Book Launch

Vancouver Anthology, Second Edition Pre-Launch and Design Exhibit

March 20, 2009

In partnership with Talonbooks, the Or Gallery presents a new edition of Vancouver Anthology, edited by acclaimed artist Stan Douglas and first published in 1991.

Featuring a newly designed hardcover format, and a new afterword by Stan Douglas, the second edition of Vancouver Anthology coincides with a renewal of the Or Gallery’s 25th Anniversary celebrations and renewed mandate to incite and promote critical discourse both within and outside of the Vancouver art community.

The essays collected in this book were first presented in the autumn of 1990 as part of a lecture series entitled Vancouver Anthology, a forum in which each contributing writer could test his or her research on the question of art and politics in public, before their papers were sent into print.

Contributors include: Keith Wallace, Sarah Diamond, Nancy Shaw, Maria Insell, William Wood, Carol Williams, Robin Peck, Robert Linsley, Scott Watson and Marcia Crosby.

The pre-launch event will feature an exhibit of the book’s new design, plus allow attendees to order copies of the book at a special low price. Stan Douglas will be in attendance to make short remarks.

This project is generously supported by the 2009 Cultural Olympiad, BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Unique Opportunities, The Audain Foundation, and Canada Council for the Arts Media Arts Section.