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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
21 Nov 21·4:00 PMuntil5:30 PM

CAG Reads

Hannah Rickards presents Russell Targ, Jorge Luis Borges, Robert Ashley, John McPhee, and Stanislaw Lem

Online via Zoom

An aerial view of a person with a black hair standing in front of an artwork placed on the floor. The work is a large paper with a diamond- shaped cut-out in the middle.

We are pleased to announce our latest installment of CAG Reads, a book club where artists invite us to read alongside them. Each month an artist proposes a text for our collective reading pleasure, culminating in a virtual hangout where the artist leads a wide-ranging discussion grounded in their chosen reading material.

This month, CAG Reads will be hosted by Hannah Rickards. Hannah has compiled a series of short texts on remote viewing and perception, including selections from Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformations of Consciousness (2004) by Russell Targ, “Funes the Memorius” (1954) by Jorge Luis Borges, and excerpts on visualization from Robert Ashley’s Yes, But Is It Edible? (2014), John McPhee’s The Pine Barrens (1967) and Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris (1961). All texts will be provided to participants upon registration.

Rickards’ interdisciplinary practice explores the fluxive, non-linear dynamic between site, gesture, staging, and recording integrating elements of the language of performance, film, sound, drawing, and installation. Rickards’ solo exhibitions include the Polygon Gallery, Vancouver; Modern Art Oxford, UK; the Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland; and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; ICA, London; Witte de With, Rotterdam, and in the Hayward Gallery’s touring exhibition Listening. She received the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2008; was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Visual and Performing Arts in 2015; and in 2018 she was the recipient of the Nigel Greenwood Art Prize. Hannah lives and works in Vancouver.

Getting the texts

Participants will receive a PDF file of Hannah’s selections via email following registration.