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

Free admission

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Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until April 5, 2020

Can the gravitational pull of a black hole be contemplated by regarding a teacup? What happens if we think about a protest march in terms of positively and negatively charged particles? How might we map our subjective perceptions of what scientists call “spacetime”? Ingrid Koenig’s artistic practice, which traverses the fields of theoretical physics, social history and philosophies of knowledge, asks these questions through works that manifest on paper as drawings, graphic scores and visual thought experiments, as well… more

January 23, 2020

Join us for an evening of art and mingling to celebrate the launch of our new exhibition season and be among the first to see our new show, The Artist’s Studio is Her Bedroom . With the galleries open until 9pm, free admission and a cash bar open all evening, this is a great way to see the exhibitions before they open to the public the next day. Leisure’s installation Conversations with Magic Forms will be open for guests of all ages to activate. Children are encouraged and welcome to attend. All ages welcome with… more

January 24, 2020 - April 5, 2020

The Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to present The Artist’s Studio is Her Bedroom , a group exhibition challenging our society’s profound assumptions about where and by what means “serious” artwork gets produced. Taking place across CAG’s B.C. Binning and Alvin Balkind Galleries, the exhibition shares the perspectives of ten Canada-based artists whose practices are attentive to these assumptions, and to the very real temporal, spatial and monetary constraints that bind and shape their work. Their contributions to… more

January 25, 2020

Join us for an informal conversation with all ten exhibiting artists in The Artist's Studio is Her Bedroom , discussing artistic practices can be carved out of unlikely times and spaces, and how generative questions arise from constraints. No reservation required, simply just turn up! Saturday, January 25th 2020 Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC For more information, please visit here… more

January 25, 2020

On the last Saturday of every month, CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art-making activities that respond to our current exhibitions. For this very special Family Day, artist duo Leisure leads a public activation of their installation, Conversations with Magic Forms . At the same time, through the artists’ activity String Game, participants will stretch, weave and tie ropes across CAG’s North Gallery in a collective action. All ages and abilities welcome! Saturday, January 25th 2020… more