CAG Young Patrons and Cartems Presents Ho Tam | Curious Cabinets

Ho Tam – Curious Cabinets June 6 – June 30, 2017 Reception: June 22nd, 6-8pm 534 West Pender Street On view at Cartems West Pender location is an exhibition by Canadian artist Ho Tam. A selection committee comprised of CAG Young Patrons partnered with Cartems to select and display the work of a Vancouver based… Read more »

April incentive | Young Patrons

Our Young Patrons program is tailored to individuals who are active in the arts and culture sector, creative, and motivated. 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… Read more »

Young Patrons update by Rachel Buchholtzer

The Young Patrons program, which I got the chance to work on with CAG Development Officer Kristin Cheung during my time at CAG, aims to create events that are at once social, educational, inclusive and intimate. Events like last week’s Happy Hour with an artist talk by Montreal-based Mohawk artist Skawennati, are a chance for… Read more »

Intertextual: Art in Dialogue

CAG artist-in-residence Dylan Miner co-hosted with Amanda Strong an Intertextual: Art in Dialogue reading last week at grunt gallery. Dylan selected two texts to read aloud as a group: the introduction and first chapter of Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed and selections from Howard Adams’ Prison of Grass: Canada from the Native Point of View. Both centered on historical conflicts in the… Read more »

Dylan Miner and the Doctrine of Signatures

I’m leaning against a tree, attempting to commune with it, shaded against the hot afternoon sun in the middle of Stanley Park. The trees represent our grandmothers, but I can’t even recall the species we’re among. Fir? Pine? Oak? I was always terrible with names. Some people are hugging their leafy grandmothers tightly. I spot several closing… Read more »

AGM 2016 | Thursday, June 14, 6pm

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016 CAG Contemporary Art Gallery Society of British Columbia MEETING OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP Thursday, June 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. At the Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver AGM Agenda – click to view & download We thank these outgoing Directors for their significant contributions: Marina Newson –… Read more »

Tuning Into Other Worlds

Camille Norment and Experimental Music Unit – Songs for Glass Island, was presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music. It was an engaging, performative sound work with Norwegian/US artist/musician Norment collaborating with Victoria’s Experimental Music Unit: Tina Pearson, George Tzanetakis, and Paul Walde. It is intriguing that their collaborative… Read more »

Extra! Hear the News: Missives Broadsheet and Broadcast!

Extra, extra, read all about it! The newspaper boys’ cries promoting the next big event are true: Missives, a free broadsheet organized by UK artist Patrick Staff and Vancouver based Writer and Curator Robin Simpson is now being distributed to a number of locations in Vancouver and Toronto utilizing Xtra! newspaper boxes re-designed by Staff,… Read more »

Transformative experience and mentorship – on the Telus Garden Project by Megan Low

Re-Visions: Improvisation & Collaboration In November 2014, a group of artists met at the CAG to begin an intensive learning program to produce a new media installation for TELUS Garden with the guidance of mentors Josh Hite, Brian Lye, and Jem Noble. Megan Low, one of the participating artists writes on the production process, transformation and endlessness…. I’ve… Read more »

Interview with John Wood by April Thompson

Curatorial Intern April Thompson sat down with John Wood during his recent visit to Vancouver. Artists John Wood & Paul Harrison have been collaborating since the 1990s. With an interest in observing the human condition, they create art that questions how things work. Wood & Harrison are investigators, best known for their intricately structured film… Read more »

Ho Tam on hotam: Artists’ Books Week – Vancouver Art/Book Fair 2015

The Vancouver Art/Book Fair is currently on from October 17th to 18th, presented by Project Space at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The two-day event is free and open to the public, and offers a chance to browse and purchase printed matter (as well as digital, experimental and performative forms of publication) from local, national and international… Read more »

Make every Instagram like it’s your last

On Thursday September 10th, Ryan Gander’s Make every show like it’s your last was a brilliant opening night. Drinking cocktails from his Artist’s Cocktails book and stumbling upon his surprising and sometimes hidden pieces, visitors were treated to a playful and entertaining show. The biggest hit of the night by far was Magnus Opus, Gander’s animatronic… Read more »