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.MORE
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
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.MORE
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.MORE
Screening event presented by Patrick Staff and Robin Simpson
Presented by CAG in partnership with Cineworks.
Friday, February 12, 7pm
Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Works screened include: Mirha Soleil-Ross’ Gender Troublemakers (1993), Xanthra Mackay’s Rupert Remembers (2000), James Diamond’s The Man from Venus (1999), Mike Hoolboom’s Frank’s Cock (1993) and Gwendolyn and Co.’s Prowling by Night (1990).
‘Missives’, is a new free broadsheet publication and an associated film screening event co-programmed by Staff with Canadian curator and writer Robin Simpson. Continuing the format of Staff’s recent screening-performances Dreams of Travel (2014) and Uniform Smoke (2015), this expanded public programming brings together a number of voices that generate resonances with the politics and interpersonal relationships that constitute the project, rather than describing or fixing the meaning of the work. Grounded within a Canadian context, it seeks to forge a connection among Trans/Queer contexts, production, dialogues and communities.
The broadsheet contains specially commissioned texts by Juliet Jacques, Staff and Simpson and will be distributed city wide as well as in Toronto via defunct Xtra newspaper boxes.
Alongside this, the screening event at Cineworks Annex (February 12 from 7pm), invokes a provisional social space, cinema and theatrical set where a temporary community may gather, through which a selection of film and video works explore first person narratives, interview, account and witness in queer Canadian moving image production, and reflect upon our viewing of it in a contemporary context. Presenting older works framed through their practice the evening engages an intergenerational conversation and includes: Mirha Soleil-Ross’ Gender Troublemakers (1993), Xanthra Mackay’s Rupert Remembers (2000), James Diamond’s The Man from Venus (1999), Mike Hoolboom’s Frank’s Cock (1993) and Gwendolyn and Co.’s Prowling by Night (1990).
The MISSIVES broadsheet and screening event are generously supported by the British Council.MORE