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Contemporary art February 25, 2019

Strictly speaking, the term ” contemporary art” refers to art made by artists living today. Today’s artists work in a global environment that is culturally diverse, technologically advancing, and multifaceted. Working in a wide range of mediums, contemporary artists often reflect and comment on modern-day society. Viewers are encouraged to set aside questions such as, “Is a work of art good?” or “Is the work aesthetically pleasing?” Instead, whether art is “challenging” or “interesting.” Contemporary artists…

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Metamorphosis Vancouver Art Gallery December 26, 2018

A current exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery takes its title from Franz Kafka’s novella about a man who wakes up to discover he’s turned into a giant insect. Rounding up 40 pieces from the gallery’s collection, the VAG’s The Metamorphosis is linked to Kafka’s famous 1915 story through the idea of change. “It’s a porous structure, from which we could pull these highlights from our permanent collection,” said co-curator Tarah Hogue. The exhibit is…

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Vancouver Contemporary Art Galleries December 21, 2018

For over a decade, Vancouver has been ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world. With a lively arts and culture scene. In recent years, Vancouver has become a cultural hub attracting major film production studios, earning the nickname ‘Hollywood North’. Vancouver has also developed a thriving public  Contemporary art scene with a programme that supports art-making in all its varieties. Needless to say, this has, in turn, created opportunities for a…

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