149 W Hastings St
, SFU Woodward's
Hours: tue, wed, sat 12-5pm thu, fri 12-8pm
Audain Gallery opened in 2010 and is named after patron Michael Audain. The gallery is located in downtown Vancouver in the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, along with SFUs School for the Contemporary Arts. The gallery advances the aesthetic and discursive production and presentation of contemporary art through a responsive program of exhibitions that support engaged pedagogy. Focusing on the ways in which contemporary art is socially formed and formative, the gallery initiates local, national and international projects, including exhibitions by visiting international artists through the Audain Visual Artists in Residence Program (such as by Marjetica Potrč, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Raqs Media Collective, Claire Fontaine, and Antoni Muntadas). Audain Gallery also hosts SFU SCA Visual Arts student exhibitions. Events such as artists talks, public discussions, and screenings are organized parallel to the gallerys exhibitions, cultivating the cultural context and conversation around visual art. Audain Gallery offers a critical space for engagement with the diverse and timely ideas of contemporary art in a dynamic and shifting manner.
To Dec 9 Walid Raad: Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut 1994). A set of self-assigned photographic commissions that look at the city of Beirut through thousands of negatives and digital files produced since the mid-1980s. Raad’s new work within the Sweet Talk series considers the destruction and development of the city within its complex context.