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The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is pleased to announce its fall/winter exhibitions of international critically acclaimed artists from Canada, Germany, Sweden and Japan. With this forward program we seek to attract significant audiences through innovative and diverse projects with international scope and local resonance. For 2014-15 the CAG will present work by leading contemporary artists reflecting our mandate of showcasing the very best of international contemporary art. We aim to develop dynamic and committed relationships between art, artists and audiences, supporting and contributing to diverse communities. This fall, we begin with renowned German artist Jürgen Partenheimer, work displayed produced while in residence in Vancouver, and two new public commissions by Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg which utilise Canadian retail logos. Japanese artist Shimabuku will round off 2014 with a major survey of his twenty year career. Into 2015 we present an important co-commission with international partners, a significant new installation by German artist Grace Schwindt, and a solo exhibition by Canadian artist Jeremy Shaw, debuting new and recent film work.
The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Vancouver of Canadian artist Kelly Richardson. This survey exhibition will showcase a selection of recent major projects and photographic works reflecting what Richardson is best known for; her immersive projection works which create environments prompting questions of our relationship to the natural world.
The Contemporary Art Gallery will be transformed into a cinema for the presentation of The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes. This exhibition of films and video works by ten international artists will be presented daily and include a special screenings at Western Front.
The Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Canada by Mexican artist Stefan Brüggemann. He transforms the façade of the gallery with a new site specific commission from his series Headlines and Last Lines in the Movies.
March 20, 2014 – The Contemporary Art Gallery presents a major new commission at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station by influential Vancouver–based photographer Marian Penner Bancroft and a review of the six special CAG commissions for the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station.