Posts Tagged ‘public art’

Application to the City of Vancouver to develop an abysmal chasm for purposes of facilitating public reverie

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

“Application to the City of Vancouver to develop an abysmal chasm for purposes of facilitating public reverie, contemplation and longing.” Makes me laugh every time I look at it. By my friend & Vancouver artist Aaron Carpenter.

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Mexico City benches

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

More design from Mexico City. These are just four benches out of the scores of original designs found all over town. Many of these can be found on Paseo de la Reforma – two are the Pedro Friedeberg hand and foot bench, top, and the hippopotamus bench, bottom.

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101 Nights

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Add a ladle every night
To every ladle, add a light

101 Nights is an art installation by Vancouver writer and broadcaster Bill Richardson, and it ended tonight on the winter solstice. Bill produced it inside the shopfront windows of his old Edwardian house in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood.

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Spomenik: The End of History, by Jan Kempenaers

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Photo essay of post-war Yugoslavian monuments and architecture by Belgian artist Jan Kempenaers, from the Crown Gallery site. “Spomenik” means monument, and all of these structures were meant to commemorate WWII losses and point to progress and a generally utopian future. Thanks to the turmoil of subsequent wars in the former Yugoslavia, these brutalist monuments have fallen into disrepair.

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Planetarium

Monday, August 10th, 2009

I’ve liked this building from childhood, but somehow I managed to see it with fresh eyes recently – I was late for an art event there, it was dusk, I was tired, the entry was deserted and somehow I suddenly noticed how ridiculously beautiful it is. It houses the Museum of Vancouver and the H.R.

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Sol Lewitt at Pearson International Airport

Monday, September 15th, 2008


 

Toronto has this great Sol Lewitt piece in its airport.  Via The Canadian Design Resource.

 

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