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Contemporary Art Gallery at the New York Art Book Fair, opens tonight!

We are all set up and excited for tonight’s opening of the New York Art Book Fair at PS1 MoMA, come by our booth Q49 on the second floor.

We are presenting CAG publications from 30 years of publishing, among them Christopher Williams, Robert Orchardson, Sarah Browne, Roy Arden, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ken Lum, Shannon Oksanen, Frances Stark and many more. We are also featuring limited edition prints by Robert Orchardson and Thomas Bewick. We will also have some rare signed copies of several of our publications as well!

See you at the fair, yours Jill and Soledad.

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How do you use fool’s gold? an artist talk by Sarah Browne

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Thank you to everyone who came to Sarah Browne’s talk on Saturday July 14th. We were delighted to welcome an excellent attendance to the gallery.

The event was timed to correspond with Sarah Browne’s exhibition, How To Use Fool’s Gold, which opened on Thursday July 12. During her talk, Browne spoke on the economic structures and social relations that are intrinsic to her work. The exhibition is titled after the work,  How to Use Fool’s Gold (Pyrite Radio) (2012), a crystal radio which collects the broadcasts that fill the air around us, a metaphor for those things of value that go unseen, revealed by a mineral mistaken as a precious commodity. The piece is the first work encountered, visitors are able to listen in on headphones.

This survey exhibition is Dublin-based artist Sarah Browne’s first exhibition in North America, the exhibition continues until September 2, 2012.

A full colour publication How To Use Fool’s Gold, accompanies the exhibition for the special exhibition price of $30. It includes essays by Tessa Giblin, Curator of Visual Arts, Project Arts Centre Dublin and artist Jeremy Millar. Also available are three more publications on Sarah Browne, A Model Society: Patterns & Thoughts, Sarah Browne/IrelandVenice and Lebensreform in Leitrim all available for sale at the gallery. For more information on all the publications visit: http://www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/#news

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A full house for Mark Godfrey’s talk on Frances Stark

On Sunday April 1st at the CAG, Tate Modern curator  Mark Godfrey gave an engaging talk on Frances Stark’s practice in relation to her work My Best Thing to over 100 visitors.  Frances Stark’s My Best Thing is a feature length animation film currently on view until Sunday April 15. Here are some images of the event taken by CAG volunteer Jamie Dolinko.

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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 Timmings.

The publication will be available at the CAG for FREE until the exhibition closes on Sunday March 27th. It will also be available at select locations throughout the city, such as Read Bookstore at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Langara College Library, the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch, and Vancity Theatre.

In addition to the publication, we are also launching Divine Love, 2011, a special edition black and white archival pigment print by Roy Arden. Measuring 15×20 inches, printed on rag paper and produced in a limited edition of 15 with 3 artist’s proofs, it is available for $300.

We hope to see you here on Saturday!

Roy Arden, Divine Love, 2011

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An Invitation to An Infiltration Catalogue Launch

On Saturday we launched our latest publication An Invitation to An Infiltration. Contributing artists Holly Ward and Jonathan Middleton came out for the event and Jonathan was signing fictional dedications in the catalogues. The guests eagerly passed around the books to read his interventions.

Check out some of the photos from the launch:

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Upcoming Performance by Jonathan Middleton and Publication Launch

This Saturday, February 19, from 3 to 5 pm the CAG will host a special performance by Jonathan Middleton to celebrate the launch of our latest exhibition catalogue, An Invitation to An Infiltration. Middleton is a Vancouver-based artist and curator, whose practice examines the relationships between language, failure, and the structure of comedy. He is one of the artists who participated in the exhibition An Invitation to an Infiltration, which coincided with the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. The above image shows Middleton engaged in an act of intervention, replacing the exhibition title with  his own. On Saturday Middleton will be here to sign your catalogues with fictionalicized dedications.

An Invitation to An Infiltration was guest curated by Eric Fredericksen. He invited Fia Backström, Lucy Clout, Hadley+Maxwell, Jonathan Middleton, Dexter Sinister, Holly Ward and Jordan Wolfson to participate in an exhibition that explored the potential competitive nature of group shows against the background of one of the world’s major sporting competitions.

The publication is designed by participating artist collective Dexter Sinister, edited by Jenifer Papararo and printed by Fillip. For more details see our web page.

Check out some of the images of us collating the catalogue:

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Run to the CAG for your free copy of Portrait!

The CAG is pleased to announce the release of Portrait, the third and final in a series that uses the petit genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture to reflect our recent programming and to frame current tendencies in contemporary art. It includes texts by curator Glenn Alteen, film theorist Lisa Coulthard, art historian Gill Perry, and cultural theorist Helma Sawatzky, as well as a text by CAG curator Jenifer Papararo, and an interview with artist Elizabeth Zvonar.

The first 10 people to print this coupon and bring it into the gallery or show us this post on their mobile phone will receive a FREE copy of Portrait. Don’t wait to take advantage of this great offer!

 

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