Cabin Fever at the Vancouver Art Gallery: Win Passes

Comments 46 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Cabin Fever, a new exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, is the first-ever exhibition investigating the cabin’s architectural typology and influence on contemporary culture. The centerpiece of this exhibition is a collection of 17 architectural models installed in chronological order showcasing the cultural influences that have informed cabin design in North America since the 17th century.

Cabin Fever at the Vancouver Art Gallery

In addition, two full-scale installations by American artist and filmmaker James Benning and a full-size cabin by Canadian artist Liz Magor will be mounted in the Gallery space.

Cabin Fever at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St
When: June 9 to September 30, 2018
Admission: Ticket prices range from Prices range from $6.50 to $24.

From rustic sanctuary of the kind Henry David Thoreau wrote about in his book Walden (1854), to minimalist homestead popularized by coffee table books Rock the Shack and Hide and Seek, and websites such as Cabin Porn, the cabin and its connotations have evolved over centuries.

Cabin Fever at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Cabin Fever explores this evolution through three key themes: “Shelter”, which introduces the cabin as a practical solution to patterns of westward expansion and emergency relief; “Utopia”, which examines the cabin as the ideal locale to practice introspection or to escape the conventions of society; and “Porn”, which positions the cabin as an idea fully integrated into popular culture.

Win Passes

I have a 4-pack of passes to give away to Cabin Fever. 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, August 13, 2018. Passes are valid to be used during the Cabin Fever exhibition, until September 30, 2018.

Update The winner is Kevin!

46 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Kimberley WillickTuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 3:06pm PDT

    Cabin Life #BeautifulBC

  2. AlexTuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 3:52pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun afternoon.

  3. Jason BTuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 5:52pm PDT

    Seems intriguing

  4. ShawnTuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 7:12pm PDT

    Yes Please!!

  5. Shirley STuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 7:58pm PDT

    Sounds very interesting. Thanks for the chance!

  6. Robyn EdmondsonTuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 9:12pm PDT

    My husband would love this! 🤞🏻

  7. Mark ETuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 9:13pm PDT

    Sounds right up my street!

  8. Tracy kTuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 9:18pm PDT

    Would love to see this!

  9. KellyTuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 9:25pm PDT

    Looks fascinating!

  10. ChloeTuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 9:58pm PDT

    My cousin would love to go! He works at an architects firm

  11. LeahWednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 7:11am PDT

    love the cabin themes!

  12. GloriaWednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 9:14am PDT

    Sounds like an interesting exhibition

  13. Lauren GirdlerWednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 10:26am PDT

    Cabin life! Can’t wait to check this out.

  14. HelenWednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 12:36pm PDT

    Cool! I’d drive up from Seattle for that!

  15. LindaWednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 12:57pm PDT

    I love the VAG and this exhibition looks great.

  16. James KWednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 2:35pm PDT

    As an architectural designer, this would be amazing to check out!!

  17. Shelley ButcherWednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 7:17pm PDT

    Sounds really interesting. Would love to go.

  18. Heidi CWednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 9:36pm PDT

    I haven’t been to VAG in a while.

  19. Cheuk LauWednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 9:49pm PDT

    Please pick me

  20. TracyWednesday, August 8th, 2018 — 10:39pm PDT

    Sounds like an interesting exhibit! Would love to go!

  21. Tabby72Thursday, August 9th, 2018 — 6:58am PDT

    I’d love a chance to visit this exhibit at the VAG!

  22. Keith AustinThursday, August 9th, 2018 — 7:50am PDT

    We would love to see this cool exhibit!

  23. Pauline WilkinsonThursday, August 9th, 2018 — 7:53am PDT

    This looks great

  24. Sunshine HThursday, August 9th, 2018 — 10:40am PDT

    Sounds like an interesting exhibit!

  25. kkdragonThursday, August 9th, 2018 — 3:22pm PDT

    very interesting

  26. CarlosThursday, August 9th, 2018 — 4:15pm PDT

    Cool! looks like fun

  27. LeeThursday, August 9th, 2018 — 4:50pm PDT

    Me, please!

  28. TeaganThursday, August 9th, 2018 — 8:43pm PDT

    I’ve always wanted to see this exhibit!

  29. Kim CThursday, August 9th, 2018 — 10:03pm PDT

    I’ve actually never been to the art gallery. Great reason to go!

  30. Angela MFriday, August 10th, 2018 — 5:37am PDT

    I always love visiting the VAG! They usually have really good shows on!

  31. Jill JFriday, August 10th, 2018 — 7:39am PDT

    Would love to check out this show at the VAG

  32. ZoeFriday, August 10th, 2018 — 12:16pm PDT

    Amazing!!!!

  33. WesFriday, August 10th, 2018 — 12:35pm PDT

    This would be great!

  34. valerieFriday, August 10th, 2018 — 4:46pm PDT

    Cabin Fever is something I have definitely experienced!

  35. lorFriday, August 10th, 2018 — 8:26pm PDT

    lovely!

  36. Karen MillerSaturday, August 11th, 2018 — 12:22pm PDT

    This is great! Id love to go. Please!

  37. KevinSaturday, August 11th, 2018 — 1:45pm PDT

    This exhibit looks super interesting!

  38. JillSaturday, August 11th, 2018 — 10:15pm PDT

    Fun show

  39. ElSunday, August 12th, 2018 — 12:28am PDT

    I’d like to go experience the great outdoors.. Indoors.. In an air conditioned building..

  40. CharmaineSunday, August 12th, 2018 — 9:50am PDT

    Would love to check out the VAG this summer!

  41. Shawna SandersonSunday, August 12th, 2018 — 9:56am PDT

    Would love to be a part of this exhibition! Thank you for the opportunity!

  42. RenSunday, August 12th, 2018 — 10:00am PDT

    Neat exhibit! Would love to check it out.

  43. DeniseSunday, August 12th, 2018 — 12:34pm PDT

    This exhibit sounds wonderful – fingers crossed!

  44. TalMonday, August 13th, 2018 — 12:20pm PDT

    We love going to the Art Gallery!

  45. AnaTuesday, August 14th, 2018 — 2:53pm PDT

    Would love to win this!

  46. ariel chiuWednesday, August 15th, 2018 — 9:20pm PDT

    cool!

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