Home


$15.00

Published:
47 pages

This publication was produced to coincide with Firminy , an exhibition featuring the work of Arni Haraldsson, December 7, 2001  to February 10, 2002 at the Contemporary Art Gallery.

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Arni Haraldsson – Firminy


$20.00

Published:
32 pages

This exhibition catalogue was published on the occasion of Brian Jungen’s exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery from July 28 to September 23, 2001. The catalogue includes essays by Scott Watson and Lindsay Brown with a forward by Keith Wallace.

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Brian Jungen


$15.00

Published:
39 pages

Published on the occasion of the opening of the Contemporary Art Gallery in its new facility and the exhibition Ken Lum, May 4 to July 14, 2001. This publication features a forward by Keith Wallace, and essay Untitled(Ken) by Michael Turner.

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Ken Lum


$16.00

Published:
46 pages

This is a publication on Ed Pien’s two exhibitions Beyond Here, at The Contemporary Art Gallery and Transverser Vers at The Kamloops Art Gallery. Beyond Here, produced specifically for the Contemporary Art Gallery, was an installation that was both an inviting and unsettling experience. Transverser Vers, was a monumental installation that spoke to the unmediated narrative about the depths of memory and the corridors of fear.

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Ed Pien


$15.00

Published:
27 pages

Published on the occasion of the opening of the Contemporary Art Gallery in its new facility and the exhibition Germaine Koh, May 4 to July 14, 2001. This publication features a forward by Keith Wallace, and essay Immanent Domain by Laura U. Marks.

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Germaine Koh


$8.00

Published:
40 pages

This publication was produced to coincide with 3 separate exhibitions by Kelly Mark, 9 to 5 presented at the Art Gallery of Hamilton from January 15 to April 2, 2000, Messages at the Hamilton Artist’s Inc. January 7 -February 5, 2000, and [four lines and a fifth line drawn through them] at the Contemporary Art Gallery from April 15 – May 27, 2000.

 

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Kelly Mark


$7.00

Published: 01/2000
22 pages

This book was produced on the occasion of the exhibition Quick aging pivoting city, curated by Petra Watson for the Contemporary Art Gallery at January 8 to February 19, 2000. It contains the essay Imaginary Displacement and the Facts of Metaphor by Petra Watson.

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Eleanor Bond – Quick aging pivoting city


$10.00

Published:
32 pages

This publication was produced on the occasion of the exhibition Nations in Urban Landscapes held at the Contemporary Art Gallery, October 28 to December 9, 1995 and at Oboro, Montreal in 1994. It includes texts by Marcia Crosby “Nations in Urban Landscapes” and “Lines, Lineage and Lies, or Borders, Boundaries and Bullshit” and Paul Chaat Smith “From Lake Geneva to the Finland Station” and includes a preface by Keith Wallace.

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Nations in Urban Landscapes


$12.00

Published:
30 pages

This publication was published on the occasion of the exhibition Wana-na-wang-ong by Rebecca Belmore from October 30 to November 27, 1993 at the Contemporary Art Gallery. The publication includes an essay, ‘The Language of Place’ by Lee-Ann Martin and poetry by Florene Belmore. The publication was printed in an edition of 500 on Speckletone Oatmeal text and Kiana Natural text and cover and designed by Alex Hass.

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Rebecca Belmore – Wana-Na-Wang-Ong


$22.00

Published:
97 pages

This publication was produced to coincide with the exhibition Some Detached Houses curated by Bill Jeffries, March 29 to April 22, 1989 at the Contemporary Art Gallery.This exhibition featured: Robin Collyer, Todd A Davis, Dan Graham, Bill Jones, Amy Jones, Robert Linsley, Warren Murfitt, Ed Ruscha, Margaret Naylor, Nancy Shaw, and Greg Snider. The publication features texts by Rodney Graham, Robert Kleyn, Robert Linsley, Jennifer Oille Sinclair, Robert Smithson, and Greg Snider.

OUT OF PRINT – Reference copies are available in the CAG – Abraham Rogatnick Library. Please email: contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca for more information and to make an appointment to use the library.

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Some Detached Houses


$0.00

Published:
96 pages

This exhibition catalogue was published on the occasion of the group exhibition hammertown which was presented in 2002 at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland in association with the Contemporary Art Gallery. This catalogue includes texts by Vancouver based author Michael Turner and curator Reid Sheir and features the work of eight west coast Canadian artists: Geoffrey Farmer, Brian Jungen, Euan Macdonald, Myfanwy MacLeod, Luanne Martineau, Damien Moppett, Shannen Oksanen, and Kevin Schmidt.

This publication is out of print. A copy can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick Library, email contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca if you wish to make an appointment for the library.

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Hammertown


$0.00

Published:
24 pages

bonus was published on the occasion of the 1997 group exhibition of the same name, featuring works by Damian Moppett, Howard Ursuliak and Kelly Wood. Curated by Roy Arden, this exhibition featured photographic works which reference the still life genre. The publication includes an essay by the curator, colour images, and a list of all works displayed in the exhibition.

OUT OF PRINT – Reference copies are available in the CAG – Abraham Rogatnick Library. Please email: contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca for more information and to make an appointment to use the library.

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bonus


$10.00

Published:
128 pages

Portrait is the third and final in a series that uses the petit genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture to reflect the CAG’s programming and to frame current tendencies in contemporary art. It includes texts by curator Glenn Alteen, film theorist Lisa Coulthard, art historian Gill Perry, and cultural theorist Helma Sawatzky, as well as a text by CAG curator Jenifer Papararo, and an interview with artist Elizabeth Zvonar. This publication includes the CAG exhibitions, Playing Homage, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun Neo-Native Drawings and Other Works, Elizabeth Zvonar On Time and Face Up.

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PORTRAIT


$10.00

Published:
127 pages

Landscape is the first in a series of three publications that used the petit genres of landscape, portraiture and still life to reflect programming at the Contemporary Art Gallery which framed tendencies in contemporary art. Contributing writers include Michael Turner and Jenifer Papararo, as well as interviews between Tim Gardner and Stephen Waddell, and bgl and Adrian Blackwell. This publication includes the CAG exhibitions Bgl,  Tim Gardner and Sentimental Journey.

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LANDSCAPE


$10.00

Published:
35 pages

This exhibition catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition Unterspiel cureated by Seamus Kealy and held at the Contemporary Art Gallery from July 1 to August 14, 2005. The exhibition and publication was co-produced with the Critical and Curatorial Studies Program at the University of British Columbia and Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Design by Jeff Khonsary.

OUT OF PRINT – Reference copies are available in the CAG – Abraham Rogatnick Library. Please email: contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca for more information and to make an appointment to use the library.

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