Nothing happens in good weather

Great Vancouver public art work titled “Nothing Happens in Good Weather” by the Instant Coffee collective, curated by Barbara Cole of Other Sights. Photos by Kate Armstrong and Kelly Lycan via the Goethe Institut’s Goethe Satellite. I hope this is a permanent installation.


Lieselotte Lehman, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Jinhan Ko, Sonja Greigoschewski, Barbara Cole, Jenifer Paparao, Kate Armstrong. Photo by Kelly Lycan

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8 Responses to “Nothing happens in good weather”

  1. Andy Says:

    This is in my neighborhood, and I’ve been wondering what the heck it is. Thanks for the info!

  2. LB Says:

    Hi Andy. What do you think of it/what did you guess it was? I haven’t seen it in person but it looks great in photos. I tend to like these geometric things as they somehow mimic the city/architecture. This one looks like shadow lines. More:
    http://blog.ounodesign.com/2011/09/07/tall-mural-nyc/
    http://blog.ounodesign.com/2009/08/28/free-rain-mural-in-edmonton-alberta/
    http://blog.ounodesign.com/2009/06/10/painted-houses/

  3. Andy Says:

    I had no idea what it was. Noticed a flash of pink while we were driving by one day and my wife said it had recently appeared. We just thought a local business had decided to spruce up an otherwise-boring breezeway.

    We cut through there when we’re walking our kids to the ballpark. I hope it stays!

  4. LB Says:

    @Andy I was talking to one of the Instant Coffee artists at an opening last night and she said that this will be up for 2 years only. She said the collective can’t afford to maintain it, and also that period was agreed upon with with the building owners. I guess it’ll be up to the owners (and community?) to decide what happens next.

  5. jessica Says:

    As an avid reader of this blog, I knew the geometric pattern would be something you would like. Funny though, in re-posting the top photo on facebook the other day, the comments and likes were from a broad array of people — not just young, urban types etc. They should “Canucks-commission” these instead of those god-awful spirit statues. Good cause and all. It seems like enough of an object to own on the street for a year, before transferring to your back yard (ie BC Binning)

  6. LB Says:

    @Jessica pardon my ignorance but what are the Canucks commission or “spirit” statues (almost afraid to ask). No matter what they are, I agree that this is far better. I can tell based on those terms alone.

  7. Jessica Says:

    I understand that these are for a good cause and that they evoke culturally sensitive themes (which I think they do poorly), but they are so hard on the eyes: http://www.canada.com/mobile/iphone/story.html?id=75dc7c37-ca00-4df3-9b55-6a00ccd621ea

  8. LB Says:

    Aaaaaaaaaaagh.

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