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May 26, 2010
EDMONTON, AB – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is hosting a media conference on Friday, May 28 at 11 am to launch the 7th Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. All 24 featured Albertan artists and the guest curator will be in attendance to launch the exhibition and its accompanying website. The 2010 Alberta Biennial, titled TIMELAND, is sponsored by ATB Financial.
TIMELAND: 2010 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art opens to the public on May 29 and runs until August 29, 2010. The exhibition has been guest-curated by Toronto-based Richard Rhodes, Editor of Canadian Art Magazine. Rhodes travelled across Alberta to select the 24 featured emerging and established artists. This is the first Alberta Biennial to be curated by a non-Albertan.
Interviews and a sneak peek of the exhibition will be available following the media conference.
To RSVP or for more information, please contact:
Sarah Hoyles, Media Relations & Communications Coordinator
T: 780.392.2468 E: email@example.com
ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of over 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta and the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. The AGA recently underwent a major re-building project. Designed by Los Angeles architect Randall Stout, the 85,000 sq foot (7,900 sq metres) new AGA opens to the public on January 31, 2010. The new Gallery features three floors of premiere exhibition space; the City of Edmonton Terrace; the Singhmar Centre for Art Education; Zinc resto lounge; Shop AGA; Ledcor Theatre and an Art Rental and Sales Gallery.
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.