Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, July 19, 2017

Vancouver Artists Unsettle Colonized Notions of Two-Spirit Life.  This year, the Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver—themed, appropriately for Canada 150, on “UnSettled”—took a decidedly different direction, centering on art that was created and curated by Two-Spirit artists.  “Two-Spirit” is a difficult term to precisely pin down; it is often used as an umbrella term for … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, July 18, 2017

Vancouver How 3D-printing, robotics and mixed reality created this HoloLens art piece Transformation Mask is an experiential sculpture piece that brings art and technology together as it morphs from bird mask to human-merged-with-machine. It’s the result of a collaboration between Canadian artist Shawn Hunt and Microsoft Vancouver’s in-house maker space, The Garage… But while the … Continue reading

‘Reading Art’ Book Club meets July 25th

The next ‘Reading Art’ Book Club, will take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 from 6 – 7.30 p.m. The Gallery is open until 9 pm by donation on Tuesdays. In conjunction with our upcoming exhibition Claude Monet’s Secret Garden, the chosen book is Mad enchantment : Claude Monet and … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, July 6, 2017

Vancouver Jeff Wall on an Impossible Photograph.  In the fifth instalment of Art21’s “Summer of Shorts,” Vancouver artist Jeff Wall explains his 2014 conceptual photograph Changing Room. Blurring the lines between photographic realism and conceptualism, Changing Room is charged with the dual thrill of voyeuristic transgression and occupying a liminal, perspectival space that probes the … Continue reading