Through a multiplicity of museological responsibilities, including research, presentation and circulation of exhibitions, documentation and publications pertaining to exhibitions and works in the Permanent Collection, research and development of public programmes, and critical development of the Permanent Collection, the Kamloops Art Gallery attempts to be relevant and responsive to the diverse communities it serves.
The Kamloops Art Gallery organizes or hosts up to 15 exhibitions each year that investigate various aspects of contemporary social and cultural issues. The work KAG supports represents a diverse selection of issues that fosters an expanding dialogue around gender, ethnicity, class and cultural boundaries. The exhibitions include a variety of traditional and new media, such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, video, performance art, computer-based production, internet projects, and installation.
The Kamloops Art Gallery believes it is essential to take risks and to provide challenging and diverse public programmes that express varied points of view. The Permanent Collection is developed to include contemporary Canadian art in all media and a small number of historic Canadian works to contextualize the contemporary focus and reflect the local area. The KAG programme concentrates on contemporary art and boldly addresses and contextualizes the urgent and often-contentious issues inherent in the politics of representation, identity, gender, commodity culture, and global communications. As a regional institution focusing on contemporary practices, KAG seeks to demonstrate a high degree of curatorial integrity by maintaining a strong commitment to the community and to local and regional artists. By responding to a diverse number of interests and concerns, KAG contributes to the cultural climate of the region, while bringing Kamloops into a broader discussion nationally and internationally.
Kim Clarke Photography
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