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CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener: SURVIVE. RESIST

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CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener: SURVIVE. RESIST

kafkaThe 8th edition of CAFKA exhibition of contemporary art projects in public places focuses on art in public spaces. The CAFKA programming committee has identified some of the most interesting work in contemporary public art and has invited these artists to develop projects for the biennial. In recognition of the variety of strategies employed by contemporary artists to negotiate the complex social, political, psychological and aesthetic terrain of a looming ecological dystopia, the theme for the 2011 biennial will be SURVIVE. RESIST.

CAFKA features more than 20 installations, performances and projections that are intended to stimulate emotion, provoke thought, and encourage conversation.

The biennial exhibition began at the Kitchener City Hall in 2000, and since that time it has grown every year. It has grown in duration from a weekend festival of visual art to a 17-day program. It has expanded beyond the Kitchener City Hall to take place throughout Kitchener’s downtown and now embraces the neighbouring municipalities of Waterloo and Cambridge. Each year CAFKA’s projects, installations and projections are more ambitious.

Focussing on art in public spaces, the CAFKA programming committee has identified some of the most interesting work in contemporary public art and has invited these artists to develop projects for the biennial. In recognition of the variety of strategies employed by contemporary artists to negotiate the complex social, political, psychological and aesthetic terrain of a looming ecological dystopia, the theme for the 2011 biennial will be SURVIVE. RESIST.

CAFKA will also be collaborating with various organizations who are presenting programming in concert with CAFKA. These organizations include Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge Sculpture Garden, The Critical Media Lab, Communitech HUB, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Clay & Glass Gallery, THEMUSEUM, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, and Sceneverse.

Ongoing until Sunday October 2nd.

Where: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St. W., and various locationsKeith Marshall

When: Begins September 16, 2011

For more information please visit website.

365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo is brought to you by Keith Marshall. The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke. – Jerzy Kosinski

 

 

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