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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Admission always free

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12 pm - 6 pm
9 Jun 06until20 Aug 06

Hans-Peter Feldmann

100 Years

B.C. Binning and Alvin Balkind Galleries

A small black and white photograph of a person running is mounted on a motorized mechanism hanging on a gallery wall. The photograph appears blurred and in motion.

Hans-Peter Feldmann has had profound influence on the shape of contemporary conceptual art and photography, paralleling text and image and redefining methods of exhibition and distribution. Born near Düsseldorf in 1941, Feldmann is a peer of artists such as Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter. For Feldmann's first solo exhibition in Canada, and in order to introduce local audiences to the breadth of his work, Vancouver-based artist and writer Roy Arden has selected an array of Feldmann's signature bookworks and other printed multiples. The exhibition will also include 100 Years, an ambitious photographic series of 101 black and white portraits of people ranging in age from eight months to 100 years old. The formal composition of the images strongly relates to work of the early twentieth-century photographer August Sander. Aspects of Feldmann's oeuvre exhibit a child-like humour yet, as we are drawn into his work, we discover that it is grounded in a profound moral seriousness.

Guest curated by Roy Arden