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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free
3 Apr 19·5:30 PMuntil7:00 PM


Deanna Bowen: Capture Speaker Series

Offsite at Inform Interiors, 50 Water Street

A black and white cast photo from a theatre play with a large group of smiling people standing and crouching in rows. The people appear to be in costume and positioned in front of the stage backdrop.

Deanna Bowen, Theatre Under the Stars’ cast photo from Finian’s Rainbow, circa 1953, 2019. Courtesy the artist, Theatre Under the Stars and Cecilia and Roger Smith

Deanna Bowen contemplates the simultaneous hypervisibility and invisibility of Black bodies in the photographic archive, Vancouver’s particular performance of racism through class and how her own work might offer a counterpoint to established forms of representation in Vancouver and their role in the continued erasure of Black presence from the city’s historical narratives.

The talk will be followed by the 2019 Capture Photography Festival Launch.