Audain Gallery: Ken Lum, I Said No, 2010.Ken Lum, I Said No, 2010. Installation view, Audain Gallery windows.

Coming Soon: Ken Lum: I Said No

Audain Gallery, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver
January 1 - February 5, 2010

Coming Soon is Audain Gallery’s inaugural public art series. Four visual artists, all of whom are Simon Fraser University alumni, have been commissioned to create site-specific public art works at the Woodward’s development in downtown Vancouver.

The works in this provocative series consider and address Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, which is the neighbourhood for the new location of SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Coming Soon also highlights Audain Gallery’s commitment to art in the public sphere that critically addresses Vancouver’s history and present.

Internationally acclaimed Vancouver artist Ken Lum, whose adroit and precise public art works are known to spark public interest and commentary, opens the series with a text work entitled I Said No in the gallery’s Hastings Street windows. This text is characteristic of his signage work; it is pointed, humorous and compelling in its public address. A work about intellectual freedom in the public sphere, I Said No proposes exclamatory variations on ways to say “no” as a civic and social right.

Curated by Sabine Bitter.


Please click here to view the online archive of the exhibition series: Coming Soon.

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