Nov 2-Jan 13 Looking for Persepolis: The Camera in Iran, 1850-1930 considers the role of the camera in Iran, focusing on early photography from the latter 19th and early 20th centuries. Batia Suter: Parallel Encyclopedia Extended. Presents a dramatic installation of photographic reproductions sourced from thousands of books. The exhibition highlights such salient issues in contemporary photography as the proliferation of digital images, and includes a new, large-scale mural. Hannah Rickards: One can make out the surface only by placing any dark-coloured object on the ground. Rickards, an interdisciplinary artist from London, UK, now based in Vancouver, premieres a meditative new video installation of performers interacting with early photographic materials from scientific documents. The exhibition includes a display of artefacts and visual documents that depict temporality and the weather that relates to the artist’s interest in the earth sciences.
The Polygon Gallery has a mandate to exhibit and disseminate photography and media art, emphasizing contemporary Canadian work within a context of historical and international art. In addition to the exhibition program, the Gallery organizes national and international tours of exhibitions, produces publications and offers public events and art education programs. The Gallery endeavours to offer the community diverse experiences which will enrich viewers with new considerations about the world which they live.
Looking at Persepolis: The Camera in Iran, 1850-1930