Tag Archives: Vancouver Art Gallery

Narrowing Down Wikipedians’ Gender Gap: Vancouver is to Host Its First Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon

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If you were to physically enter the virtual meeting room of active Wikipedians, the affectionate name given to the thousands of volunteer editors of the popular free online encyclopedia, you would quickly notice an odd demographic distribution. Nearly nine out of every tenth person in that room would be male. Given that Wikipedia’s registration form does not collect their users’ gender information, the exact figures are uncertain. However, several surveys have revealed that only between 9% and 13% of the editors are female.

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Exhibition Review: Unscrolled, Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art

by Micaela Kwiatkowski

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The element of surprise in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art caught me off guard. Through mediums ranging from large-scale installation to painting and digital media, Unscrolled juxtaposes the traditional Chinese Art on display in The Forbidden City against a breadth of contemporary art practices. Continue reading

Vancouver Art/Book Fair: Part 2

by Zoya Mirzaghitova

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Phew! Another crazy weekend filled with art, books, and art books came to a close. We had a blast at this year’s Vancouver Art/Book Fair. A big thank you to Project Space for making it happen! Continue reading

A Truly Terrible Beauty: On the Photographs of Edward Burtynsky

by Brandon Chow

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Edward Burtynsky, Markarfljot River #1, Erosion Control, Iceland, 2012, chromogenic print, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist, © Edward Burtynsky, Courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary

A few years ago, a nimbler, more tender version of myself went on an adventure around the Fraser River sawmills in Richmond late one night. As I clambered up lanky metal frames for a better look at the landscape, a fascinating scene spread out before me. Large spotlights illuminated a mammoth of modern engineering, built of cranes, trucks and bulldozers. Like a people sized ant colony, everything worked in efficient mechanical step to draw large sticks out of the water and off for manufacturing. It really was a remarkable process to watch—the grandiose scale, mechanical precision and enormous volume of consumption taking place. And when do we really get a chance to look at these behind-the-scenes operations anyways? Continue reading

TIME TO LET GO—A Lesson in Manners

by Kiel Torres

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When I think of terracotta, I think of strength: tiles of stability, roofs of protection, statues of preservation, and warriors of the afterlife. It can hold its own against the elements and withstand almost any form of manipulation, but it is weak in the face of gravity. Continue reading

20 Questions Series: Germaine Koh

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We caught Germaine Koh at her studio in Elm Park to ask her a few questions, well, 20 to be exact. This is the inaugural video of a new series by Satellite Gallery: 20 Questions! Continue reading

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Our Day at the Vancouver Art/Book Fair – LIVE

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Here are some exciting interactions Sarah, Yasmine and Erin had at the Art/Book Fair today. Top photo by Zoya Mirzaghitova, all other photos by Sarah Davidson.

Vancouver Art/Book Fair: Interview with Tracy Stefannuci

logo-2013Do you get excited about art you can hold in your hands? Vancouver Art/Book (VA/BF) fair organizer Tracy Stefannuci does.  We asked her about second annual Fair, coming to the Vancouver Art Gallery on October 5 and 6th. Continue reading

Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life

by Brandon Chow

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Hotels aren’t often imagined in the foreground of transformative pop culture, but the Vancouver Art Gallery’s latest exhibit, Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life, paints the storied history of the hotel as the intersection for creative collaboration.   Continue reading

Boot Camp: GO8 2013

by Irene Lin

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It started on Monday and went till Friday. According to my calculations, the program lasted five days. My math is correct, right? Then why is it that I feel as if I’ve just survived a month-long boot camp? In the greatest way possible, GO8 will exhaust your soul along with your soles. I think I got more exercise last week than I have in the last year, and simultaneously I also think I’ve eaten more doughnuts last week than I have in my entire life. I’m not promising that if you join GO8 next year you will consume your body weight in fried dough, but that’s more or less what happened for me.
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