The Museum of Vancouver (“MOV”) explores our city’s rich history of protest demonstrations with City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism, a new photo-based exhibition showcasing rarely seen walks of resistance.
The collection features 650 photographs of demonstrations, occupations, riots, blockades, and strikes from the early 1900s to the present day, capturing those transformative moments when the city showed up, stood up, and rallied for change – or exploded in anger.
MOV Presents City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism
Dates: September 28, 2017 to February 18, 2018
Where: Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver)
Visitors will find themselves in a dynamic and interactive environment of large digital projections, short films, and animated sounds of protest rallies and choirs, inviting the public to engage with and think about the impact of grassroots activism in their lives.
The photos capture emotionally raw and transformative moments in the lives of Vancouverites. Large digital projections and films coupled with animated sounds of protest choirs will create an immersive environment that will inspire the public to think about the impact of grassroots activism in their lives.
From the shore workers’ strike at the Battle of Ballantyne Pier in 1935 to rallying of anti-logging groups at Clayoquot Sound in 1993, these records demonstrate the power of “ordinary people” in mobilizing public opinion and effecting change locally and globally.
The exhibition is designed by Amir Ofek and co-curated by Kate Bird, a retired Pacific Newspaper Group librarian, and Viviane Gosselin, Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV. Kate Bird’s new book will be published in the fall by Greystone Books entitled City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes. MOV’s upcoming exhibition expands on this book, showcasing a significantly larger number of photographs in a dramatic multimedia environment.
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I have a pair of passes to give away to this fascinating exhibition, here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, September 25, 2017
Update The winner is @threndyleski!