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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary  land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.

August Klintberg: Love Empire

Edmonton's poet laureate Shima Robinson performs on Love Empire for the AGA's June 14 AGA100 exhibition opening and launch party.

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Consisting of a barebones stage, basic PA system and a secret compartment, Love Empire creates a space for public and private proclamations of love, admiration, passion and emotion. This interactive installation was originally commissioned by the Art Gallery of Alberta for the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibition in 2005, and subsequently acquired for the National Gallery of Canada’s collection in 2007. For this special presentation at the AGA, August Klintberg has reimagined this work in a new iteration that has been created to be part of the AGA’s 100th Anniversary celebrations. We invite you to share your love with us!

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada. Curated by Catherine Crowston. 

Declare your love!
Join us and our community partners on the terrace throughout the summer for a special performance series on the stage of Love Empire - see the performance schedule here.

Bios

August Klintberg (formerly Mark Clintberg) is an artist who works in the field of art history. He is represented by Pierre François Ouellette art contemporain in Montreal, and is an Associate Professor at the Alberta University of the Arts. He earned his Ph.D. in Art History at Concordia University in 2013. He was Shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award for the region Prairies and the North in 2013. Public and private collections across Canada and in the United States have acquired his work, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Bank of Montreal Corporate Art Collection, TD Corporate Art Collection, the Edmonton Arts Council, the Dunlop Art Gallery, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. His work has been shown at Walk & Talk (Azores, Portugal), the Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina), the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax), the Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton), the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (Calgary), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Banff Centre, Centre des arts actuels Skol (Montreal), Art Souterrain (Montreal), and The Harbourfront Centre (Toronto). His research has been published in Printing History (2023), the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (2019), The Journal of Canadian Art History (2020) and The Journal of Curatorial Studies (2016).

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

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* Restrictions apply. Please see our Hours and Admissions page.

AGA members
$Free
Youth 0-17
$Free
Alberta students 18+
$Free
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

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2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.422.6223
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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary  land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.