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VAG: Stories That Animate Us

From February 20th to August 22nd, the Vancouver Art Gallery is running a special exhibit entitled ‘Stories That Animate Us’. It’s an exhibit that asks us to consider how important storytelling is in our lives. ‘What stories inspire you? What stories need to be told and which will you pass on?’

Featured artists include Robert Davidson, Francisco de Goya, Jérôme Havre, David Hockney, Cindy Mochizuki, Ed Pien, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Marina Roy, Royal Art Lodge, Cauleen Smith, Amanda Strong, Camille Turner, Howie Tsui and Joyce Wieland.

Pictured in our header is Vancouver artist and UBC professor Marina Roy’s ‘The Floating Archipelago’, a 2015 ‘feminist sci-fi narrative’ created using cut adhesive vinyl. Running just over 6 minutes, it features Roy’s striking imagery with an innovative soundscape by Graham Meisner.

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Other featured works in ‘Stories That Animate Us’ include..

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Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo. Santo Marero, 2020 mixed media (pencil crayon, conté, acrylic
ink, watercolour, oil paint, collage) on Mylar. Courtesy of the Artist.

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Amanda Strong. Flood, 2017 video. Courtesy of the Artist

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Cindy Mochizuki, Amabie, 2020, video, Courtesy of the Artist

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Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith and Camille Turner, Triangle Trade, 2017, HD video, Courtesy of the Artists

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Marina Roy The Floating Archipelago. 2015/2021 animation. Courtesy of the Artist

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And here we see Vancouver artist Howie Tsui installing ‘Spectral Residue’ on the walls of the Vancouver Art Gallery for Stories That Animate Us.

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Header: Marina Roy, The Floating Archipelago, 2015/2021, animation, Courtesy of the Artist

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