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Contemporary Art Gallery – New Exhibitions Open

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Please join us to celebrate the launch of these major new projects:

Grace Schwindt
Only A Free Individual Can Create A Free Society
January 23 to February 15, 2015
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

A new feature length film installation by German artist Grace Schwindt which through choreography, script, costume and staging creates a narrative that questions how freedom was, and is, understood, who has access to it and what political and social structures need to be in place to create a free society.

Artist Talk – Grace Schwindt
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Room 301, 1399 Johnston St, Vancouver
Monday, January 19, 6pm

Krista Belle Stewart
Motion and Moment Always
January 23 to February 15, 2015

This first solo exhibition in Canada for artist Krista Belle Stewart comprises new works alongside archival photographs and objects as the culmination of a fall 2014 residency at the Nisgaโ€™a Museum. These combine with others produced at her ancestral home in Douglas Lake, BC as part of a residency supported by the Western Front.
Krista Belle Stewart in Conversation with Dory Nason

Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Thursday, January 29, 7pm

Shannon Bool
The Flight of the Medici Mamluk
January 23 to April 19, 2015
Off-site: Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada Line

Presented in partnership with the Canada Line Public Art Program โ€“ IntransitBC

This ambitious new commission by Canadian artist Shannon Bool is typical of her practice in commenting on the role of decorative arts within art history, as well as on the change in meaning that occurs through the replication and alteration of significant cultural forms, here presenting an exact scale photograph of the 16th Century Egyptian Medici Mamluk carpet, recently rediscovered stored in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Italy.

Opening reception: Thursday, January 22, 7-10pm

Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Tel. 00 1 604 681 2700
contact@contemporaryartgallery.ca
www.contemporaryartgallery.ca

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