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Zhang Huan

Zhang Huan was born 1965 in An Yang City, He Nan Province, China. He is based in Shanghai and New York. Zhang Huan began his career as a painter and then transitioned to performance art before making a comeback to painting.

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NEIGHBOUR | Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is a public gallery nestled in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It is named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920 – 1998). Reid was a master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, broadcaster and spokesman.

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Public Art in the Great Outdoors – Downtown Vancouver’s Best Walking Tours

“…Great art isn’t just in our museums and galleries and fall is the perfect time to get outside and discover public art throughout the City.” -Jane Weiss

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Where Words Fail Music Speaks

As Vancouver’s premier live music destination, the Lobby Lounge hosts emerging artists seven days a week, with the occasional impromptu guest performance.

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ARTIST TO WATCH | Rodney Graham

Rodney Graham pulls at the threads of cultural and intellectual history through photography, film, music, performance and painting. He presents cyclical narratives that pop with puns and references to literature and philosophy, from Lewis Carroll to Sigmund Freud to Kurt Cobain, with a sense of humour that betrays Graham’s footing in the post-punk scene of late 1970s Vancouver.

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A Visionary’s Vision: The Evolution of a Growing Art Program

Our owners and developers, Westbank, have now installed 30 pieces of major public art and the evolution of their art practice has mounted from featuring good local artists, to now working with a dozen of the top artists in the world today. The art projects they do lead the design of the building, rather than follow and they get very involved with the artists. Their plan is to keep adding a number of pieces every year.

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Ian Wallace

Ian Wallace is a celebrated artist and teacher, best known as a founding member of what has come to be recognized as the Vancouver school of photoconceptualism. In 2012, the Vancouver Art Gallery presented a career retrospective, “Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography.”

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Forest Screen

A photograph of North Vancouver’s majestic rainforest has been brought to life on the perforated steel screen that graces the south western facade of the hotel.

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Liam Gillick

Liam Gillick was born in 1964 in Aylesbury, UK. He attended Goldsmiths College in London between 1984 and 1987 and has been teaching at Columbia University in New York since 1997. He lives and works in New York and London.

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Lying on top of a building the clouds looked no nearer than when I was lying on the street.

This passage, in UK artist Liam Gillick’s signature choice of Helvetica bold, occupies floors five through 22 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

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16

16.480 is a dramatic installation of 480 glass 16’s supported by a set of sitespecific, tree-like minarets.

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The Teak Bridge, framed with waterfalls on each side, flanks the main hotel entrance and beckons guests to enter. Its colourful glass-art reeds and plants drift in the water, connecting Fairmont Pacific Rim to nature.