21 Sep

Paul Chartrand: C02 Sequestration via Trees

Join us on Saturday, September 21, 7 PM at Conestoga Mall for the opening reception of Paul Chartrand's CO2 Sequestration via Trees. The reception can only be accessed by the King Street entrance doors beside Old Navy. All other entrance doors will be closed.

Paul Chartrand’s new work is an octagonal domed greenhouse, built to mirror the dramatic skylight directly above the main intersection of the mall. The greenhouse will be home to 2,600 silver maple seedlings, representing the number of trees...

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03 May

Guillermo Gómez-Peña

An evening with Guillermo Gómez-Peña with cameos by Pocha Nostra members Saula Garcia Lopez and Balitronica      Combining spoken word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling and language experimentation, Gómez-Peña offers critical and humorous commentary about the art world, academia, new technologies, the culture of war and violence in the US, organized crime in Mexico, gender and race politics, and the latest wave of complications surrounding gentrification in the “creative city...

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Every two years CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area produces an exhibition of contemporary visual art projects in the public spaces of the Waterloo Region. Since 2001 contemporary artists from across Canada, the United States and overseas have exhibited next to some of the best local artists in the Waterloo Region. Each edition of the CAFKA biennial takes on an over-arching theme, reflecting aesthetic and conceptual issues addressed by artists in their projects. By having artists from across Canada and around the world participate, common themes and issues are explored from diverse social and cultural perspectives . . .

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Preloved Action: Kitchener Steel Rails

The Steel Rails Sessions II: Pre-loved Actions by Johannes Zits

On June 24, 2011 CAFKA participated in Steel Rail Sessions II. The Steel Rail Sessions is an art party on the train running between Waterloo and St. Jacobs. The event featured great food, great music...

  • CAFKA.16: Mary Ma

    Mary Ma's Wind Water Wave is a 50 foot long polyester fabric that cascades from the ceiling. This fabric is blown by high powered fans, causing a continuous series of waves that ripple to the ground...
  • Featured Artist: Annie Dunning

    Guelph-based mixed-media and performance artist Annie Dunning negotiates ideas of space, urban wildlife, and her ecological place through the study of the world's oldest domesticated bird: the pigeon...
  • LÈCHE VITRINE: Mélika Hashemi

    Mélika Hashemi is a Canadian artist working primarily in photography, sculpture, and installation. Her work is informed by her understanding of a culture she has only experienced in hyphenated ways....
  • CAFKA.18: Don Russell

    For CAFKA.18 Cambridge artist Don Russell built Stone, Clay, Fire: Making a Circle in Springbank Community Gardens at the rare Charitable Research Reserve in Cambridge, Ontario. He began by digging a...

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