Edition | Liz Magor

Liz Magor Smokey (2008) Polymerized gypsum Unlimited edition, unsigned $1,000 Currently available for purchase at the CAG is Liz Magor’s small and humorous sculpture Smokey. The edition was published by the CAG for its 20th Annual Gala Dinner and Art Auction (October, 4, 2008). Smokey reflects Magor’s overarching practice involving uncanny casts of recognizable, everyday… Read more »


Publication Review | Ken Lum

A dark, navy blue circle lies on the glossy softcover exhibition catalogue Ken Lum, which documents the 2001 exhibition Ken Lum presented at the CAG. With coloured photographs, essays by Michael Turner and Keith Wallace describe and interpret the works that were shown at the time: Seven adjustable-type business signs created from 2000-2001. As well… Read more »


Publication Review | Germaine Koh

A vivid, light cerulean blue square catches your eye on the glossy softcover publication Germaine Koh. This exhibition catalogue documents Koh’s artistic practice and exhibition Germaine Koh, which was presented at the CAG in 2001. Essays by Laura U. Marks and Keith Wallace describe Koh’s overarching methodology and interests, interwoven between their own interpretations of… Read more »


Publication Review | Ryan Gander: Culturefield

CAG library volunteer Lanna Last provides a short review of the 2015 publication, Ryan Gander: Culturefield This softcover volume, like a bound stack of glossy magazines, is a foray into the artistic work and practice of Ryan Gander. The publication surveys Gander’s career of conceptual gestures such as an invented word, a television script and… Read more »


Publication Review | Liz Magor: The Blue One Comes in Black

CAG library volunteer Lanna Last contributes a short review of the recent addition to the CAG shop of the 2017 publication of Liz Magor: The Blue One Comes in Black. Liz Magor’s recent anthology The Blue One Comes in Black features essays by noted artists and authors. The publication focuses on the critically acclaimed artist’s… Read more »


Kelli Sturkenboom recommends…top two CAG books!

Continuing our new series of blog posts featuring CAG staff, board members, interns and volunteers writing book recommendations selecting from the CAG’s thirty year history of publishing, Kelli Sturkenboom, CAG Communications intern, picks her two most favourite CAG publications: Summerland Shannon Oksanen Exhibition: Nov 21, 2008 to Jan 18, 2009 $25, sale price $15 +… Read more »


Jenifer Papararo recommends…SUPERNATURAL

CAG Curator Jenifer Papararo joins our series of CAG book recommendations with a short review of the popular 2004 publication SUPERNATURAL. SUPERNATURAL: Neil Campbell & Beau Dick Curated by Roy Arden Exhibition: March 12 to April 25, 2004 When I began working at the CAG in late 2004 this exhibition catalogue was well under production,… Read more »


Jaclyn Bruneau recommends…French Kiss

Kicking off our new series of blog posts featuring CAG staff, board members, interns and volunteers writing book recommendations selecting from the CAG’s thirty year history of publishing, Jaclyn Bruneau, CAG Visitor Assistant,  picks one of her favourite CAG publications from back in the late 1990’s: French Kiss.   French Kiss Ghada Amer, Jean-Sylvain Bieth,… Read more »


Nigel Prince recommends…three CAG publications

Continuing our Summer series of book recommendations from CAG staff, volunteers, interns and board members, CAG Director Nigel Prince highlights  three publications from the CAG’s thirty year publishing history:   Some Detached Houses Robin Collyer, Todd A Davis, Dan Graham, Amy Jones, Bill Jones, Robert Linsley, Warren Murfitt, Margaret Naylor, Ed Ruscha, Nancy Shaw, Greg… Read more »


New CAG Book Shop: Come see the new look!

You are invited to visit the brand new CAG Bookshop! The CAG Book Shop is launching this Saturday (1.30pm-2.30pm) with the first book launch and signing in the newly renovated space: DAS ARCHIVE / THE ARCHIVE by Jürgen Partenheimer The transformation is complete, with a new look, new shelving and increased space for many many… Read more »


Artist editions for sale!

“Hello & welcome to the Contemporary Art Gallery!” Have you been by in the last few months? There are 3 great exhibits showing right now, and you should make time to come visit! When you’re by & chatting with the friendly front desk volunteer, you might spy a few Artist Edition prints behind them. Don’t… Read more »


Roy Arden Publication and Special Edition Launch

Come to the CAG this Saturday evening, March 19th, 6-7 pm, to celebrate the launch of Roy Arden’s artist publication, UNDERTHESUN. Produced as part of his solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery, the publication documents the majority of the nearly one hundred works on view and was designed by Arden in collaboration with Mark… Read more »