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Vancouver

Vancouver Biennale opens a bridge into the digital world

Voxel Bridge, by the Colombian artist Jessica Angel, turns a venerable piece of city infrastructure into a hybrid immersive art work

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Environment

Sea junk sculptures draw crowds in Canada for World Oceans Day

After popping up in Vancouver, an installation of figures made from trash travels to Toronto and Quebec City

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Vancouver

Arts Umbrella, Canada’s largest culture educator, opens new $27m home in Vancouver

The new education centre on Granville Island with arts, music, film and dance studios, will serve 24,000 student annually

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Biennials & festivals

They see ‘dead people’: billboard works removed from Vancouver photography festival after locals complain

The images of sleeping people were too creepy for many residents, in a city where property values are a major concern

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Design

A tribute to Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, the landscape architect who shaped Vancouver’s greenspaces

A joint retrospective organised by the West Vancouver Art Museum and Art Gallery of Alberta beautifully expresses the designer’s passion for nature and understanding of community needs

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Street art

Vancouver’s street artists respond to columnist’s graffiti gripes with painted ‘letter to the editor’

A writer’s complaints about downtown tagging were met with accusations of classism—and a new mural

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Vancouver

Douglas Coupland brings his prophetic slogans to Vancouver's billboards

Slogans for the 21st Century are on view in the city's new Arbutus Greenway

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Feminism

Vancouver painter’s $100 Facebook portraits raise more than $150,000 for residency project

Proto-Riot Grrrl Jean Smith plans to launch space to support international artists

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Canada

Mural memorialises Vancouver’s lost historic Black neighbourhood

Hogan’s Alley was once a thriving hub of Black Canadian culture, before it was demolished like so many communities in the name of urban renewal

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Museums & Heritage

Chinese Canadian Museum opens in Vancouver with pop-up show centred on food

The institution is looking for a permanent home in the city’s historic Chinatown

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Canada

Vancouver street artists provide coronavirus advice to Canada’s most vulnerable communities

City council is collaborating with mural makers to paint storefronts that have closed due to Covid-19 in a neighbourhood already suffering from the opioid crisis

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Contemporary art

Rodney Graham’s Spinning Chandelier creates a ‘class-warfare’ debate in Vancouver

Installation in gentrified area is criticised as artists are priced out of the city's housing market

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Public art

Vancouver mural memorialises First Nations’ aide to stranded Indian immigrants

The work was unveiled as the name of a Conservative politician behind the Komagata Maru incident was removed from the federal building on which it is painted

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Asian art

Maynards looks East as Canadian auction house targets new Asian collectors

Striking while the market is hot

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Collectors

Vancouver collectors open private art museum

The inaugural exhibition at the Rennie Collection will showcase sculptor Mona Hatoum