As part of the Vancouver Biennale International Artist Residency Program, four international rising young art stars from Syria, India, Australia and Canada are set to transform the cultural face of Squamish, Canada’s outdoor recreation capital.
The installation was unveiled yesterday, July 4. The piece was inspired by the Biennale’s theme of Open Borders, four artists from four continents and varied artistic disciplines will share their experiences from their six weeks in the District of Squamish.
From riverbank to mountain park, their large-scale interactive public installations and interventions will transform perceptions of both the City and public art.
With a quixotic cardboard-fabricated “pop-up” installation by a Kolkata-based artist; a 26-foot neon sign on the ocean inlet with a backdrop of the Chief; a performance and 20-foot high installation of community-donated suitcases by an exiled Syria-based artist; and a photographic intervention by a Canadian outdoorsman in the pristine backdrop of Shannon Falls Provincial Park, you will discover a Squamish where art and nature converge to transform the city.
You can view the public art at Water Shed Grill, 41101 Government Road in Squamish.