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Following an earlier report to the community, Contemporary Calgary is extending an open invitation to a public consultation in October to help determine a course for its future. more

Sep 27, 2017 7:43 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

You have to admire Contemporary Calgary’s courage in launching "extratextual," a group survey show about art and text. more

Sep 25, 2017 11:30 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

In a 'Report to the Community' on Sept. 13, Jay Mehr, the board chair of Contemporary Calgary, said negotiations with the City of Calgary to take over the Centennial Planetarium have broken down. more

Sep 22, 2017 11:28 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Bill Viola, "Walking on the Edge," 2012

Courtesy of Bill Viola Studio and James Cohan Gallery, New York.

Fusi says he knew the artists and their work before moving this year to Calgary, but once confronted with Alberta’s landscape and art history, connected the contemporaneous tendencies in how they address landscape and art. And so the show was born. more

Oct 31, 2016 9:43 PM EXHIBITIONS

Five local galleries revisit the landscape tradition through the lens of the moving image from September 22 until November 12. more

Aug 23, 2016 8:32 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Ms. Baldissera brings more than fifteen years of experience working at art institutions and museums, having produced over fifty exhibitions of contemporary and modern art over the course of her career. more

Jul 28, 2016 7:17 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Immediately enveloping, Material Girls delivers on the curatorial claim that it’s like a teenaged girl’s bedroom. Polychrome walls and artist wallpapers frame several pieces, helping transform staid gallery to “hot mess.” more

Jun 27, 2016 4:08 PM EXHIBITIONS

Calgary's City Council approves $24.5M in capital funding from the Cultural Municipal Sustainability Initiative Program (MSIP) over three years to help revive the iconic Centennial Planetarium as a Class “A”, multi-phased public/private arts facility more

Apr 27, 2016 7:04 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Contemporary Calgary announces the appointment of its first Director & Chief Executive Officer, Pierre Arpin. more

Mar 29, 2016 4:10 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, 700+ guests gathered at LOOK2015: A fundraiser to support Contemporary Calgary's mission to establish a public destination for contemporary and modern visual art in Calgary. more

Nov 10, 2015 9:21 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

On November 1st, the Centennial Planetarium will come back to life for a unique gala supporting Contemporary Calgary. LOOK2014 will feature an outstanding art-auction and an exclusive VIP experience with Richard Florida. more

Oct 22, 2014 2:32 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Kim Dorland works in his Toronto studio

Photo by Sian Richards.

Occasional breaks from the studio are crucial for Dorland, who paints with such feverish intensity that basic needs, like food and sleep, sometimes seem like frills he fits in around the edges, if at all. more

Sep 2, 2014 10:17 AM PREVIEWS

John Clark, "The Wheel" 1986

Courtesy of the Clark Estate

“John Clark: a Tribute” closing soon at C2

Close to home, I caught up with Jeffrey Spalding Artistic Director of Contemporary Calgary and asked him to comment on his summer exhibition at C2: “John Clark: a Tribute” as it nears the end of its run on Sunday, August 31. more

Aug 19, 2014 10:58 AM Peripatetic Publisher

Jeff de Boer, "French Tournament Cat", 1997

Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Rubber bugs, linoleum, dinner plates and rose petals are but a small selection of the interesting materials you will find in the art that graces "Made in Calgary: The 1990s." more

Feb 28, 2014 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Daryl Fridhandler, C Co-Chair stated: “Dr. Terry Rock’s extensive strategic leadership and arts administration experience will serve to advance Contemporary Calgary’s mission..." more

Jan 14, 2014 7:46 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

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