I’m reposting this comment that came in on an earlier blog post.
My name is Gillian and I am the Communications Liaison for the Vancouver Biennale.
Just thought I would give you some information about us.
We are a non-profit organization with three staff members and no tax payers money is used for our installations.
By September 29th (our launch date) we will have 19 sculptures installed and by May 2010 around 32 will be placed in Vancouver and Richmond. The Vancouver Biennale includes New Media and Performance Art as well as a speaker series with Charles Jencks and Ma Jun. We will also hold a series of curotorial lectures for those of you who are interested in becoming curators, or are just interested!
At the moment we have Michael Zheng’s stop signs installed and Vladas Vildziunas ‘Barbora’ at Thorton Park (opposite Main Station). This week, and at the beginning of next week, we are installing pieces by two Chinese artists, Jianhua Liu’s ‘Pillows’ and Wang Shugang’s ‘Meeting’ at Cardero Park (next to the Westin Bayshore Hotel) and Harbour Green Park (opposite the float planes).
Thank you for all your thoughts and keep an eye open for more of our work!
Gillian and all the staff at the Biennale office