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Facade Festival 2017
September 4, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Burrard Arts Foundation is proud to present FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2017 in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery.
FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2017 is a visually stunning week-long public art project and cultural event kicking off the fall season. From September 4th to September 10th, 2017, ten contemporary Canadian artists will spectacularly transform the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2017 is the third edition of this exciting annual public art extravaganza, joining the ranks of such internationally renowned arts festivals as VIVID in Sydney and NuitBlanche in Toronto. Each year, the Burrard Arts Foundation commissions new artworks by a wide range of talented artists from British Columbia. Boldly combining new and traditional media in conjunction with the cutting-edge digital technology known as projection mapping, local artists create ephemeral artworks that vividly respond to Vancouver’s vibrant city center and urban landscape through a plethora of styles and approaches.
FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2017 presents ten strikingly innovative site-specific artworks to be projected directly onto the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s iconic architecture. With its biggest lineup yet, FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2017, showcases artists Diyan Achjadi, Fiona Ackerman, Scott Billings, Annie Briard, Shawn Hunt, James Nizam, Luke Ramsey, Evann Siebens, Ben Skinner, and Paul Wong.
Projections will take place from 7:30 PM to midnight between September 4th and September 10th. Works by two different artists will be premiered each night from September 4th to 8th, while on September 9th, the public will have the chance to discover all of the featured artists’ works. The Grand Finale event will take place on the evening of September 10th, kicking off at 7:30pm with a special projection-mapping presentation titled Contradistinction by Go2 Productions.
Contradistinction will use contrasting 3D graphics, precisely-mapped manipulations, and depth illusions to transform the Vancouver Art Gallery into a playground of light and kaleidoscopic movements. Playing with the building’s structural outline, Go2’s team of constraint-breakers will be pushing the limits of digital art, technology and soundscape for a mind-melting spectacle of cross-genre artistic expression. An encore of all artists’ works throughout the final evening will be shown as well.