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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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

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

Olivia Whetung’s artistic practice extends across a range of media to examine how translation and the transfer of knowledge can be understood, in her words, as “acts of/active native presence.” A significant strand of the Mississauga-Nishinaabe artist’s research has explored ways that knowledge is carried by language, land and bodies of water. For her solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Sugarbush Shrapnel , Whetung expands these material and conceptual investigations to consider her own connections to the… more

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

The word “knot” describes a fastening, a difficult problem, or an uncomfortable mass, tightness or tension. Sreshta Rit Premnath charts his artistic practice through the multiple definitions of this term: it is a making-visible of knots. Anchored to his work as a teacher, writer and collaborator, and entangling a number of philosophical and artistic inheritances, his installations—which incorporate sculpture, video and photography—posit the gallery as an open platform upon which to pose urgent political questions. For… more