Tag Archives: Museum of Vancouver

NEON LEGACY

by Rhys Edwards

MOV-Neon-BuddhaImage courtesy of Museum of Vancouver

Was there ever time when Vancouver was “authentic?”

The Museum of Vancouver’s latest permanent exhibition—Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver—recounts the history of Vancouver’s love affair with neon signage. Several conserved signs illuminate visitors as they browse the documents that reconstruct this history. Among other things, visitors are asked if the abundance of neon signage in Vancouver, between the 1950s and 1970s, indicates the authenticity of this era. Continue reading

Advertisements

Dear Vancouver…

by Ryan Nussbacher

MOV-Tag
Photo courtesy of Ryan Nussbacher

Vancouver, I love you but… marks the end of the exhibition Object(ing): The Art/Design of Tobias Wong. The title is derived from Wong’s 2010 piece New York, I love you but you’re bringing me down, which is based on the LCD Soundsystem song of the same name. This event was made possible by the gracious support of the Wong Family (also in attendance) in honour of their late son, Tobias.
Continue reading