Organized in collaboration with Presentation House Gallery (Vancouver) and under the direction of guest curator Karen Love, this group exhibition was programmed as part of the Canada-France 2004 celebrations. It brings together a group of 100 images – portraits – created between 1950 to 2002 by Vancouver photographers and media artists; some of national and international renown, others at the beginning of their careers, and a handful of artists from abroad. In an unprecedented and astonishing manner, through a literal and figurative composite portrait, “Facing History” envisions the distinguishing traits of this great western Canadian city: its urban youth, the diversity of its communities (particularly Asian), its refined culture and its natural surroundings of mountains and sea, victims of the relentlessly growing exploitation of its ressources.
Year of publication : may 2004
16,6×23 cm , 62 pages
Selling price : 9 €. Text in French and English.
Exhibition dates :
from May 7 to September 18, 2004.
Preface by Karen Love. Essay by Bob Sherrin “Visible and Unknowable”.
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