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

Winter 2015 – Autumn 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) 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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Renovations

221 Georgia Street East is closed over the summer for extensive renovations. Please join us for SWARM Festival of Artist Run Culture on the evening of September 8, 2017 for our reopening.

 

 

 

221A @ documenta 14: Under the Mango Tree—Sites of Learning

July 18 – 19, 2017

Gernot Minke, left, Earth-Sound-Space: Adobe Dome (1992), adobe bricks and sound installation, right, Earth-Sound-Space: Adobe Tower (2017), adobe bricks and sound installation. View of the Kunsthochschule campus, Kassel, as part of the documenta 14 Public Exhibition. Photo: Jesse McKee

221A is pleased to announce its participation in documenta 14’s aneducation program at Under the Mango Tree—Sites of Learning. Vincent Tao, 221A’s librarian, travels to Kassel to present and workshop the organization’s forthcoming educational programming. In 2016, Tao initiated a collective research residency at 221A titled Notes on Political Ecologies (N.O.P.E.). The conclusions of the residency will be published this Autumn in Art Worker’s Introductory Guide to Post-Olympics Chinatown and Downtown Eastside.

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