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Contemporary Art Gallery

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

Admission always free
19 Jan 15·7:00 PM


Grace Schwindt

Offsite at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

A close view of a clear, block-like sculpture of encased broken ceramic pieces installed on a plinth. A royal blue cloth drapes behind the sculpture.

Grace Schwindt, Untitled (detail), 2014. Photo: SITE Photography

Join Grace Schwindt for a talk on her current exhibition Only A Free Individual Can Create a Free Society.

###Biography Grace Schwindt (born 1979, Germany) is an artist based in London working with film, live performance and sculpture. Her theatrical sets for film works use the minimal architectural elements and props to mark a location, in which she places bodies including her own. Using a tightly scripted choreography in which every move relates to institutionalised systems, she investigates how social relations and understandings about oneself are formed, often through acts of exclusion and destruction. The artist’s interviews with individuals often serve as a starting point for fictionalised dialogues delivered by performers. Represented by Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp, her work is distributed by Argos Centre for Media and Art. Recent solo presentations include South London Gallery; ICA, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Spill Festival, Basement, Brighton; Collective Gallery, Edinburgh and White Columns, New York. Schwindt was shortlisted for this year’s Jarman Film Award.