Vancouver Sculpture Biennale. Not much comes to most peoples’ minds when I mention that name. First of all, what the hell is a Biennale and how do you pronounce it?
From Wikipedia, we take:
The name Biennale is Italian and means “every other year”, describing an event that happens every 2 years. The most important Biennale is an art exhibition that takes place for three months in Venice — the Venice Biennale — but there are numerous others…
Okay, I’m an art geek and I know about the Biennale as a result of various run-ins with the large sculptures in and around Vancouver. It looks to be a great project except for their recent postering campaign. What a huge waste of cash!
The good thing is that it is private money that’s funding this but really, if I had a stake in it, I’d be pissed!
What am I talking about? Well, see for yourself (above), and tell me – what does this have to do with the sculptures you see around town?