Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art from May 6 to August 27, 2016.Featuring: Arabella Campbell, Douglas Coupland, Stan Douglas, Gathie Falk, Geoffrey Farmer, Rodney Graham, Brian Jungen, Damian Moppett, Mina Totino, Ian Wallace, David Weir.
"First published in 1991, this larger format, new edition coincides with a renewal of the Or Gallery's mandate to incite and promote critical discourse both within and outside of the Vancouver art community." -- Amazon.ca
Visual artist Stan Douglas explores the turbulent history of 1970s Portugal, a time when the nation both freed itself from a dictatorship and relinquished its colonial holdings. The book features three works. The first, a video installation titled 'The Secret Agent', follows a story written by Joseph Conrad in 1907. Douglas keeps the plot characters but transports the narrative to Lisbon, soon after the Carnation Revolution. 'Disco Angola', a series of staged historic photos in New York and Angola, juxtaposes the city's hedonistic nightlife with the African nation's brutal civil war. Finally, 'Luanda-Kinshasa' is a six-hour-long film comprising eleven jazz songs from the legendary 30th Street Studio. Exhibition: Wiels, Brussels, Belgium (09.10.2015-10.01.2016).
The major retrospective of one of Canada's most important and original contemporary artists Unceded Territories is a major and timely review of the work of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, spanning thirty years of his painterly and polemical practice. It places the artist’s concerns in dialogue with this moment in our shared histories. An artist of Cowichan and Okanagan descent, Yuxweluptun lives and works on unceded Coast Salish territories in Vancouver, British Columbia. He calls himself a history painter, a monumentalist, a modernist. Impassioned in his commitment to advance First Nations rights to the land and effect change, Yuxweluptun fuses art with political action – he “paints freedom and equality”.
NANITCH : early photographs of British Columbia from the Langmann collection by University of British Columbia. LibraryA co-publication with the University of British Columbia library, in conjunction with an exhibition at Presentation House Gallery, March 30 June 26, 2016. NANITCH: Photographs of British Columbia from the Langmann Collection offers the first interpretation of an important archive of over 18,000 rarely seen photographs recently donated to UBC Library by Vancouver's Langmann family. The publication covers a sixty-year period from the 1860s to the early 1920s, and reveals dramatic changes in the province, as well as in how and why photographs were made. The 96-page publication includes colour reproductions, five interpretive essays, and short biographies of photographers working in British Columbia at that time. The essays consider how the official activities of nineteenth-century working photographers using large-format, wet-plate cameras evolved with the introduction of amateur cameras and the mass distribution of promotional photography, as well as how colonial settler histories are revealed in the documentary photographs. The images include hand-coloured albumen prints, stereocards, cartes de visite, and postcards. NANITCH--meaning "to look" in Chinook Jargon--brings to light new interpretations of the early history of British Columbia and the significant role of the camera in colonization. Questioning colonialist narratives of progress, the exhibition and publication emphasize the contradictions of settlement through early photographs of government land surveys, family portraits, industrial ventures, commerce, political events, and Indigenous peoples and their displacement. A focus is on rare albums of photographs, ranging from the first nineteenth-century government expeditions in the province to the turn-of-the-century, utopic community of Walhachin, which promoted land to entice settlers. Key photographers working in British Columbia at that time are highlighted, including Frederick Dally, Charles Horetzky, Charles Mcmunn, Hannah and Richard Maynard, Ben W. Leeson and Edward Curtis. The exhibition and publication are part of UBC Library's Centennial programme."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: TR6 .C32 V35 2016
Publication Date: 2016
The following artists' book deal in some way with Vancouver as a subject matter.
Features stories of old haunted Vancouver. The illustrations are especially ghoulish as they have been silkscreened with glow-in-the-dark ink. Waterfront Station -- 717 East Pender -- Beatty Street Drill -- Bollert Residence -- Orpheum Theatre -- Gabriola Mansion -- Century House -- Hycroft Mansion
A Sign for the City is a public art project by Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber that reassigns the meaning of Vancouver's Nine O'clock Gun. The twelve-pound cannon in Stanley Park is now fired nightly to mark the time. Previously it was fired to signal the close of the fishing day and as a navigational aid. For this project, each daily cannon blast is symbolically dedicated to a cultural, social, or political figure or event in Vancouver or BC's history relevant to that date. The project acoustically memorializes the politics that ground this history, towards imagining Vancouver as a socially and spatially just city.
”This treasure map, or alternative guide book to the city of Vancouver is written for the wanderer. in the mode of Situationist International, this guide promotes the seeking of free or nearly free experiences. As many Vancouverites know, our city’s haunts and special places disappear every week. By the time you have acquired this map, one of this issue’s featured places may have been torn down, paved over or perhaps refurbished into something trendier and less accessible. Vancouver Treasure Map Series, Issue no.2 was printed in an edition of 70 on A4 printer paper, bound with the help of a sewing machine. The covers of this book are made of recycled money and have been generously provided by the Estonian Printing Museum in Tartu, Estonia. The book contains 5 maps covering 57 locations in the East Vancouver areas of Strathcona, False Creek Flats, Chinatown, Grandview Woodland & Hastings Sunrise. Vancouver Treasure Map, Issue no. 2 was produced with the generous support of Vancouver Foundation’s Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants program. The DTES Small Arts Grants program is intended for artists who demonstrate a history of original art practice, and show a vital engagement with the DTES community.” — author’s website.
”The bibliography, a list of books and published material, was produced following a period of residency at the Library of Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. The time spent in the library consisted mainly in finding books in one place and putting them in another, temporarily reordering things. I was given free access to every parts of the library, from the storerooms to the special collections via the open stacks.” — introduction.
"Sensory Maps of the City of Vancouver, were commissionned by the City of Vancouver as part of the Mapping and Marking 2010 Artist-Initiated and Public Art Projects in corrilation with the Vancouver Olympics 2010. The resulting maps used the public transportation system of Vancouver and specifically interpretated the Seabus, twenty bus routes, and the complete Skytrain Millennium line. This project was a collaboration between Anna Ruth and Juho Jäppinen. Thirteen posters were displayed in bus-shelter advertisment placements around the city and the complete collection of drawings was later shown at the Emily Carr University's Concourse Gallery and published in a book by ECU Press in Vancouver, 2010."--artists' website.
Discover the stories, ideas, and methods behind today's most compelling artists; features sixteen artists from North America (Chicago, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Vancouver). Features: Liz Magor, Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, Jeff Wall
Explores a historical group exhibition at the West Vancouver Museum and Archives July 3 to October 16, 2004. The artists: King Anderson, Joan Balzar, Mary Blaze, Toni Cavleti, Madeline Chisholm, Wayne Eastcott, Jane Fawkes, Mary Frazee, Dawn Germyn, Eldon Grier, Tam Irving, Daniel Izzard, Zoltan Kiss, Shirley Legate, Mieneke Mees, Peter Mees, Sally Michener, Margery Powell, Kathy Robertson, Arnold Shives, Elizabeth Smily, Karl H. Stittgen, Silvia Tait
"The members of the so-called 'Vancouver School' are the biggest international art stars to ever come out of Canada, yet they remain little known, even to many Canadians. Picture Start tells the remarkable - and unlikely - story of the emergence and rise of the original generation of this esteemed group - Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham and Ian Wallace. The documentary focuses on three of these artists - Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham and Ian Wallace - who chose photography as their medium, offering insight into how and why their ascent occurred in a city until recently known more for its surrounding forests than its fine arts." -- Container.
Jeff Wall is one of the most important and influential photographers working today. His work played a key role in establishing photography as a contemporary art form. Jeff Wall describes his recent work as 'near documentary, a plausible account or a report on real or imagined encounters. Wall usually spends weeks painstakingly recreating these encounters and taking many pictures, from which he selects his final image in a critical process. His photographs are mainly displayed as backlit Cibachrome transparencies." -- www.michaelblackwoodproductions.com
Douglas Coupland coined the phrase Generation X in his book of the same name, and has gained a reputation as a guru of the emerging information culture. In this video, Douglas Coupland discusses life, time, and personal identity in the late 20th century. The pace of the video reflects the information-crammed culture Coupland is discussing.