Jeremy Borsos, video, 1.16m

Representing Reconciliation: Exploring the Artists’ Challenges & Opportunities

ART OF RECONCILIATION: ARTIST PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION Join us to hear artists’ presentations and an open discussion about the challenges and opportunities of representing reconciliation personally and publicly. The discussion will be introduced by Dylan Robinson, Banting Postdoctural Fellow in First Nations Studies at UBC. The Public Art Program commissioned 10 artists to create projects…

Emilie Crewe, still  from "Making Circles: The Chilkat Dancing Blanket", HD video

New public art commissions for the Year of Reconciliation debut in April

Two new projects debut in April to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation. A new video by Vancouver artist Emilie Crewe, Making Circles: The Chilkat Dancing Blanket, will intervene in the advertising content on the dual screens at Granville and Robson Streets. The 2.47 minute silent video contrasts close-ups of the hands of master…

Sonny Assu

City of Vancouver launches 10 new public art commissions for the Year of Reconciliation

Five new projects, ranging from banners and posters to videos and a mural, have joined Vancouver’s public art collection in an exhibition to honour and celebrate the City’s Year of Reconciliation. The City’s Public Art Program commissioned 10 new artist projects overall with the first five debuting in March 2014 and new projects being introduced…

A-maze-ing Laughter by Yue Minjun

Reflections on “A-maze-ing Laughter” by Yue Minjun

A-maze-ing Laughter Artwork: Yue Minjun Words: Dong Yue Su Photos: Courtesy of the Vancouver Biennale and Dan Fairchild Photography A-maze-ing Laughter  features the wide open-mouthed laughter, the signature trademark of Yue Minjun, who is one of the most prominent Chinese artists known to the world. The sculpture erected in Morton Park consists of fourteen bronze…

public art walking tour

Explore Public Art for Culture Days 2013

*text from the above image* PUBLIC ART WALKING TOURS                                      Culture Days 2013 Join us for a leisurely guided tour of public art pieces in the city. There are two easy and accessible tours options – both are easy and accessible. Each is approximately one hour. Burrard Corridor – Downtown: Start and end at the Vancouver…