Vancouver Art and Economies.


236 pages
Contains Photos, Index
ISBN 978-1-55152-214-4
DDC 709.711'33





Edited by Melanie O'Brian
Reviewed by Ann Turner

Ann Turner is Financial and Budget Manager at the University of British
Columbia Library.


The nine essays in this anthology examine contemporary visual art in Vancouver, British Columbia, since the mid-1980s as well as the economic factors that are increasingly influencing its production and distribution. These include the greater professionalization of artists and the institutions they work with, political and social views that affect the availability of capital for artistic ventures, cultural diversity, and new technologies being utilized for production and display. Vancouver’s own population growth, construction boom, and the globalization of its economy since Expo ’86, and preparations for the 2010 Olympics have all profoundly affected the local art scene. These are scholarly, thought-provoking essays by established Vancouver artists and art educators, administrators, and critics.


“Vancouver Art and Economies.,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 24, 2024,