Fireworks and enlightenment at the Vancouver ContainerArt PNE

Aesthetic enlightenment in a big way at Vancouver’s ContainerArt temporary museum. Since 2009, summer after summer, fireworks have brightened the night sky above the contemporary art installations inside the containers.  Perhaps set off by those “I get it” moments of catharsis by visitors inside? I hope so. Advertisements

Call for Artists: ContainerArt Vancouver 2012

Glad to announce the 2012 Vancouver ContainerArt event at the PNE in partnership with Metro Port Vancouver. All artists interested in applying, go to

ContainerArt’s future: the largest art museum in the world

ContainerArt network strategy

 This summer, ContainerArt temporary museums in Vancouver and Edmonton have been visited by approximately 1.2 million people. For contemporary art this is an enormous achievement: consider that on average  the Guggenheim NY attracts about 900.000 visitors each yearly. ContainerArt is fast turning into a global contemporary art brand, and it is adapting its objectives. Our international partners … Continue reading

Vanessa Arnold with Adam Stenhouse @ ContainerArt Vancouver 2011. Artist Statement

Name of Installation: deadbooth Artist’s Statement:  a selection of printed portraits and a custom designed-built photo booth. The photos mimic post-mortem documentation photography. The intention is to counteract the teenaged propensity to obsess over mortality, and the media’s focus on bad news, death and tragedy, and offer visitors both introspection and positive movation.

Caitlin Butcher & Lisa Tanner @ ContainerArt Vancouver 2011. Artist Statement

Title of Work: The movement of fashion Artist’s Statement (abridged): The strips of fabric illustrate color and line in their truest form while the white dresses act as a blank canvas. Patterns created from images of the colored strips of fabric are projected on to the dresses, epitomizing the endless design possibilities.

Reece Wood @ ContainerArt Vancouver 2011. Artist Statement

Title: Vancouversion Artist Statement (abridged): it’s strange the disconnection that we feel from nature. Since humanity is a product of nature, it’s difficult to separate a human effect from a natural one.

Tony Yin Tak Chu @ Vancouver ContainerArt 2011. Artist Statement

Name of Installation: Untitled 3   Arist’s Statement: Using discarded materials to make a piece of art connects to the environmental issue of recycling. This installation questions how we protect our environment (seascapes) against the ever increased threat of global waste dumping.  

Eben Bender @ ContainerArt Vancouver 2011. Artist Statement

Name of Installation: Days at the Docks Statement (abridged): This series and installation is an expression of my experience as a shipyard steel worker for the past five years. The atmosphere and aesthetic are those of the workers, their skills, depth, aptitude, and daily experience in a more often then not humorous, crass and volatile … Continue reading

RAF digital (aka Rob Farrow) @ Vancouver ContainerArt 2011. Artist Statement

Title: Working  Artist statement:  We work so that our food tastes better and to impress our friends. We work to learn more, to praise God or sometimes just to keep from being bored. This series of images celebrates the shapes, textures and colours of the work that we do. The bigger the work, the simpler … Continue reading

Shin Lee @ ContainerArt Vancouver 2011. Artist Statement

Title of work: Peace and Comfort from our port Artist Statement (excerpt) : “The exhibit explores the serenity of the port – taking the concept and putting it on exhibition, on display. I am using clay sculptures with other materials (sand, paper, wood, etc). The clay sculptures-the principal pieces-represent peace and imagination. The exhibit is … Continue reading