ghost_city The artists in Formerly Exit Five all start from a concern with understanding the composition of changing experiences of time and space as they have glimpsed and encountered them in everyday spaces. Responding from a variety of international and Canadian sites in a wide range of media including sound and video installations, photography, sculpture, painting, and drawing, they have sought to grasp the workings of contemporary cultural memory, considering the kinds of commemoration that could capture the persistence of the past in the present, and the meaning of what remains. Organized and circulated by Kenderdine Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Sask Culture and special project assistance of the Artists and Community Collaboration Program.

About the Exhibition
While place and history retain currency, landscapes are defined by increasingly fluid understandings of location, memory, and identity. The modern rise of what Marc Augé described as the “non-place” is not only reflected in processes like urban sprawl and the erosion of geographic particularities, but also increasingly accelerated and condensed cycles of landscape transformation and, sometimes, erasure. Undermining traditional bases for collective meaning and identification, the possibility for indelible markers of memory has given way to temporary reference points – the “just past” of the present – and vague terrains bearing no trace of the past at all.
from January 11 – April 28, 2013

Participating Artists:

  • Vahram Aghasyan
  • Michael Alstad
  • Cyprien Gaillard
  • Sara Graham
  • Paul Griffin
  • Isabelle Hayeur
  • Craig Leonard
  • Andrew King & Angela Silver
  • David Rokeby
  • Denyse Thomasos

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