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

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

Artist selections for ContainerArt Vancouver 2012

Congratulations to: Alanna Kho and Benjamin Ku; Catherine Chan;   Amanda Shatzko;   Bruce Voyce;   Neal Nolan;   Marilyn Chapman;    Mario Sabliak;   Mirielle Dijks for making the cut at the new ContainerArt Vancouver! See your installations at the PNE from August 18th to Sept 3rd!

Miyuki Shinkai@ ContainerArt Vancouver 2011. Artist Statement

Title of installation: Luminous Boats. Artist Statement (extract): The port as whisper to our heart and mind to stay open to international affairs, marine environment sustainability as well as a broader spiritual enrichment to Vancouver’s connection to the sea.  www.mellonglass.ca    

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

The PNE introduces the largest ContainerArt temporary museum yet

An impressive milestone in the history of ContainerArt. In Vancouver until Sept 5th. Special thanks to Port Metro Vancouver