Michael Zheng's The STOP: The Vancouver Biennale has Started!
Wednesday August 5th, 2009
Michael Zheng‘s The STOP has been installed in two locations in Vancouver to kick off the 2009-2011 edition of the Vancouver Biennale! These arresting and thought-provoking pieces can be found in Charleston Park and Vanier Park and have already attracted lots of photographers and commentary from people passing by.
Michael Zheng was on-hand for the installs to ensure that they projected his vision and worked with the landscape to maximum effect. Michael is a globetrotting artist who splits his time between San Francisco and Beijing. He has exhibited internationally including the The Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Spain, the ERNST Museum in Budapest, Hungary, the F2 Gallery in Beijing, China, Walter and McBean Galleries of San Francisco Art Institute, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany, and the International Video-Performance Festival, Tallinn, Estonia to name just a few.
Michael and all of us at the Vancouver Biennale would like to acknowledge the generous support of Rob Slarks and everyone at Ocean Concrete for their generous donation of the concrete for both of the installations. Their kind sponsorship goes a long way to helping Vancouver residents and tourists enjoy and experience public art in our beautiful city.
We look forward to publishing an interview with Michael soon and look forward to hearing and seeing the public responses to Michael’s work in the coming weeks.
Thanks Michael! What a great way to start/STOP the Vancouver Biennale.
Top photo by Michael Zheng. All others by Dan Fairchild Photography.