Vancouver

Contemporary Art Gallery

  • 555 Nelson Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5
  • Phone: (604) 681-2700

The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is an independent, non-profit public art gallery and one of Canada’s leading venues for contemporary art. Offering free access to everyone, we work with artists from Canada and around the world to produce exhibitions, off-site projects, residencies, learning, outreach, community engagement programs, events and publications. Each of these interdependent strands of programming varies in scale, duration and location to challenge how and where we might engage with contemporary visual art.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12-6pm

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July 5, 2019 - September 21, 2019

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first major solo exhibition in Canada of work by Copenhagen and New York based artist Maryam Jafri. Extending across two gallery spaces, the exhibition presents three recent series of sculptural works alongside a new video work co-commissioned by CAG and Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol in Innsbruck, Austria. Informed by an investigative and interdisciplinary process, Jafri queries the cultural and visual representations of history, politics and our contemporary economy. This… more

July 27, 2019

On one Saturday per month, CAG invites all ages to drop-in for free art-making activities that respond to our current exhibitions. Inspired by Maryam Jafri’s sculptural works, join us to create your own assemblage using found materials and clay forming surprising connections in three dimensions. No reservation required, simply just turn up! Thursday, July 27th 2019 from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC Find out more about the current exhibitions at contemporaryartgallery.ca/whats-on/… more

April 5, 2019 - September 20, 2019

The multi-media practice of Australia-based Anishinaabe artist Rolande Souliere entangles the visual language of hard-edged geometric abstraction with that of contemporary traffic signage to consider how colonial infrastructures mark both spaces and the people inhabiting them. Her solo exhibition Frequent Stopping IV and V presents new large-scale, site-specific work at the Contemporary Art Gallery’s two public sites: its street level façade and the nearby Yaletown-Roundhouse Station. This exhibition draws from… more

July 28, 2019

Sunday Afternoon Tours Free Join CAG Visitor Coordinator Jocelyn Statia for a Sunday afternoon tour of the current exhibitions: Maryam Jafri Automatic Negative Thought July 5 - September 22, 2019 Rolande Souliere Frequent Stopping IV and V April 5 - September 22, 2019 No reservation required, simply just turn up! Sunday, July 28th 2019 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC Find out more about the current exhibitions at contemporaryartgallery.ca/whats-on/… more

Recurring every 6 weeks on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until September 22, 2019

Maryam Jafri Automatic Negative Thought The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada of work by Copenhagen and New York based artist Maryam Jafri. Extending across two gallery spaces, the exhibition will include three recent series of sculptural works alongside a new video work co-commissioned by CAG and Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol in Innsbruck, Austria. Jafri works across an expansive breadth of media, including video, sculpture, performance and photography. Informed by an investigative… more