The Evolution of ContainerArt museology in Vancouver

Since 2009 the PNE, a ContainerArt partner, guided by its VP Peter Male and supported by a team of engineers and curators has surprised us with ever-evolving  ContainerArt Museum shapes. Nowhere in the world has container museology been explored with such commitment.  As per ContainerArt re-use and recycle ideology, no structural changes, or holes where … 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

The Guardian of the ContainerArt Temple…

…is a dragon made of steel.  Why does ContainerArt’s temporary museum in Vancouver need a dragon to protect it? Well, dragons, monsters, sphynx, lions in front of places of contemplation are a good idea: they serve an apotropaic function: they ward off evil.  For ContainerArt evil is distraction, vandalism, and generally not taking advantage of the … Continue reading

A Post-Clubbing ContainerArt Aesthetic Experience?

ContainerArt producers have an experimental mindset. At the PNE this year, museological experiments are being conducted to answer a question that has long vexed us: can a disco-like environment prepare and promote a visitor’s aesthetic experience?  In other words: can music, lights and dancing help to  “de-scramble” the ego-structures that prevent one to see beauty through art?  Ergo: if … Continue reading