CAFKA.18: RECOGNIZE EVERYONE opens June 2 and runs through July 1 in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge
CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area announces its upcoming biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of Waterloo Region.
CAFKA.18 is CAFKA’s 12th exhibition of contemporary art projects. The biennial exhibition began at Kitchener City Hall in 2000 and has since grown and adapted to this rapidly changing community. It has grown from a weekend festival of visual art to a 30-day program of art installations, art crawls, multilingual-guided tours, art cycle rallies, and family art education. It has expanded beyond Kitchener City Hall to take place throughout Kitchener’s downtown and now the neighbouring municipalities of Waterloo and Cambridge. The CAFKA Program Committee puts together a program of contemporary artwork that animates our public spaces and helps to generate conversations and reflections about the community we live in.
The theme for the 2018 biennial will be RECOGNIZE EVERYONE. The title comes from an association game created by CAFKA.18 artist Lucy Pullen. RECOGNIZE EVERYONE is a game that helps us to orient ourselves in new places and with new people. Simply by looking to recognize someone you know in the face or the behaviour of a stranger, you are playing the game. RECOGNIZE EVERYONE is a playful and adaptive way to make a home or feel at home, and a creative and engaged way of being in the world.