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Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn, Object Without Shadow
Chinese War Memorial, corner of Keefer St and Columbia St
Saturday, September 9, 8pm

Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn is the eighth and final artist to participate in Twenty-Three Days at Sea, a travelling artist residency originated by Access Gallery and produced in partnership with the Contemporary Art Gallery and Burrard Arts Foundation.

In Object without Shadow, Skoolisariyaporn re-enacts a ritual she practiced with her father’s Chinese-born family each September, the period when it is believed that ghosts are able to make a momentary reappearance from the afterlife. In this custom, paper replicas of desirable objects – such as jewelry, iPhones, computers and majong sets – are presented as offerings to ancestors. Skoolisariyaporn’s performance combines a series of offerings with the reading aloud of texts to consider the myriad ghosts produced under capitalism: from the spectral return of living things, to the invisible labour of historical Chinese immigrants to Vancouver. In this way she conjures a relationship between the North Pacific Ocean in the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries, as a theatre for both colonialism and neoliberalism.


Performance | Object Without Shadow

Project launch
A New Path to the Waterfall
Lord Strathcona Elementary School, Vancouver, BC
Wednesday, September 13, 5-6.30pm

Join us for the launch of the Contemporary Art Gallery’s new satellite gallery with artist Harrell Fletcher!


Project Launch | A New Path to the Waterfall

From Ballet BC, we are delighted to welcome dancer Andrew Bartee to the Contemporary Art Gallery, who over successive visits will develop a series of individual performances in response to ideas and themes present within the exhibitions.


Performances | Andrew Bartee

Join Visitor Coordinator Jocelyn Statia on the last Sunday of every month for a tour of the current exhibitions.


Sunday Afternoon Tours

Inspired by Levine Flexhaug’s paintings of birds, bears and moose, this session will look at creating sunsets using tissue paper collage with silhouetted wildlife.


Family Day | Animals

Join us for the opening reception of FIRE ALARM, an exhibition of work by seven 15-19 year old participants of Looking Through the Window: Visual Art Summer Intensive, a youth program created in collaboration with Arts Umbrella. The exhibition is presented at CAG’s Window Spaces from September 16-24.


Opening Reception | FIRE ALARM


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