Façade Festival is a week-long, monumental public art project and cultural event that takes place from sunset to midnight every evening from September 8 to 14 on the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery, above the šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square.
A selection of BC contemporary artists have been commissioned to create 10 stunning, site-specific works of art. Using the technology known as ‘projection mapping,’ the works have been tailored specifically for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s iconic architecture and will be projected over its Georgia Street façade, covering the building with moving, dynamic artwork. Façade Festival is an immersive, large-scale artistic experience that will be shared by tens of thousands of attendees.
The project speaks to the pervasiveness of digital forms in modern life and contemplates the role that new technologies play in contemporary art, while engaging the public in a grand architectural intervention free of charge.
Façade Festival is presented in partnership between Burrard Arts Foundation, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and technical partner Go2 Productions, with support from the City of Vancouver, the Department of Canadian Heritage, QuadReal Property Group, Tourism Vancouver, Viva Vancouver, Can Design, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, and Savoury City Catering & Events.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14
Tonight, enjoy an encore screening of all the festival artworks.
Artworks will be shown in the following sequence:
Khan Lee: Weight of Water
Drew Young: Duet
Sandeep Johal: For Jyoti
Lindsay McIntyre: If These Walls
Howie Tsui: Mingled Skins
Bracken Hanuse Corlett: We SEE Monsters
Josh Hite/Justine Chambers: Sectional Elevations
Natalie Purschwitz: Drapings
Hyung-Min Yoon: Celebration