Often you can’t go a full city block in Vancouver without encountering a piece of public art. Vancouver Biennale has quite a bit to do with that but now we have even more sculptures, installations, and statues that have been put in place as an Olympic legacy. About 20 permanent and temporary public artworks were commissioned for the 2010 Winter Games and among them are eight legacy sites that feature works from veteran and up-and-coming artists.
The legacy sites have the following pieces on display until December 2010 or later:
Ice Light by Gunda FÃ¶rster
Walk In/Here You Are by Christian Kliegel & Cate Rimmer
Words Don’t Fit the Picture by Ron Terada
The Birds by MyFanwy Macleod
Located at the Olympic Village, Millennium Water development (photo right)
Aerodynamic Forms in Space by Rodney Graham
Located at the Georgia Street Entrance to Stanley Park
Boulevard by Adrian GÃ¶llner & Pierre Poussin
Located on Cambie Street from Broadway to King Edward Avenue. Also in Yaletown on Hamilton & Mainland Streets, Pacific Boulevard to West Georgia Street
Garde-temps by Tania Ruiz GutiÃ©rrez
Located under the Cambie Street Bridge at West 2nd Avenue by the Olympic Village Canada Line Station
Should you have photos of public art in Vancouver (from legacy sites, Biennale, V-TARP etc.) please feel free to add them to the Miss604 Flickr Group. If enough are collected, I will feature them in my Week in Photos post on Sunday or Monday.