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October 15, 2022 February 05, 2023OCTOBER 15, 2022 - FEBRUARY 5, 2023
Curated by Jaimie Isaac
Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts is a lifetime achievement award recognizing an artist’s career, body of work and contribution to the visual arts, media arts and fine craft in Canada. In 2021, eight artists were celebrated in recognition of their exceptional careers and remarkable contributions to the visual arts, media arts and fine craft. The 2021 winners were: Lou Lynn, Dempsey Bob, Bonnie Devine, Luc Courchesne, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Bryce Kanbara, Lori Blondeau and Germaine Arnaktauyok.
This exhibition, presented by the AGGV in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, presents the work of the 2021 award recipients. It is a rare opportunity to see the work of these artists, who live in all parts of Canada, together in one location. The AGGV is honoured to have been selected by the Canada Council for the Arts to curate and host the 2021 exhibition.
The Governor General’s Awards were created in 1999 by the Canada Council and the Governor General of Canada to celebrate Canada’s vibrant arts community and recognize remarkable careers in the visual and media arts. Over the last two decades, a total of 170 contemporary artists and arts professionals have been honoured.
The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2021 exhibition is organized by the AGGV and curated by Jaimie Isaac, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Stills from the Canada Council for the Arts video portrait series featuring the 2021 winners of the Governor General's Awards
November 05, 2022 02:00 AM December 04, 2022 12:00 AMDeluge Contemporary Art
636 Yates Street, Victoria BC
November 4 to December 3, 2022
Opening Friday, November 4, 7pm
Gallery Hours: Wed to Sat, 12 to 4pm
Calculated by a Cray-1 supercomputer in 1981 at a weapons research laboratory during the height of anti-nuclear protests, Carla’s Island is widely considered the first computer-generated animation of water, influencing the representation of liquid in fluid-mechanics, military simulations, cinema and video games; floating—in its algorithmic attempt at verisimilitude—the promise of a simulated world to inhabit and control.
Taking the sampled, rescored and reprinted 16mm film of Carla’s Island as point of entry, Brandon Poole’s installation Islands navigates an archipelago of maritime simulations, sounding the depths of their representations for what is lost, and for what might be found.
Brandon Poole is an artist and lecturer based in Montreal, Quebec. Having previously trained in journalism and philosophy, his research-based practice moves by way of interviews and fieldwork to consider the entwined histories and speculative futures of media, simulation and the image. He received a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with honours and distinction, from the University of Victoria. His work has been shown at the Toronto Biennial, the University of Toronto’s Art Museum, Presentation House Gallery (Vancouver), and Fifty Fifty Gallery. He has an upcoming solo exhibition of new work at Dazibao (Montreal, Fall 2023).