Vancouver Art and Economies.
Contains Photos, Index
Ann Turner is Financial and Budget Manager at the University of British
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.