Opening Reception for Spring Exhibitions + Ken Lum Artist Talk, March 2


Art Gallery of Mississauga

300 City Centre Drive 1st Floor
Mississauga, Ontario

The AGM is pleased to present two new exhibitions for Spring. Please join us for the opening reception of Ken Lum: A Matter of Life and Death and Nam Phi Dang’s Somewhere Else. 

March 2 - April 16, 2017 
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, March 2, 6 - 9 PM. Artist talk begins at 7 PM This exhibition brings together three bodies of work by internationally established Canadian artist Ken Lum, exploring notions of alternative portraiture, and the weaving of fictive and biographical detail in the stories we tell about ourselves and others in life and in death.
Vancouver-born Ken Lum has been an artist for over 35 years producing conceptual and representational art in a range of media, including painting, sculpture and photography. He is currently Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. A founding editor of Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, he has published catalog essays on Chen Zhen, Liu Wei, Ian Wilson and Trevor Mahovsky/Rhonda Weppler. He has an extensive record of international exhibitions, including Documenta and numerous biennales. Lum has also completed several permanent public art commissions in Vienna, Leiden, Utrecht, Vancouver, Toronto, St Louis and St Moritz. He is presently working on a memorial commemorating the 1986 Lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon. Lum has served as curator of several large-scale exhibitions including Sharjah Biennial 7, Shanghai Modern: 1919 -1945 and the NorthWest Annual. He is presently co-curator of Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a citywide exhibition of major commissions to open in the fall of 2017 in Philadelphia.
March 2 - April 16, 2017 
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2, 6 - 9 PM 
Artist talk: Sunday, March 12, 1 PM

Somewhere Else is a photo essay resulting from Nam Phi Dang's recent trip to Vietnam, the country from which his parents fled years ago. With this series of dream-like yet documentary images, Dang confronts tensions felt by those raised in one country but with cultural ties to another, and explores the disconnect between the perception and reality of ideas of heritage and homeland.

Nam Phi Dang is a photographer based in Mississauga. His work was selected for Magenta's Flash Forward 2016, a competition for emerging photographers in Canada, the UK and the US, and his photojournalism has been featured in Toronto Life, Vice and the Globe and Mail.

The XIT- RM is a project space showcasing emerging artists in the Mississauga, GTA and 905 regions. This exhibition is generously supported by the RBC Foundation.
Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1

Free Admission. Open 7 Days A Week.

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