Sunday February 26, 2006 at 6pm
Chroma Room #1 – 200 East 20th Ave.
Artists: Jamie Dolinko, Brian Howell, Henry Tsang, Paul Wong, Sharyn A. Yuen
Curator: Elspeth Sage (Vancouver)
Co-producers: Vezio Tomasinelli (Torino) & Vittorio Urbani ( Venezia)
Exhibition: Velan Centre for Contemporary Art, Torino Feb. 10 – 26, 2006.
This exhibition features video and photography by award-winning contemporary artists from Vancouver in Torino during the Winter Olympics of 2006. Ciao da Vancouver provides an exciting opportunity to exhibit Canadian alternative works a high-profile international setting.
The works feature the people of Vancouver, its buildings, lifestyle and culture. They are accessible and linked by everyday subject matter: a local beauty pageant, seeing a cultural connection between two cities, the cult of American-style wrestling, secretly spying on neighbours, or celebrating the tiny moments in normal life.
The exhibition belies the stereotypical images of Vancouver presented by the official Vancouver 2010 Olympic Committee. These works offer a more realistic and diverse view of Vancouver than that seen in “Beautiful BC Magazine”.
The exhibition is also available online at: www.onedge.tv
Project Funded by: The Canada Council (Media Arts) Ottawa, Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Ottawa), BC Arts Council (Visual Arts) Victoria, B.C. and The Canadian Embassy in Rome.
ON EDGE (Vancouver)
An On Edge/Velan/Nuova Icona production
February 13, 2006.