The Vancouver Biennale 2014–2016 exhibition is here. Over the coming months, internationally noted artists will continue to transform the Lower Mainland with public art. This year’s theme is Open Borders/Crossroads, curated by a team led by Marcello Dantas, examining the leadership role artists can play on issues of political and social importance.
One prime example is the International Pavilion, located in North Vancouver’s Pipefitters Building on the waterfront, with its focus on Brazilian contemporary art. Following an earlier visit to Vancouver, eight of Brazil’s acclaimed artists, including Nathalia Garcia, Mariana Manhães, and Paulo Climachauska, pay tribute to Vancouver in a series of multi-faceted works that fill the 9,000-square-foot space. Public viewing of the exhibition—which runs until October 2014—is available through hourly guided tours by trained docents. To reserve, visit vancouverbiennale.com.