Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 12 - 6pm
Free Admission


CAG Communications Coordinator Jill Henderson tours the exhibitions and explores the history of the CAG.



Guided Visit | Jill Henderson

Olivia Qiu
Saturday, December 20, 3pm
A guided visit of the exhibitions on display in Mandarin led by artist Olivia Qiu.



Free Guided Visit in Mandarin | Olivia Qiu

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


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