All Arts Events

Nov 21 Fri
Above and Below
To Nov 22
Monte Clark Gallery
2339 Granville, Vancouver
new paintings by Derek Root
Nov 21 Fri
Abundance of the Ocean
To Nov 28
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
206 Cambie, Vancouver
Spiny urchins and polished mussels, gentle whales and fearsome sharks– the Pacific Ocean houses within its depths a plethora of life, much of which has yet to be discovered. The mysteries of the deep are prominently featured in Northwest Coast legend and mythology. Most cultures along the coast have myths about a great flood that dispersed their ancestors and led directly to the establishment of the distinct societies that make up the region today. The Kwakwaka’wakw believe in an entire oceanic realm, ruled by the stern hand of Kumugwe, Chief of the Undersea World, and replete with aquatic equivalents to the land and sky based creatures that play active roles in oral traditions. Similarly, Haida myths describe an undersea world led by Taangghwanlaana, a powerful chief credited with controlling the flow of wealth into the world – perhaps an early recognition of the importance of the ocean’s bounty. With art works that range from the literal to the spiritual, this collection looks closely at what lies beneath the surface and celebrates the abundance of life that continues to inspire artists and art admirers alike.
Nov 21 Fri
Active Fiction Project
To Nov 23
main & 28th
east 28th, vancouver
Have you ever wanted to walk through your favourite novel? Then come check out a real life “choose your own adventure”. The Active Fiction Project creates short fictional stories that are set in a Vancouver neighbourhood. The stories are ‘hidden’ in public spaces for readers to discover as they walk along. Go to Main & 28th, look around the art shop.
Nov 21 Fri
Adi Parker
To Dec 17
Leigh Square Community Arts Village
2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam
artist-in-residence Adi Parker creates abstract art from recycled fabrics
Nov 21 Fri
Ai Weiwei New York Photographs 1983–1993
To Nov 30
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
1825 Main Mall, UBC, Vancouver
227 black-and-white photographs taken by the artist during the decade that he resided in New York City
Nov 21 Fri
AKOS
to Jan 25, 2015
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby, Vancouver
spray-can art by Haida artist Corey Bulpitt
Nov 21 Fri
Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
Nov 21, 8-10 pm
Hot Art Wet City Gallery
2206 Main, Vancouver
Come Draw With Alicia Tobin and get some of her patented* comedic critique of your 5-minute drawings (*not actually patented). Then enjoy the stand-up comedy of her special comedic guests Ben McGinnis, Ryan Gunther and Bits Joudaki. Come draw with us! Supplies provided. No talent necessary.
Nov 21 Fri
All Is Unmentionable, Up in the Air
To Jan 18
Burnaby Art Gallery
6344 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, Burnaby
works by Vancouver-based contemporary artist Eli Bornowsky
Nov 21 Fri
Ari Shaffir
Nov 20, 8:30 pm, Nov 21-22, 8 pm, 10:30 pm
The Comedy MIX
1015 Burrard, Century Plaza Hotel & Spa, Vancouver
Actor and standup comedian known for his comedy special Passive Aggressive and his role in the Rob Schneider film InAPPropriate Comedy.
Nov 21 Fri
Artist Talk - Shimabuku
Nov 21, 6:30 pm
Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson, Vancouver
Artist Talk - Shimabuku The exhibition When Sky was Sea demonstrates the breadth of the artist’s practice, works in the exhibition reveal an essential correspondence to things elsewhere in a wider world, insisting on our grasp of the continuity that exists between art and (non-art) life. Shimabuku (1969, born in Kobe, Japan) lives and works in Berlin. Selected solo exhibitions include: Sea and Flowers, Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch, Berlin; City in the sea, Air de Paris, Paris; Flying Me, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2014); Something that Floats/Something that Sinks, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK and Noto, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2013); Leaves Swim, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain (2012); Man should try to avoid contact with alien life forms, Centre international d'art et du paysage de l’Île de Vassivière, Vassivière, France; On the water, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (2011); The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2009); DAAD galerie, Berlin; Wilkinson Gallery (2007); Swansea Jack Memorial Dog Swimming Competition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (2003); Then, I Decided To Give a Tour of Tokyo To the Octopus From Akashi, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (2002); America, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (1994).

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