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January 2018
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Hello, My Name is Art – Faye HeavyShield: Calling Stones (Conversations)

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
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In this month’s edition of Hello, My Name is Art, we invite you to join us in the exhibition Faye HeavyShield: Calling Stones (Conversations) for a deep-looking session focused on the piece translation (2017). Hello, My Name is Art is a new program focused on close looking and collaborative learning. Getting to know a work of art is like getting to know a new friend – sometimes it is love at first sight and sometimes it takes time, the right questions and a little bit of patience…

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AGA Film Night: The Other Side of the Picture (1998) and By Woman’s Hand (1994)

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
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The Other Side of the Picture (1998) tackles the question posed by art historian Linda Nochlin, “why have there been no great women artists?” It takes audiences behind the disheartening statistic that women account for only 8 percent of the National Gallery of Canada’s collection and into the homes and studios of great Canadian women artists such as Mary Pratt, Joyce Wieland, Jane Ash Poitras, and Landon Mackenzie. Considering the last two centuries of women’s art history, this film comments on…

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February 2018
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BMO World of Creativity: Atelier

February 4
Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
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Fashioned after a maker space or fab lab, Atelier is a creation space for you to explore, experiment and problem-solve. Use analog and digital animation techniques to make simple animations, build sets and record your story. Get inspired by upcoming and ongoing conversations about Canada’s history and investigate what Canada means to you. Take time to reflect on historical and cultural factors that shape our collective understanding of this country while finding ways to share your personal stories and hopes for the…

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Monument: Dara Humniski and Sergio Serrano

February 19
Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
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This second RBC Work Room project features Edmonton artists/designers Dara Humniski and Sergio Serrano working in residence for a creative development period of six weeks. Using the methodologies of design as a medium to examine our present moment and interrogate the customs of creation, Humniski and Serrano will inhabit RBC Work Room to make works on paper, print editions and ephemeral or temporary works in various scales. Created both individually and in partnership, the resulting works featured in Monument will echo themes of tradition and ritual, artifact…

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March 2018
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WordMark: A New Chapter Acquisition Project

March 25
Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
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Features works by contemporary Indigenous artists recently acquired for the AGA collection. WordMark is the first in a series of four exhibitions that will feature works by contemporary First Nations, Inuit and Metis artists, newly acquired for the AGA’s permanent collection. It is through the creation and public exhibition of museum collections that histories of art are written and remembered, and this important initiative, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts “New Chapter” grant program, will ensure that works by significant…

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