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Free Family Days at the Gallery

Makiko Hara
Sunday, January 4, 3pm
A tour of the Shimabuku exhibition in Japanese led by curator Makiko Hara.




2015年1月4日(日)3時〜 参加費無料

Join us to tour the exhibition, ‘When Sky was Sea’ by renowned Japanese artist Shimabuku.

Vancouver based independent curator  Makiko Hara tours the exhibition in Japanese and English sharing her knowledge about the background of his artworks. See images and learn more about Shimabuku here:


Sunday, January 4, 3pm A tour of the Shimabuku exhibition in Japanese/english led by curator Makiko Hara.


Free Guided Visit in Japanese | Makiko Hara

Avelina Crespo
Saturday, January 10, 3pm
A tour of current exhibitions on display in Spanish led by artist Avelina Crespo.


Guided Visit in Spanish | Avelina Crespo

Lindsay Lachance
Sunday, January 11, 3pm
A guided visit of the exhibitions on display in French led by Lindsay Lachance.


Guided Visit in French | Lindsay Lachance

Thursday November 20, 7-10pm

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first large-scale survey exhibition in North America of work by renowned Japanese artist Shimabuku. Demonstrating the breadth of the artist’s practice, works reveal an essential correspondence to things elsewhere in a wider world, insisting on our grasp of the continuity that exists between art and (non-art) life. As he travels the world, interacting with strangers, and conversing with nature, Shimabuku instigates moments of poetry, humour and surprise.

November 21, 2014 to January 11, 2015
Read more here:

Shimabuku (1969, born in Kobe, Japan) lives and works in Berlin. Selected solo exhibitions include: Sea and Flowers, Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch, Berlin; City in the sea, Air de Paris, Paris; Flying Me, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2014); Something that Floats/Something that Sinks, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK and Noto, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2013); Leaves Swim, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain (2012); Man should try to avoid contact with alien life forms, Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’Île de Vassivière, Vassivière, France; On the water, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (2011); The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2009); DAAD galerie, Berlin; Wilkinson Gallery (2007); Swansea Jack Memorial Dog Swimming Competition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (2003); Then, I Decided To Give a Tour of Tokyo To the Octopus From Akashi, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (2002); America, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (1994).


Exhibition Opening | Shimabuku - When Sky was Sea

Ben Russell
Sunday, November 23, 7pm
Off-site: Burrard Marina Field House
1655 Whyte Avenue
In partnership with Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society, CAG presents a weekend of events with American experimental filmmaker Ben Russell. A 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and 2010 FIPRESCI award recipient, Russell’s films, installations, and performances foster a deep engagement with the history and semiotics of the moving image. He has toured worldwide with solo screenings and exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Viennale, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York and was named by Cinemascope in 2012 as one of the ‘50 Best Filmmakers Under 50’.
Russell will host a free Film Social, screening Renzo Martens’ Episode III: Enjoy Poverty, followed by an open conversation.
This will be followed by two events at Cineworks’ Howe Street studio on Monday November 24: a daytime master class on subject and frame in moving-image arts, followed by an artist talk and free public screening of A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness, a feature-length film collaboration between Ben Russell and Ben Rivers (UK). Places for both free events and the master class will be limited and will require booking. More information
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Fluid Frames is an ongoing series of screenings, socials and workshops with internationally renowned filmmakers co-organized by Cineworks and the CAG.


Cineworks & CAG | Fluid Frames: Filmmakers Series - Ben Russell


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