Contemporary Art Gallery

  • 555 Nelson Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5
  • Phone: (604) 681-2700
COVID-19 Operating Status: CLOSED
COVID-19 Reopen Date Effective: TBD

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 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