Presentation House Gallery
The Polygon Gallery
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9

War Zones

An exhibition series of photo and media-based work by an international selection of artists who look at memories and ideologies associated with war.

Barbara Alper (New York), Dominique Blain (Montreal), Eugenio Dittborn (Chile), Willie Doherty (Northern Ireland), Jochen Gerz (France), Johan Grimonprez (Belgium/New York), Jamelie Hassan (London, Ontario), Mona Hatoum (London, UK); Alfredo Jaar (New York), Roy Kiyooka (Vancouver), John & Yoko (New York), Allan Harding MacKay (Calgary), Nam June Paik (New York), Nancy Paterson (Toronto), Edward Poitras (Regina), Martha Rosler (New York), Barbara Steinman (Montreal), John Scott (Toronto), Hiromi Tsuchida (Japan), Gu Xiong (Vancouver).

Siting Conflict
April 17 -May 30
At Presentation House Gallery

April 15, noon: Artist’s talk by Willie Doherty, at ECIAD Lecture Hall. Organized in cooperation with ECIAD Residency Program.

April 16, 6pm: invitational ‘salon’ with Willie Doherty conducting discussion. At the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Present Tense
May 15 – June 26
At the Contemporary Art Gallery and Artspeak Gallery

June 5 – July 3
At Access Gallery

June 8, 1-5 pm: Producers workshop with Johan Grimonprez; introduced by the artist. Co-produced by Video In, Presentation House Gallery and ~scope.
Both events at the Western Front, Vancouver

Bearing Witness
June 5 -July 18
At Presentation House Gallery
Opening reception Saturday, June 5 , 2pm

July 14 – Sept. 26
At the Vancouver Art Gallery
Opening reception, Thursday, July 15
following Dominique Blain’s talk at 7:30 pm

Billboard Projects
At West Georgia and Homer Streets
May – Ed Poitras / June – Jamelie Hassan / July – John & Yoko

Film Series
April 29, May 6, 13, 20
At Pacific Cinematheque
Co-presented by PHG, PC and Veterans Against Nuclear Arms.

Talk Series
April 18, May 16 and June 6, 2 pm
Panel discussion series at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Co-presented by PHG and the VAG

June 10, 7:30 pm
Artist’s talk: Hiromi Tsuchida
At Presentation House Gallery

War Zones is a program of exhibitions and special events held in collaboration with Access Gallery, Artspeak Gallery, the Contemporary Art Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Pacific Cinémathèque and Veterans Against Nuclear Arms, the Western Front and Video In.

Catalogue published includes essays by Sue Malvern, Zdenka Badovinac, Bob Sherrin and an introduction by the curators Karen Love and Karen Henry.

Sponsored by Janice Dillon and David Gibbons, Marine Printers, The Royal Bank, The Charles H. Scott Gallery / Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design Residency Program and Aragon Development, Simon Fraser University Graduate Liberal Studies Program and the Leon & Thea Koerner Foundation Lecture Series, Preferred Service Customs Brokers, The British Council, VanCity Savings Credit Union, The Annie Wong Art Foundation, The Hamber Foundation, The Leon & Thea Koerner Foundation, The Vancouver Sun, The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, The Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council, The Vancouver Foundation, The Canada Council for the Arts and the Japan-Canada Fund, as well as participating organizations.

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