Unceded Territories – Interactive Virtual Reality

Unceded Territories – Interactive Virtual Reality

Created by Paisley Smith and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Canadian Premiere at Indian Summer Festival, after it’s recent World Premiere at Tribeca Immersive at the Tribeca Film Festival 2019. Unceded Territories is a provocative VR experience created from indigenous artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s iconic work, engaging viewers in an interactive landscape grappling with colonialism, climate change and indigenous civil rights. Catch...

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Art for Punjabi Market

Art for Punjabi Market

A Public Art Project curated by Indian Summer Festival Curated by Indian Summer Festival, this unique public art project treats the street banners along Punjabi Market Main Street as a canvas for high calibre art. Indian Summer Festival asked two celebrated artists to respond to the idea of Punjabi Market as a place of gathering, commerce, continuity of cultural tradition...

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Moving Still: Performative Photography in India

Moving Still: Performative Photography in India

PRESENTING PARTNER Moving Still: Performative Photography in India explores themes of migration, gender, religion and national identity through the lens of performative photography. The exhibition focuses on the photo-based practices of contemporary artists who are rooted in the diversity of cultures within the country, while at the same time engaging in a global dialogue. Participating artists include Nikhil Chopra, Anita...

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Nep Sidhu: Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded)

Nep Sidhu: Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded)

PRESENTING PARTNER Nep Sidhu is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is concerned with the reverberations of form, antiquity, myth, and history with an affinity for community. Through material investigations that use textiles, sculpture, video, and sound, Sidhu’s work seeks moments of knowledge. Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded) explores how memories persist in the present, especially when related...

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Sara Khan: Suraj Kinare

Sara Khan: Suraj Kinare

PRESENTING PARTNER Immerse yourself in intriguing watercolours exploring vulnerability and identity. Sara Khan’s sumptuous watercolours invoke a magical realm where personal memories mix with exotic plants and outlandish characters, all spread across organic fields of pattern and colour. Imagined through a series of poetic paintings, Suraj Kinare evokes the artist’s own sense of identity, suspended between the cultures of her...

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ISF 2019 featured-artist: Sara Khan

ISF 2019 featured-artist: Sara Khan

Indian Summer Festival is delighted to announce Sara Khan as this year’s featured artist. Each year, the festival invites an inspiring artist to create a commissioned artwork in response to the festival theme. The work they make then sets the visual language of the entire festival. Khan responded to the 2019 theme of “Tricksters, Magicians & Oracles.” with a painting...

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Visit PAUSE IN THE PARK on Saturday & Sunday

Visit PAUSE IN THE PARK on Saturday & Sunday

Don’t miss the final weekend at PAUSE! Contemporary art to check out, art you get to make with our artist in residence, Sandeep Johal, and make and fly a kite! PAUSE IN THE PARK Free Programming Series PAUSE PAVILION PARTNER Saturday, July 14 Sita Sings the Blues @ Museum of Vancouver, 12pm CO-PRESENTED BY VIFF & MOV A noontime screening of Nina Paley’s contemporary...

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PAUSE IN THE PARK — Recap from JULY 8

PAUSE IN THE PARK — Recap from JULY 8

UPDATE: Last weekend was such a wonderful time at PAUSE! Make sure to join us this weekend for more fantastic daytime events! More info: PAUSE IN THE PARK — Don’t miss an amazing chance to see a preview of the Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Show today at 1pm at PAUSE. And all the amazing events today, beginning with Jhalaak at Noon! LOCATION: PAUSE...

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