NEWS: LAUNCH OF DOWNTOWNSPACE
MOBILE GALLERY FOCUSED ON URBAN ISSUES
Vancouver - 19 December 2016 | UPDATED 16 February 2017
DOWNTOWNSPACE is a new vending and exhibition space based in a street vending location in the 800-block of Granville Street near Robson Street in downtown Vancouver. Programmed by multidisciplinary artist Sky (Evan S.) in collaboration with prominent curators, talented artists and inspiring thought leaders, the eight-by-eight-foot sidewalk space will host a series of projects in a variety of mobile structures, ranging from vending carts or trailers to minimal architectural forms such as a small stage. DOWNTOWNSPACE is a site for creative propositions about public space and social engagement. As a site for arts exhibition and vending, we will trade in ideas and objects that acknowledge the commercial context, with projects and presentation structures that tackle urban issues.
The project launches on 3 January 2017 with “Loss Found,” a proposition by Sky. A humble service cart built from construction scraps will be the site for a sort of lost-and-found booth in which visitors are encouraged to post and talk about their experiences of loss. Project description:
3 January 2017, 12 noon - 6 pm
Have you lost something precious?
I lost my koala.
It is the changing of years: time for remembrance of things lost.
DOWNTOWNSPACE opens 2017 with a project that reflects on the passage of things, people, and time. At a small service kiosk built from scrap wood, visitors can write, draw, post, peruse, and talk about what they and others have lost. You can also send your LOST or FOUND notices (as graphics or text) to firstname.lastname@example.org, to be posted on site.
What have you lost?
Where might you find it?
Together, loss can be found or mourned.