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April 1 to June 18, 2017
B. C. Binning and Alvin Balkind Galleries
Events Room, Window spaces
Off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station
Presented in partnership with Capture Photography Festival

Join us to celebrate the opening of the feature exhibition launching Capture Photography Festival 2017, Song of the Open Road.


Exhibition Opening - Song of the Open Road

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

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

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

Presented in partnership with Capture Photography Festival, 2017

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

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


Artist Talk - Greg Staats

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

Purchase tickets here

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Happy Hour with Vikky Alexander

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


Jas Lally | Curatorial behind the scenes tour

Kay Slater
Sunday, March 12, 3pm
Join artist Kay Slater for a guided tour in French.

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by British artist Haroon Mirza. Mirza has received
international acclaim for work that tests the interplay and friction between sound and light waves and electric current. Kinetic sculptures, performances and immersive installations purposefully cross wired. An advocate of interference (in the sense of electro-acoustic or radio disruption), he creates situations in which he describes his role as a composer, manipulating electricity, alive, invisible and volatile phenomenon calling on instruments as varied as household electronics, vinyl and turntables, LEDs, furniture, video footage and existing artworks by other artists to behave differently.



Kay Slater | Tour in French


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