Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures — Library and Public Program

February – March 2017

Anne Low, Antoni Oko, Barry Doupé, Colleen Brown, Deep Blue, Derya Akay, Duane Linklater, Jaleh Mansoor, Jordan Wilson, Julia Feyrer, Julian Hou, Justine Chambers, Leigh Tennant, Marianne Nicholson, Mark Delong, Myriam Ben Salah, Nathan Crompton, Rebecca Brewer, Richard William Hill, Ron Tran, Walter Scott

Courtesy Jaz Halloran

Courtesy Jaz Halloran

Throughout the winter , 221A presents a season of public talks, performances, and workshops in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery and Emily Carr University of Art + Design, on the occasion of Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures. With this program, 221A hopes to offer a space and time oblique to the terrain of the civic museum for the exhibition’s 40 artists to traverse alternative lines of thought and forms of engagement.

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Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold)

Winter 2015 – Spring 2017

Ken Lum

Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold), Ken Lum (2015). Photo: Dennis Ha

Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold), Ken Lum (2015). Photo: Dennis Ha

Vancouver Especially (A Vancouver Special scaled to its property value in 1973, then increased by 8 fold) by Canadian artist Ken Lum is the first commissioned work presented at 221A’s new outdoor site as part of the Semi-Public program at 271 Union Street. The installation is a 1:3 scale replica of a mass-produced, Vancouver architectural style of homes known as the “Vancouver Special”, popularized from 1965 to 1985 with an estimated 10,000 homes built.

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Toggle

August, 2015 – ongoing

neverhitsend, Anthony McCann, Cannibal Facts, Cassie McQuater, Georgie and Min, Jennifer Moon, Leah Beeferman, Marii Nyröp, Micol Hebron, Vanessa Sioufi, Woofer Ten, Zoya Sardashti

Toggle, neverhitsend (2015)

Toggle, neverhitsend (2015)

Toggle is an exhibition platform authored by the collective neverhitsend. It is a customized Chrome browser plugin that allows users to overlay content atop any already existing web page, creating a hidden metapage of text, images, hyperlinks, and other information that is only visible to those with the plugin installed.

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