12 Things You Might Not Know About The Vancouver Beinnale In Squamish

Thursday August 20th, 2015

In 2014 the Vancouver Biennale extended our programing to Squamish with installations for the Open Air Museum and the International Artist Residency Program. The landscape and community in Squamish has inspired our artists in unique ways.

  1. Hugo França donated his Public Furniture | Urban Trees sculptures to the city.
  2. The individual Public Furniture | Urban Trees artworks are being moved to permanent locations in public places.
  3. The Public Furniture | Urban Trees sculptures were created using local trees, the first time that the artist had worked with wood not native to Brazil.
  4. Hundreds of local Volunteers helped Vik Muniz create the Wolf.
  5. The Wolf was constructed entirely at night so that the design could be clearly projected on to the ground.
  6. As with his other work, the Wolf by Vik Muniz, was left to be reclaimed by nature. It was visible for only 12 months.
  7. There are 4 artworks by artists through the Vancouver Biennale International Artists Residency Program currently on display in Squamish.
  8. Quest University hosts international artists every summer for the Vancouver Biennale International Artists Residency Program.
  9. BIKEnnale/ WALKennale will return to Squamish for a second year this September.
  10. Artist Shweta Bhattad started the I Have a Dream Community Project in Squamish. Her initiative which grew out of the 2014 Vancouver Biennale International Artist residency program has been activated in over 27 countries.
  11. 2015 Residency Artist Kristin McIver needed a site to exhibit This Beautiful Day. She chose the same site that Vik Muniz picked for the Wolf, just hours after all traces of the Wolf had been removed.
  12. A number of Vancouver Biennale projects were created in collaboration with the Squamish First Nation including Salish Sea Lab, Public Furniture | Urban Trees, Wolf, This Beautiful Day and Talking Circle.

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