Category Archives: Sculpture

Catherine Soussloff on Benjamin and Monahan

Thanks to all who attended Catherine Soussloff’s engaging discussion last Tuesday. She brought together the theoretical concepts of  Walter Benjamin’s writings and thoughts in relation to Matthew Monahan’s work. It was a successful start to the many conversations the CAG will be hosting with cultural and critical producers  in the coming weeks for our “Feedback Series.”

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Please join us again next Tuesday May 15 at 7pm, for Anthropologist, curator and UBC professor Nicky Levell’s discussion entitled, “Art Through Anthropology.” She will be responding to Monahan’s work through the interdisciplinary folds of anthropology, theoretical museology, material culture and critical curatorial studies. Looking forward to seeing you then!

Karina Irvine

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Next on at the CAG: Josephine Meckseper

Beginning May 25 through September 2 2012, Josephine Meckseper will create eight new works for the window vitrines on the CAG’s exterior. Currently based in New York, this will be Meckseper’s first exhibition in Canada. Utilizing these spaces as a site that mimics a commercial display, her work invites a critique of the aesthetic  and political connotations of the objects presented within. The juxtapositions of materials and objects in her installations compose a kind of narrative that challenge the world of advertising and consumer culture.

Below is an interview with Josephine Meckseper and Flavin Judd from Bomb Magazine speaking about her work and practice.

Karina Irvine – Curatorial Intern

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Upcoming exhibition: Matthew Monahan

The Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Matthew Monahan. On view from April 27 until June 30 2012, this will be the first solo exhibition of Monahan’s work in Canada. With the human figure as his subject, Monahan manipulates and distorts this classic motif into fragmented forms that recall ancient artifacts. Using a combination of materials reflective of contemporary culture, his work challenges the relationship between drawing and sculpture, while also bringing into question conventions of museum display.

Check out this interview with Matthew Monahan and FlashArt magazine.

Karina Irvine – Curatorial Intern

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