Ferdinando Bilanzola (1956-2001), Judi Burgess, Raffaele Caterini, Paul Cvetich, John Kinsella, Janice Kovar, Paul Ropel-Morski and Lisa Wöhrle are The Contemporaries.
All McMaster University art graduates, they formed the artist collective “The Contemporaries” in the late 1980s and exhibited extensively in the Hamilton region until the mid 90s. The Contemporaries: This Must Be The Place brings the artists back together in an exhibition that focuses on their current practices, while also taking a look back at the early days. The connections that drew The Contemporaries together – deep ties of friendship, art and their shared history with McMaster and Hamilton – have remained intact throughout the years.
“Home is where I want to be
But I guess I’m already there”
From This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) by Talking Heads
Read more about The Contemporaries here.
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 15th, 12:30 – 1:20 PM
Artist Judi Burgess of The Contemporaries wishes to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their support.
Artists: Ferdinando Bilanzola, Judi Burgess, Raffaele Caterini, Paul Cvetich, John Kinsella, Janice Kovar, Paul Ropel-Morski, Lisa Wöhrle
January 17, 2023 – May 19, 2023
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This catalogue documents a multi-year art-science project called Immune Nations, produced on the occasion of its exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Initiated in 2014 and co-led by Steven Hoffman (York University), Sean Caulfield (University of Alberta), and Natalie Loveless (University of Alberta), Immune Nations brought together scientists, policy experts, […]
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To promote and stimulate learning, interest and continued enjoyment about the visual arts, the Museum will organize an annual programme of temporary exhibitions for presentation year round.
Exhibition proposals/submissions are accepted on an on-going basis.
The Director/Curator will select and establish the annual exhibition programme in collaboration with the curatorial team. An exhibition schedule will be presented by the Director/Curator to the Advisory Board of the Museum once each year
Proposals are accepted from artists and curators.
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The McMaster Museum of Art is a third party recommender for Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants.
The 2023-24 Exhibition Assistance Program opens on June 7, 2023, and closes on January 16, 2024. Our deadlines for the programming year are:
Please follow the guidelines established by the Ontario Arts Council, apply directly through their website, and submit the following with your applications:
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