Contemporary Calgary presents UTOPIA FACTORY until July 30

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Utopia-ImageContemporary Calgary presents UTOPIA FACTORY 

March 16 – July 30, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 7:00 PM | FREE
117 – 8 Avenue SW, Calgary

UTOPIA FACTORY is a sesquicentennial exhibition in three parts, each exploring architectural monuments and the urban fabric in the formation of national and civic identity.
When Form Becomes Attitude
Curated by Noa Bronstein
Main & Tall Gallery, March 16 – July 30, 2016

What is the political life of a building, place or historic marker? When Form Becomes Attitudepoints towards this question in considering the role of monuments or concepts around monumentality in constructing cities, nations and ideologies. Featuring artworks by Maria Flawia LitwinBear WitnessKotama BouabaneMorehshin AllahyariChristian JankowskiIsabelle HayeurShelagh Keeley and Babak Golkar.

Research Station
Curated by Lisa Baldissera and Nate McLeod
Mezzanine Gallery & Lobby, March 16 – July 30, 2017

Research Station is a two-part project that features existing and research-based work by Mark Clintberg (Calgary, AB) and Nils Norman (London, UK), respectively, as they each develop new projects for the future home of Contemporary Calgary: the Centennial Planetarium.

Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On
Curated by Marco Polo & Colin Ripley
Top Gallery, May 4 – July 30, 2017

The touring exhibition Architecture and National Identity provides an historical archival component to UTOPIA FACTORY. Realized by architectural scholars Colin Ripley and Marco Polo, it offers an exhaustive documentation on Canada’s Centennial projects coast to coast. Organized and circulated by Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Contemporary Calgary
117 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B4


12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

*Open only during exhibitions.

Image Credit: Interior view of Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, 1964 (photograph by Arthur James, published Canadian Architect vol. 9, no. 11, p. 55).

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