From Jun 02, 2012 - 12:00 AM till Aug 04, 2012 - 12:00 AM at Malaspina Printmakers Gallery
Collaborative artists Marina Roy and Abbas Akhavan have been commissioned to create an installation titled Fire/Fire, that will be exhibited both at Malaspina and Centre A throughout June and July of 2012. Fire/Fire will be informed by the socio-policial history and context in which traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e prints functioned within. Fire/Fire will address some of the essential ideas associated with the Ukiyo-e print: the pleasure district, the idealism of the sensuous lifestyle they depicted, and the life-cycle of a society, which will bring to light implications of zoning practices and life cycle stages as related to contemporary cities. By exhibiting the work in Vancouver, the city's own history will be evoked in relation to the rebuilding after the Great Fire, the development of entertainment districts, revolts, and utopian ideals.