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Artist talk – Jochen Lempert.

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

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

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Artist talk - Jochen Lempert


Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition.

Jochen Lempert
Field Guide
May 7 to July 17, 2016
B. C. Binning and Alvin Balkind Galleries

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first major museum exhibition in Canada devoted to the celebrated German photographer Jochen Lempert. Trained as a biologist, Lempert photographs plants, animals and other natural phenomena with both scientific acumen and a poetic appreciation of natural beauty. His approach is scientific as well as humorous. Always working in black and white, his work engages with a diverse range of subjects and genres, ranging from everyday views to abstracted details. Photographic series alternate with single pictures, highly contrasted images with almost blank papers, through which multiple links and subtle associations are woven.

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Exhibition Opening | Jochen Lempert


SFU Philosopher’s Café: Art Salons with Curator, Shaun Dacey

Saturday, May 14, 3pm

Discussing the Jochen Lempert exhibition and Jérôme Havre’s photographic installation at the Yaletown Station.

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SFU Philosopher’s Café: Art Salons on Jérôme Havre & Jochen Lempert


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

Saturday, May 28, 12–3pm
Plant Patterns
Responding to Jochen Lempert’s photographs of flora and fauna participants will use crayons to create rubbings of leaves, feathers and other natural materials to create a collage. Guided, hands-on exploration of Beatty Biodiversity Museum fossils and specimens will also be offered.

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

We acknowledge the generous support of the Hamber Foundation for our Family Day program.

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Family Art Day | Plant Patterns


Nigel Prince
Saturday, May 28, 3pm
Join CAG Director, Nigel Prince for a guided tour of Jochen Lempert’s exhibition.

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Nigel Prince | Tour of exhibitions


Tommy Ting

Sunday, June 19, 3pm

Join artist Tommy Ting for a tour of the current exhibition in Mandarin.

Guided visits are open to the public, providing free opportunities to engage with exhibitions and develop new skills for interpreting contemporary art. We also encourage visits from primary and secondary schools, ESL groups, university and college students and community groups. For more information or to book a guided visit for your group, contact learning@contemporaryartgallery.ca or telephone 604 681 2700.

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Tommy Ting | Tour in Mandarin


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