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Talks, Films & More

Talks & Lectures

Talks & Lectures

February 2015

Saturday, February 28 | Curator’s Tour of Future Station | More information >

March 2015

Friday, March 20 | Conversation with the Artist – DaveandJenn | More information >

April 2015

Tuesday, April 21 | Reading Club | More information >



A film by Gary Burns
Canada | 87 minutes | 2000

Wednesday, January 21, 7 pm
Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level

Free with Gallery Admission

Tom, Sandra, Randy and Curt have all staked a month’s salary on a wager to see who can stay indoors the longest. It’s lunch hour on day 24 of the wager, and all bets are off. By the time the lunch hour is over, the bet is done and everyone looks at life a little differently.

Double Feature: Kitchen Party & The Suburbanators

Wednesday, February 4, 7 pm
Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level
Free with Gallery Admission

Kitchen Party

A film by Gary Burns
Canada | 92 minutes | 1997

Kitchen Party follows a “day in the life” of a group of teenagers and their parents in a suburban neighbourhood. As their evening events unwind, so do the pent-up tensions between the characters – teenagers and parents alike – leaving behind a trail of dented cars, bloodied noses, mussed carpet and if anybody bothered to stop and notice, ruptured lives.

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The Suburbanators

A film by Gary Burns
Canada | 87 minutes | 1995

Three pairs of slacker dweebs wander mindlessly amongst the ultra-homogenized urban desert of strip malls, fast food joints and sprawling car lots in this funny look at modern youth from the Canadian suburbs.


Art for Lunch

Art for Lunch


Third Thursday of every month 12:10-12:50 pm
Ledcor Theatre Foyer

Feed your appetite with Art for Lunch! Art for Lunch is an informal lecture series designed to heighten your understanding of current AGA exhibitions. Bring your own lunch – or pick something up from the Terrace Café on the AGA’s third floor.

January 15

with Adam Whitford

Photography since 1970 has evolved greatly, incorporating new technologies and approaches to representing subject matter. This Art for lunch will include a discussion of works from a View from a Window by Robin Collyer and Edward Burtynsky, and the captivating developments in landscape photography over the past 40 years.

February 19

with Ali Nickerson

Biennials can play an important role in establishing the career of an emerging artist, but how, and in what ways? Join artist Ali Nickerson as she discusses her practice as an artist and considers what it means to be one of the artists included in Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art.

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.

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.