Internationally renowned artists Ai Weiwei, Vik Muniz, Jonathan Borofski, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, and Andy Goldsworthy are among those whose public art installations will soon appear across Metro Vancouver as part of the upcoming Vancouver Biennale.
Open Borders/Crossroads Vancouver, the third Vancouver Biennale exhibition, begins this month and includes an unprecedented 18-month public program of contemporary art, new media, music and film.
The Biennale's program will expand in 2014-16 to include a new International Pavilion, which will host a national Brazilian group exhibition, a documentary film program, and a commissioned orchestral work by Canada’s Juno Award winning composer Vivian Fung.
Also new is the Biennale International Residency Program, bringing emerging artists from around the world to Vancouver to create social interventions and to engage with local artists through a series of public talks and open house events. Residency coordinators include Ken Lum and the winner of the 2013 Leonore Annenberg Prize, Khaled Hourani.
Announcements regarding specific installations, events, and openings will be made over the coming 18 months. For more on the Vancouver Biennale visit vancouverbiennale.com/.