British artist Mike Nelson discusses his exhibition and two new commissions at the Contemporary Art Gallery (September 14 to November 3, 2013). Video by Derek Brunen with still installation photography by Scott Massey.
This exhibition is the first solo exhibition in Canada of work by renowned British artist Mike Nelson. The exhibition comprises of two significant new commissions, an ambitious series of sculptures produced in partnership with The Power Plant in Toronto, and a new photographic work made in association with the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff. For more information go to contemporaryartgallery.ca/exhibitions/mike-nelson/
I was invited by Broken City Lab for a residency to develop a project with them that would be similar to Art is Forever. Given that I would be working with BCL which is a community focused arts organization and not an art museum it seemed fitting to have the designs of the tattoos be designed around their city of Windsor, Ontario.
Over the course of the residency we worked the Arts Council of Windsor & Region to host a sketch night where we developed tattoo design ideas with members of the community. During this time we also asked for Windsorites to submit a piece of writing telling us why "Windsor is Forever". From those submissions we selected individuals to receive free tattoos in an all day event at Broken City Lab.
Thanks to everyone at Broken City Lab, the sketch night participants, and for everyone who helped make this happen!
Tattoos by Dave Kant, Steve Jones and Jon Jimenez.
Film Directed and Edited by Andrew Frickey
British installation artist Mike Nelson answers our question: What is your biggest fear regarding the art world? His exhibition “408 tons of imperfect geometry” is open for view from August 18 to October 21, 2012, at Malmö Konsthall, Sweden.
This video interview with Irish artist Sarah Browne was created by Jessica Foley to coincide with the exhibition 'How To Use Fool's Gold' at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, July 13 to September 2, 2012.
Artist Matthew Monahan is interviewed by Curator and Educator Heidi Reitmaier about his work and his exhibition 'Matthew Monahan' at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, April 27 to July 1, 2012.
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
The official video channel of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
This channel features interviews with international and Canadian contemporary artists relating to the exhibition and public events program of the Contemporary Art Gallery.
For more information go to contemporaryartgallery.ca