Monday October 19th, 2015 It’s a BLUE TREES Pigmenting Party! On Saturday, October 24 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, the Vancouver Biennale, Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos, and Canadian fashion retail giant Simons will launch the largest BLUE TREES Environmental Art Project ever undertaken. Over 260 trees will transform Park Royal South into a major public artwork with 175 smaller three- to five-foot potted Red Maple trees being gifted to the participants and volunteers who pigment them. Learn more Tuesday October 13th, 2015 Participate in the BLUE TREES Public Art initiative Vancouver, Canada - The 2014 – 2016 Vancouver Biennale is pleased to announce that the BLUE TREES initiative will launch in three Metro Vancouver cities between October 15 and 25, 2015. The public are invited to join the artist and help pigment over 350 trees. Learn more Tuesday September 22nd, 2015 Juno Award Wining composer Vivian Fung debuts BIENNALE SNAPSHOTS at the VSO World premiere of Vancouver Biennale commission will launch the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 2015 – 2016 season. On September 26 and 28 at the Orpheum Theatre, the Vancouver Biennale brings together JUNO® Award-winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung and the JUNO® Award-winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Bramwell Tovey for the world premiere of Biennale Snapshots, a commissioned work inspired by five of the Vancouver Biennale’s Open Air Museum public art installations. Learn more Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 Oliver Stone returns to the Vancouver Biennale Building on the success of the June 2014 launch of the Vancouver Biennale's CineFest LIVE Documentary Film Festival and augmenting its existing online programming of films by and about the celebrated Chinese artist - activist Ai Weiwei, the Vancouver Biennale will air, via its website, The Untold History of the United States, directed and produced by the internationally acclaimed, Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone.  Learn more Thursday July 2nd, 2015 Art Changes The Face Of A City As part of the Vancouver Biennale International Artist Residency Program, four international rising young art stars from Syria, India, Australia and Canada transform the cultural face of Squamish, Canada’s outdoor recreation capital. Learn more Hugo França on Spanish Banks Thursday May 28th, 2015 Hugo Franca In New Westminster Vancouver, Canada – The Vancouver Biennale announces the unveiling of the first of three new public art installations in New Westminster. The City of New Westminster is the fourth municipality in the Lower Mainland to participate in the Vancouver Biennale 2014 - 2016 Open Air Museum exhibition. The first of these three artworks is a sculptural piece from the series PUBLIC FURNITURE | URBAN TREES by Brazilian artist Hugo França. On Thursday, May 28th this artwork will be unveiled along the Waterfront Esplanade in New Westminster’s Quayside neighbourhood. Learn more Thursday April 9th, 2015 CineFest LIVE Ai Weiwei Film Retrospective The Vancouver Biennale kicks off the 2nd year of CineFest LIVE with a film retrospective of the internationally renowned and controversial Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei. The 27 film retrospective will launch with a double bill featuring the Vancouver premiere of Ai Wewei: The Fake Case by Andreas Johnsen followed by the equally controversial documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry by Alison Klayman. Given that the artist is restricted from leaving China, Global TV’s national film critic Katherine Monk will host the Monday, April 13 screenings at the Rio Theatre. Learn more Monday March 30th, 2015 Trans Am Totem by Vancouver Artist Marcus Bowcott Vancouver, Canada. The Vancouver Biennale announces its latest public art installation “Trans Am Totem”, by Vancouver artist Marcus Bowcott. The 10 meter high, 11,340 kilogram (33 foot, 25,000 pound) sculpture, located at Quebec Street and Milross Avenue, is composed of five real scrap cars stacked upon an old growth cedar tree. The artwork considers our consumer “out with the old, in with the new” culture in relation to the site, its history and Vancouver’s evolving identity.   Learn more Thursday March 5th, 2015 Can art be a catalyst for change? Toni Latour at the Vancouver Biennale Vancouver, Canada. The Vancouver Biennale announces its latest public art installation “let’s heal the divide" by Vancouver artist Toni Latour. The site-specific neon work, hung on the façade of the Vancouver Community College building at 250 West Pender Street, marks a physical division between the Downtown East Side and the commercial and financial districts that border it.  Learn more Vivian Fung, Maestro Bramwell Tovey and a piano Wednesday March 4th, 2015 The Vancouver Biennale brings together Award-winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Vancouver, Canada. The Vancouver Biennale brings together JUNO® Award-winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung and the GRAMMY® and JUNO® Award-winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere performance of a commissioned work inspired by the Vancouver Biennale exhibition. The performance will be part of the VSO’s 2015-2016 season opening concert, and will launch live music as part of the Biennale program, further fulfilling on its vision to celebrate the full spectrum of Contemporary arts in one integrated exhibition. Learn more