Gesamtkunstwerk: "Life as a Total Work of Art"
Published Monday, March 31, 2014 6:00AM PDT
"Life as a Total Work of Art"
Open now to the public
1460 Howe Street, Vancouver (Under the Granville Street Bridge)
From a never-before publicly-shown Arthur Erickson 1955 sketch that set the agenda for Vancouverism, to renderings, models and videos illustrating the most adventurous building here in years, the Gesamtkunstwerk exhibition explores the thinking behind contemporary city-building. Designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group, this residential tower will rise above the north end of the Granville Bridge, and around it low-rise retail and office buildings will transform the area. The show opens up the design, context and background of Vancouver House to public understanding with powerful visuals and commentary, showing how “total Design” can transform contemporary condo living through the synthesis of art, architecture, interiors, urbanism and entery with public-mindedness.
For more information on Gwerk, visit: gwerk.ca