Vancouver Art Gallery Takes to the Streets with Three Major Installations

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VANCOUVER, BC.- The Vancouver Art Gallery will play a central role in enlivening Vancouver ’s downtown streets during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with three major public art installations in the city’s most prominent locations. Using the exuberant floral patterns of Taiwanese fabric, Taipei-based artist Michael Lin will cover the Gallery’s entire northern façade with a massive hand-painted mural. The southern side of the Gallery will be transformed into an outdoor theatre presenting a continuous flow of video-based works on a massive LED screen. At Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite, the Gallery’s recently launched outdoor exhibition space, internationally renowned Vancouver artist Ken Lum will construct large-scale sculptures replicating squatters’ shacks once built on North Vancouver ’s