The Vancouver Biennale is officially launching the 2018-2020 exhibition, “re-IMAGE-n”. Under the artistic direction of Barrie Mowatt and curatorial leadership of Marcello Dantas and Jeffrey Uslip, the Biennale invites international artists to respond to the prevailing issues of our time, including the widespread refugee and migrant crisis, a global shift towards nationalism and isolationism, and an intensifying drain on our shared natural resources.
Projects will “re-IMAGE-n” (reimagine) a progressive social framework that supports free speech, Reconciliation and the rights of First Nations, LGBTQ rights, artistic freedom, gender, racial and sexual equality, ecological awareness, religious freedom, and the ethics of biotechnology.
Vancouver Biennale Launch 2018-2020
UNVEILING OF PARADISE HAS MANY GATES
Where: Vanier Park
When: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:00am to 1:00pm
You are invited to join the first event of the season around Ajlan Gharem’s Paradise Has Many Gates installation in Vanier Park.
Press, community partners, patrons and friends of the Vancouver Biennale are invited to witness the unveiling of the inaugural installation of the 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale, to meet the artist, and to participate in meaningful dialogue about sacred/public space, interculturalism, and other global and local issues. Ajlan Gharem, visiting from Saudi Arabia, will be on site and available to field questions about the work.
SUNSET PICNIC AT VANIER PARK
Where: Vanier Park
When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:00pm to 9:22pm
Meet up with your friends and neighbours to celebrate the incredible diversity of people and cultural organizations in our community. Bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy an evening of music, dance and fun in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. We encourage you to bring some extra food to share with your neighbours – the best conversations and connections happen over the breaking of bread. Performers include Tsawaysia Spukwus, Qiu Xia, Bic Hoang, Andre Thibault, Liam Macdonald, Ravi Ustaad and more.
About Vancouver Biennale
The Vancouver Biennale is a non-profit charitable organization that celebrates art in public space. Each exhibition transforms the urban landscape into an Open Air Museum, creating globally inspired cultural experiences where people live, work, play, and transit.
The Vancouver Biennale features internationally renowned and emerging contemporary artists that represent a diversity of cultural perspectives and artistic disciplines including sculpture, new media, performance works, music and film. The exhibition creates livable, creatively inspired communities and inviting gathering places by local and international artists, such as Ai Weiwei (China), Dennis Oppenheim (USA), OSGEMEOS (Brazil), and Michel Goulet (Canada).