Posts Tagged ‘art’

Protected: Enzo Mari’s classic 1970s chair modified by artists and designers – Presentation House Gallery auction

Friday, November 15th, 2013

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Artist Jeremy Deller’s 2001 “Battle of Orgreave” – restaging a violent clash of the 1984 UK miners’ strike

Monday, April 15th, 2013

In 2001 UK artist Jeremy Deller restaged the Battle of Orgreave, a violent 1984 clash between Yorkshire miners and police during the UK miners’ strike, and one of the many dark events of the Thatcher years. 2001 was an interesting moment to choose for such a restaging; this incident of the Thatcher years was 17 years past and not at the front of anyone’s consciousness.

…read more

Artist George Norris (1928-2013), creator of Vancouver’s popular giant steel crab sculpture

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

George Norris, the artist who made what is arguably Vancouver’s most famous piece of public art—a giant steel crab in front of the Vancouver Museum and Planetarium—has died in Victoria.  It’s odd that so few know Norris’s name, considering the crab’s popularity, how prolific he was in his career, and his long art teaching career in Vancouver and Banff.

…read more

Everybody works but the vacant lot

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Everybody works but the vacant lot, Henry George as quoted by Fay Lewis

This is a parody artwork at Vancouver’s 221A Artist-Run Centre, parodying the “Micro Loft” building being erected next door to it in the current lightning-fast condo land rush taking place in Chinatown.

…read more

Art and cooperatives in the economy

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Photo by Dan Toulgoet , Vancouver Courier – Elvy Del Bianco presents rare films shot in Vancouver between 1964 and 1988 at the Waldorf Hotel in 2011.

This is one of the more interesting short talks I’ve listened to, and I’m posting it here in the hope that it gets wider distribution.

…read more

Enjoy the music

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

…. and this….

…read more