Beaches galore on Vancouver’s English Bay
Monday August 18th, 2014
VANCOUVER – English Bay offers a spectacular view, ships anchored in the water, an expansive number of beaches and a surprising amount of art. The 14 larger-than-life laughing bronze statues, self-portraits of a renowned Chinese artist, are hard to miss even with the many other notable distractions near Vancouver’s West End residential neighbourhood. Known as “A-maze-ing Laughter,” the statues, created by Yue Minjun, have been a favourite of locals and visitors since their arrival in 2009. The installation was originally brought in for Vancouver Biennale, a biannual public art exhibition that features sculptures, new media and performance works by celebrated and emerging international artists.