WE: Vancouver 12 Manifestos at the Vancouver Art Gallery


Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 11:40am PST
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The Vancouver Art Gallery is hosting several special exhibits and events throughout the next few months in honor of Vancouver’s 125th birthday (which is tomorrow, April 6th).

Exhibits
Until May 2011: WE: Vancouver 12 Manifestos for the City
This exhibition examines Vancouver through the extraordinary range of practices, actions and ideas that shape and activate it.

Until September 2011: Ken Lum
The most extensive survey of Ken Lum’s work to date, the exhibition features a number of works not previously exhibited in North America.

Until September 2011: from the collection UNREAL
From examinations of human vulnerability to the mining of the unconscious as a source of inspiration, to a conscious turn towards the strange and fantastic as a deliberate strategy to counter the cool rationality of conceptual art, this exhibition considers the diversity and innovation with which artists explore the many edges of reality.

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East Van Cross by Ken Lum. Photo credit: rob.masefield on Flickr

Specials
To also celebrate VanCity Saving’s Credit Union’s 65th anniversary members are invited to the Vancouver Art Gallery April 12, 2011 to experience the WE: Vancouver 12 Manifestos for the City exhibit. Credit Union members will have free admission to the gallery from 10:00am until 9:00pm. Any members that cannot make it out on the 12th are invited to visit any Tuesday during the exhibit’s run for $6.50 off the price of their admission. Simply show your member card to redeem either of these offers.

Contest
I have the opportunity to give away two pairs of tickets to the Vancouver Art Gallery in honor of these milestones. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming a Canadian artist (1 entry)
  • Leave the same type of comment on the Miss604 Facebook Contest Tab (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win passes to @VanArtGallery from #VancityCU & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/4tKqm

    I will draw two winners at random April 8th, 2011 at 11:00am who will each receive a pass for themselves and a guest (to be used by May 27, 2011).

    Update The winners are Laura Ellis (Facebook entry) and Jeff.

    Current contests on Miss604.com

    66 comments

    1. Jack Shadbolt – amazing work, amazing, long career!

    2. Jessica says:

      Ken Lum!

    3. Anne says:

      Tom Thomson

    4. C_Dub says:

      Theodore “Saskatche” Wan

    5. Michelle Williamson says:

      Ken Lum!

    6. Erin says:

      Betty Goodwin!

    7. sue says:

      A Y Jackson

    8. Lindsay says:

      Emily Carr!

    9. Ev says:

      Emily Carr

    10. Jen says:

      Robert Bateman 🙂

    11. Lori M says:

      Rohanna Laing

    12. Gladys says:

      Douglas Coupland

    13. Phy says:

      Emily Carr

    14. au says:

      Emily Carr

    15. Crystal says:

      Tom Thomson

    16. Jas says:

      Emily Carr 🙂

    17. Emily H says:

      Emily Carr is the only artist that I can think of off the top of my head too!

    18. Brenda says:

      Jeff Wall!

    19. Rob says:

      Emily Carr defined B.C.

    20. Laura says:

      Sue Coleman

    21. Jessica says:

      Two legendary words: Emily Carr.

    22. John says:

      Canadian artist: Jeff Wall

    23. Linda says:

      Emily Carr.

    24. nocal says:

      Emily Carr.

    25. David Darling says:

      Emily Carr!

    26. Danielle Scott says:

      Emily Carr

    27. Karen says:

      Emily carr 😀

    28. Dal says:

      Ken Lum!

    29. Justine says:

      Emily Carr! My favourite!

    30. vincent says:

      emily carr

    31. Elizabeth says:

      Jack Shadbolt – awesome!

    32. Shawn Painchaud says:

      Emily Carr

    33. Renn says:

      Emily Carr

    34. Lauren Thompson says:

      Douglas Coupland! pure Canadian

    35. Lesley says:

      Emily Carr – an icon!

    36. Sanaz says:

      Emily Carr

    37. Tracy says:

      Emily Carr

    38. Dave K. says:

      Bill Reid

    39. Meghan says:

      Emily Carr

    40. Rebecca says:

      Emily Carr

    41. Dilara says:

      Emily Carr

    42. Andrew C. says:

      Bill Reid

    43. Jeff says:

      I’m going to name one of, probably, the most named on this board. Emily Carr.

    44. Jase says:

      Emily Carr

    45. Erin says:

      Emily Carr

    46. rubai says:

      Tony Max! Love his Vancouver paintings!

    47. Harjit says:

      Robert Bateman – Wildlife artist is super!

    48. Julia says:

      Emily Carr

    49. Deirdre says:

      Ken Lum!

    50. Bons says:

      Ken Lum

    51. missy says:

      Ken Lum – nice to know some EastEnder is doing well.

    52. Abigail says:

      Robert Bateman….. too late??

    53. Stephanie says:

      hey would love to win !!!!!thanks!!!!!!!!

    54. Stephanie says:

      love to win

    55. Sara says:

      Emily Carr!

    56. Shannon says:

      i wanna go!

    57. Crystal says:

      Does anyone know who WON? Who are the winners? I tried looking for the winner annoucment on Miss604 – Twitter, Facebook and website…nothing turned up. Would be interested in known though. Great contest all the way 🙂

    58. Jeff says:

      Crystal: It says at the top of the page. Laura Ellis from Facebook and me 🙂

    59. Tiffany says:

      Douglas Coupland

    60. Crystal says:

      @Jeff ahh yes – thanks and congratulations :-D.

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