This month’s all-photograph issue of Price Tags, Gordon Price’s urban design newsletter, takes a look at the Fourth Vancouver Sculpture Biennale. The Biennale incorporates an outdoor gallery space with a way for its visitors to view Vancouver, BC’s community and surroundings in a new light.
The Biennale features the work of renowned sculptors from eleven countries. Each of the 22 pieces is strategically placed along a waterfront, a walkway, in a park or other public space in the city– thus accessible by foot, bike, or blade in Vancouver’s compact downtown. Gordon notes that the exhibit includes a “cell-phone tour”: call a number and punch in a code from a particular sculpture, and you can learn more about that piece and its creator, as well as vote for your favorite or leave comments. (You can also try this while looking at Gordon’s photographs of the sculptures.).