The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors three new exhibits at the Contemporary Art Gallery
Three new international exhibitions are set to open at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson Street) on Thursday (September 13). The exhibits—Class Reunion by Nairy Baghramian, The Last Few Mosquiotes by Xu Zhen, and Children’s Films presented by Gareth Moore with Ulla Von Brandenburg, Keren Cytter, Geoffrey Farmer, Julia Feyrer, Harrell Fletcher, Mike Marshall, and Sylvain Sailly—will be launched at a public opening event Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m., and will continue at the gallery until November 11.
Class Reunion will mark the first solo show in North American for Iranian artist Baghramian. The exhibition includes an 18-piece sculpture made from coloured cast rubber, painted metal, and coloured epoxy resin. Class Reunion comments on materiality, manufacture, and display while examining social and political relationships. Baghramian will be featured at an artist talk at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (1399 Johnston Street) on Wednesday (September 12) at 7 p.m.
The Last Few Mosquitos will be the first solo exhibition in North America for Chinese artist Xu Zhen as well. The Shanghai-based artist’s work at the CAG will include an installation, small sculptural pieces, and replicas of mosquitos, which speaks to cultural politics and parasitic opportunism.
Children’s Films, meanwhile, will be an off-site exhibit presented by Vancouver artist Gareth Moore. The piece includes seven short films and features a number of international artists. Children’s Films will appear in the window spaces of the CAG, with screenings at Emery Barnes Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday (September 13 and 14), Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on September 29, Riley Park Community Centre at 3:30 p.m. on October 4, Strathcona Community Centre from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on October 24, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 3 and 4, and Trout Lake Community Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on November 5.
The CAG is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free, with a suggested donation of $5.