Joi T. Arcand | Duck Lake askiy – Duck Lake, Saskatchewan | From the series ot? n?k?n misiw? ask?hk – Here on Future Earth 2009 | Inkjet print | Courtesy of the artist and Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection
The annual Capture Photography Festival is taking over Vancouver from April 3-30 with ‘The Blue Hour’ as the feature exhibition. In addition to the show at the Contemporary Art Gallery, the exhibition will be making impressions on minds and eyeballs as four public art installations. Beginning April 5, the work of two of the five international and Canadian artists from diverse backgrounds included will be adorning the CAG building (Grace Ndiritu) as well as three downtown skytrain station facades (Joi T. Arcand).
So, what exactly is ‘The Blue Hour’? The titular concept references the twilight hour as it relates to photography’s significance, which is basically to say that the photograph has a more fluid place in our history and future than we might immediately think. What you can expect from the artists involved (rounded out by Kapwani Kiwanga, Colin Miner and Kara Uzelman) is a selection of multimedia works that challenge the idea of photographs being primarily commonplace mementos. Instead, you’ll be pushed to consider the powerful and non-linear place that photography inhabits, as well as how it relates to the future. Your commute downtown just got a lot more interesting…Find out more.