CAFKA and Open Sesame are pleased to announce our new collaboration Lèche Vitrine: Open Sesame Project Window, a new space for art installations at Open Sesame, the gallery/shop next to Kitchener City Hall. The name Lèche Vitrine comes from the French term for window-shopping, or literally "window licker." Influenced by the success of Jimmy Limit’s CAFKA.16 project “Photos for Windows,” four new two-dimensional installations—printed on vinyl and placed over part of Open Sesame’s King Street-facing windows—will be commissioned over the coming year.

Vinyl as an artistic medium is ideal for large-format photographs and digital images, and its association with advertising and publicity provides both formal and conceptual connections for artists to consider. Lèche Vitrine supports Open Sesame’s mission in promoting Waterloo Region artists and adding texture, colour, life, and vibrancy to Downtown Kitchener. For CAFKA, this project space is an opportunity to support new art forms and to celebrate emerging artists and experimental work.

Lèche Vitrine: Open Sesame Project Window 2017 - 2019

Anna van Milligen: <3, September 2017 - May 2018

St Marie φ Walker: A(d)version, June - August 2018 

Mélika Hashemi: Ma'jooj, September - October 2018

Nicole Beno: Objects of Desire, November 2018 - April 2019

For more information about Lèche Vitrine, please contact cafka at cafka.org or info@opensesameshop.com.

Image: Nicole Beno, Objects of Desire, digital image, 2018. On view at Open Sesame, 220 King Street West, Kitchener October through December, 2018. 

Lèche Vitrine has been made possible with the support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.rwafhorcol [Converted] 2.jpg