Nov 2 | Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery is the perfect place to bring the kids on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Guided tours and art and craft stations will keep them creatively engaged. This week children responded to the Emily Carr & Landon Mackenzie exhibition through drawings and/or paintings at a work station set up on the fourth floor.


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Family Fuse Weekend will be held in the gallery this month Nov 29 – 30, 10am – 5 pm!


I was also able to catch a glimpse of the installation of Ai Weiwei’s work from the fourth floor of the gallery!

Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art-----Ai Weiwei
Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art—–Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei will be part of the upcoming exhibition Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art. This exhibition creates an exciting dialogue with the current exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors, and features work by artists Chen Shaoxiong, Yun Feiji, Liu Jianhua, Jennifer Wen Ma, MadeIn Company, Qiu Shihua, Sun Xun, Xu Bing and Zhang Enli. The exhibition means to define tradition as an evolving concept and to examine its influence on visual culture in contemporary China. 

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Sonja Ratkay | Zine Launch!

During the book Vancouver Art Book Fair, I picked up the latest zine by  Vancouver based artist, Sonja Ratkay. The zine contains Ratkay’s abstract and empathetic illustrations:

Sonja Ratkay 2014


Sonja Ratkay 2014


Sonja Ratkay 2014


Sonja Ratkay 2014


The illustrations are so beautifully minimal and abstract. An eye unfolds into a machine and dreams deject the skull, and float off into the atmosphere.


Sonja Ratkay 2014


Sonja Ratkay 2014


Sonja Ratkay 2014


Sonja Ratkay 2014


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Michelle Weinstein | animation screening and artist talk

Tonight at the Gam Gallery!

Gam Gallery


Michelle Weinstein | animation screening and artist talk
Tuesday, October 7, 7 PM

Gam Gallery is pleased to present an animation screening and artist talk with Michelle Weinstein in conjunction with her current exhibition, Mars Pamphleteer. Weinstein will discuss the way in which animation has morphed from a formal engagement with time to an exploration of its transformation of both reality and vitality within her own practice, effecting both material processes as well as the experience of time. In relation to the exhibition, the history of animation and critical theory (as written about by Ester Leslie) as well as the differences between the active experience of animation and the contemplative nature of still painting, will also be discussed. Along with original works, Weinstein will also screen a selection of historical animations that will build upon the discussion.

Born in Toronto, and raised in Connecticut, Michelle Weinstein earned her Bachelor…

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SAW IT: HERZOG & DE MEURON – Christine Binswanger & Simon Demeuse | Vogue Theatre

October 1st

Vancouver Art Gallery Presents Meet Herzog & de Meuron with design architects Christine Binswanger and Simon Demeuse at the Vogue Theatre! The architects shared stories and photographs of previous projects and trip to Vancouver, as well as inspiration for the future Vancouver Art Gallery. The Vancouver Art Gallery is aiming to fundraise $150 million towards construction of the new gallery at Cambie and West Georgia. The new gallery will be completed 2020 and will have greater storage space for the gallery’s expanding collection.

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WOMEN IN CLOTHES| Launch | 7pm at Cavalier


Celebrate the Vancouver launch of WOMEN IN CLOTHES on Monday,
September 29, 2014 at 7pm at Cavalier (#217-207 W. Hastings Street).

Critically acclaimed authors Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne
Shapton assembled the perspectives of hundreds of women of all ages and
backgrounds to create WOMEN IN CLOTHES (Blue Rider Press, September 9,
2014; $34.95). Featuring women who are famous, anonymous, single, married,
secular, religious, wealthy and working class, the book investigates,
through text and images, the ritual that binds them all in the daily act of
getting dressed.

The Vancouver event is unique among other launches for the book: it’s
organized by four contributors (all writers and artists themselves) who
live in Vancouver—Jaclyn Bruneau, Jennifer Croll, Doretta Lau, and Zoe
Welch. The four have assembled a diverse group of interesting and stylish
local women for a panel discussion about the influence of style in their
lives; among those are writer Amber Dawn, publicist Cynara Geissler, artist
Alex Quicho, magazine editor Joy Pecknold, and filmmaker Mina Shum.


Date: Monday, September 29, 2014

Time: 7pm

Venue: Cavalier

Address: #217-207 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

For more information contact:
Doretta Lau