Here are a few images from PechaKucha Night Vol. 23 which took place on September 21st, 2012 at the Vogue Theater. This edition was presented by Contemporary Art Gallery in partnership with the design firm Cause +
This highly successful evening focused on the visual arts as you can see from the list of speakers below. The presentations were very diverse, often funny and very informative. Many presented on their individual art practices while others discussed the organizations they work for. Overall it was a great evening, capturing a large audience of over 1000, and continuing to the after party, which was hosted by Contemporary Art Gallery.
We’d like to thank all the speakers:
Andrew Young • dyoung.co
Caitlin Jones • front.bc.ca
Germaine Koh • germainekoh.com
Kaput • wackytupaky.com
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun • Artist
Michelle Allen • greencouchsessions.ca
Nicole Ondre • exercisecanada.com
Shaun Dacey • accessgallery.ca, burnabyartgallery.ca
Stephen Waddell • stephenwaddell.com
Zach Gray • thezolasmusic.com
With special thanks to Cause + Affect for inviting us to participate and pulling the evening together, and we’d like to extend our warm regards to the wonderful group of volunteers who made the event possible.
Please join us on Saturday December 3rd at 3 pm at the CAG to launch the latest participatory offsite project expanding our current exhibition into the streets of Vancouver.
Federico Herrero’s vivid and dynamic new commission in the Contemporary Art Gallery’s façade, Vibrantes, is the inspiration point for our latest offsite project. Encapsulating the social nature of Herrero’s artistic practice, rooted in the display of work in the public realm, the project allows participants to generate their own compositions, blocking colour across the city’s buildings via a special program.
Through the screens of your smartphones, visitors will be able to view a potential and unfolding mural, occupying the digital space around the gallery and expanding into nearby streets. Users can then explore the surrounding area where they will be able to uncover series of coloured shapes with which to create virtual paintings in surprising locations.
Digital clusters of differing colours will shift and change dependent on the user’s position and viewpoint, allowing each person their own unique version of a mural in virtual space. Participants will be encouraged to compose and then share their digital paintings by taking screenshots and uploading these images to Twitter under the project hashtag: #CAGOFFSITE. All photographs will be credited and published on Contemporary Art Gallery affiliated media including this blog and the Facebook page, establishing an evolving community as we paint the town.
Get there at 3pm and be one of the first forty participants who will receive a coloured vinyl shape inspired by Herrero’s mural. With only one piece per person available, bring friends and family to create a cluster you can install on your walls at home.
Hours: Wed. – Sun. 12 – 6 pm. FREE ENTRY
The CAG has launched a new website to announce our Annual Gala and Art Auction, www.cagauction.com.
This year’s event will be held at the NEW Rosewood Hotel Georgia on Saturday, November 5th at 6.30pm.
The website showcases the artists and the exceptional works they have generously donated in honour of our 40th year.
Some of the artists include Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Dexter Sinister, FASTWÜRMS, Germaine Koh and Hadley + Maxwell, just to name a few.
The evening is an important benefit event for the CAG which allows the CAG to continue its crucial role as the only FREE independent public art gallery dedicated exclusively to presenting the very best in contemporary art from Vancouver, Canada and abroad.
Tickets are on sale now and selling quickly!
To book your seat or to find out more please contact Sue Lavitt at 604.681.2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your generous support and we hope to see you there!
Stop by the CAG tomorrow at 3pm for a guided visit of the exhibition: Thomas Bewick, Tale-pieces, led by Executive Director Nigel Prince. While you are here you can also visit: Corita Kent, To create is to relate, both exhibitions run until October 30th, 2011.
Guided visits occur regularly throughout our programming, they are always free and they provide a great opportunity to develop new skills to interpret the art or to simply take a closer look at the exhibition.
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
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:
Last night we opened Elizabeth McIntosh’s new exhibition Violet’s Hair at the CAG. There was a great turnout and there seemed to be a real excitement.
Here are some of the pictures:
photographs by Melba Dalsin