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April 2015
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Art for Lunch

April 16 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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April 16 with Ellen Pyear Pop Show! brings together some of the most infamous artists who blurred the lines between art and advertising, like Andy Warhol, Roy Litchenstein and Richard Hamilton. This Art for Lunch will take a closer look at the intersection between art and advertising, using Pop art as a starting point to think about contemporary trends.  

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March 2015
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Conversation with the Artist – DaveandJenn

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Better known as DaveandJenn, David John Foy, born in Edmonton, Alberta and Jennifer Saleik, born in Velbert, Germany have been working collaboratively since 2004. They studied Fine Art together at MacEwan University and Alberta College of Art + Design. Their joint practice, which includes painting, sculpture and installation, weaves a long view of comparative myth and history together with the more closed off realms of private spectacle and inner landscapes. DaveandJenn were shortlisted for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in…

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Art for Lunch

March 19 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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March 19 with FAVA Christian Marclay’s The Clock is a staggering 24-hour-long video composed of thousands of film clips about time, which runs in real-time. Join us as FAVA (Film and Visual Arts Alberta) reveals the process behind the work’s cuts and splices as commonly seen in pop culture phenomena like viral parody videos and mash-ups.

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February 2015
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Curator’s Tour of Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Curator Kristy Trinier will provide a tour of Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. The tour will begin with a walk-through of the Art Gallery of Alberta sites featuring artworks from the exhibition, and then include bus transportation to the historic Gibson Block Building and Enterprise Square Galleries where the rest of the exhibition is on view. This tour will highlight several works in the exhibition, providing more details on the artists and their practice, and behind-the-scenes information on…

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December 20142014

Art for Lunch: Reinventing the Home

December 18, 2014 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

Reinventing the Home Levittown, located on Long Island, was the first large-scale suburb in North America and is considered an archetype for post-war residential areas throughout the continent. In this Art for Lunch we will compare Levittown to our city’s Mill Woods in a conversation that explores and contrasts suburban development. Thursday, December 18 12:10-12:50 pm Ledcor Theatre Foyer Free

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Curating Contemporary Aboriginal Art

December 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Join us for a free talk about curating contemporary Aboriginal art with Daina Warren. Daina Warren is a member of the Montana or Akamihk Cree Nation in Maskwacis (Bear Hills), Alberta. In 2000, she was awarded the Canada Council’s Assistance to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts program to work with grunt gallery in Vancouver. More information >

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Conversation with the Artist: Colin Smith

December 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

Located within exhibition spaces, Conversation with the Artist is an ongoing series that features informal and engaging talks between artists, curators and audience members. Join us as we discuss the works featured in the RBC New Works exhibition COLIN SMITH: Obscure Inversions. Friday, December 5, 6:30 pm RBC New Works Gallery, Second Level Free More information >

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One Night Of… The City

December 3, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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This multidisciplinary forum will present invited speakers to debate the question: What makes a City? What is the future of the city? During this event, the idea of The City will be approached from a variety of perspectives, including urban planning and development, artists exploring social practices in the public domain and architecture. One Night Of…The City is hosted in conjunction with a suite of current AGA exhibitions that explores different aspects of the city represented in video, sculpture and…

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November 2014
Free

Art for Lunch: Film as Art?

November 20, 2014 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

Film as Art? A Moving Image features the work of 5 contemporary artists of international acclaim. Each uses time-based media, such as film and video, as the focus of their artistic practice. But what is Video Art exactly? Why do I have to see it in gallery, instead of just watching it on YouTube? Using works in A Moving Image, this Art for Lunch explores these questions and unpacks some of the challenges of video art. Thursday, November 20 12:10-12:50…

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The Toulouse Lecture

November 2, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was an astonishingly inventive artist who was an aristocrat, dwarf, and dipsomaniac who died just short of his 37th birthday. The lecture will however separate the artist’s extraordinarily innovative art from the details of his colourful life. Hollis Clayson will focus on four topics: his invention of the imagery by which we know Belle Epoque Paris, his pioneering work in the medium of the poster, his triumph with the artistic avant garde as well as a mass…

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