Monday December 22nd, 2014
Ai Weiwei At The Vancouver Biennale
Vancouver, Canada Internationally renowned Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei joins the Vancouver Biennale exhibition with “F Grass”, a debut public art installation layered with double entendre that begs the question, “what
does it mean?”
Wednesday September 17th, 2014
Renowned Colombian Artist makes Canadian Debut
Vancouver, Canada —The Vancouver Biennale invites members of the media and the community to meet Colombian artist Luis Fernando Peláez at the unveiling of his latest public art installation. Peláez, one of Colombia’s greatest masters, will celebrate his Canadian debut as part of the Biennale's 2014-2016 exhibition.
Tuesday September 16th, 2014
Public Performance at the Vancouver Biennale
Vancouver, Canada - Inspired by the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale's theme, "Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver," and by Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, Indian artist Sajan Mani will engage the public through his street performance Citizen Ship Burn It Down!
Thursday September 11th, 2014
Pop-Up Installation on Point Grey Road
Vancouver, Canada—A work of public art is about to appear in front of a home in one of Vancouver’s most prestigious waterfront neighbourhoods. The installation is a disturbingly thoughtful commentary on our ever-growing obsession with Facebook updates, twitter feeds and reality TV, where the intensely personal is broadcast for the world to see. Where is the boundary between our public and private lives? Is there a cost to our ever-growing appetite for information and instant public comment? Can we recognize the lines between fact and fiction, appearance and reality? Vancouver Novel is a pop-up installation on Point Grey Road at Collingwood starting Friday, September 12th. Tweet us @Van_Biennale and join the dialogue.
Wednesday August 20th, 2014
Artist Reception: Cosimo Cavallaro
Vancouver, Canada - Who doesn’t love jelly beans? The childhood treat is all grown up in the latest public art installation by the Vancouver Biennale Open Air Museum. Love Your Bean is a delectably fun and candy-coloured grouping of three enormous jelly beans by Canadian sculptor and filmmaker Cosimo Cavallaro. Amazingly realistic, the sculptures will be a grand scale treat to visitors of Charleson Park. The community and media are invited to meet the artist at the sculptures on Friday, August 22nd. Details below.
Thursday August 7th, 2014
OSGEMEOS Press Release
Vancouver, Canada – Imagine a 360-degree, 70-foot (21 metre) tall outdoor mural that’s over 23,500 square feet (7,162 square metres) in size. And it’s not just any mural. This one is designed and created by OSGEMEOS, two uber-exciting Brazilian artists who happen to be identical twin brothers. Inspired by hip hop music and the Brazilian cultural vibe, they have evolved into seriously recognized and innovative artists. OSGEMEOS, which means “the twins”, have taken the Contemporary art world by storm. Recognized as one of 25 artists who are shaking up public art, this is their biggest project to date and their first in Canada.
Tuesday July 15th, 2014
Vik Muniz Press Release
Vancouver, Canada— The Vancouver Biennale announces the Canadian debut of world-renowned Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. In celebration of his upcoming large-scale mosaic land art installation in Squamish, the public is invited to meet the artist in person and learn more about his uniquely inspiring and critically acclaimed work at two screenings of his documentary films.
Friday July 11th, 2014
North Vancouver Open Air Museum Press Release
Vancouver, Canada – The Vancouver Biennale and the City of North Vancouver are pleased to announce the installation of Walking Figures by Magdalena Abakanowicz on July 16th and 17th. Once installed, this work will join The Meeting by Wang Shugang at Ray Sargent Park and the International Pavilion at the foot of Lonsdale to complete the Vancouver Biennale’s 2014 program in North Vancouver. Join in as we transform Lonsdale into an Open Air Museum, and experience the “Walkannale/Walk Down Lonsdale.”
Tuesday July 8th, 2014
Jonathan Borofsky Press Release
Vancouver, Canada – The Vancouver Biennale invites members of the media and the community to meet internationally acclaimed artist Jonathan Borofsky and participate in the unveiling of his latest public artwork created specifically for Vancouver. The artist, best known for his iconic and historically significant Molecule Man, set on the old boundary between East and West Berlin, People Tower in Beijing, andHammering Man in Seoul, has created Human Structures (64 Figures Connected) for Vancouver’s Olympic Village. Borofsky’s participation in the Vancouver Biennale further cements Vancouver’s position as an increasingly significant destination for world-class art and cultural engagement.
Tuesday June 10th, 2014
Ivan Eyre Press Release
Vancouver, Canada – The Vancouver Biennale is pleased to announce the public installation of Bird Wrap, a sculpture by Canadian luminary Ivan Eyre. Bird Wrap, will be on view in Vancouver's Thornton Park starting Thursday, June 12, 2014. This celebrated sculpture will be one of many major works installed as part of the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale exhibition.