ABBiennial
In conjunction with "for the time being: The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art"

for the time being: 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art approaches the political implications of self-organization and wayfinding in new and unknown territories, that may or may not be visible.

Ferguson's installation looks to disrupt the overly romanticized notions of place and experience our Canadian wilderness. We see the mountain—the origin, the slowly shifting truth from which we gain. We see the human experience—our own methods to thrive alongside the natural while simultaneously negating its magic. And we see the breakdown—a concurrent simplification and complication of our perceptions, ethics,conventions and presence when confronting the external self. Here, a lost connection is sought. How can we discover our forgotten histories, those that were never told, but remain present in the landscape?

Curators
Kristy Trinier

Kristy Trinier is the former Director of Visual, Digital and Media Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Previously, as the Curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Trinier curated Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, as well as exhibitions at the AGA and Enterprise Square Galleries. Her previous roles include Public Art Director at the Edmonton Arts Council, where she managed the City of Edmonton’s Public Art Collection, related exhibitions and public art programs and Grant Writer at Banff Centre. Trinier has written for Canadian Art, Momus and other arts publications. She holds a Bachelors degree in Visual Art and English from the University of Victoria, and a Masters degree in Public Art from the Dutch Art Institute (DAI, ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten) as a Huygens scholar in The Netherlands.

Peta Rake

Peta Rake is the Curator of Walter Phillips Gallery and the Banff International Curatorial Institute at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. She has curated exhibitions at ISCP (New York), Oakland Museum of California (Oakland), CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art (San Francisco), Luggage Store Gallery (San Francisco) and the Esker Foundation (Calgary). She writes regularly for C Magazine and her texts have appeared in Canadian Art, Fillip, and Blackflash among others. She has previously worked at California College of the Arts and Steven Leiber Archive (San Francisco) and the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane). She holds a Masters in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts, a Bachelors degree in Creative Industries from Queensland University of Technology and was the 2014 Curator Award recipient from ISCP in New York.

Location
Public spaces (Manning Hall)
Sponsors
Artist patrons
  • Bruce and Carol Bentley
  • Marie Gordon
  • John and Maggie Mitchell
  • Sheila O’Brien
  • Allan and Marianne Scott