Skateboarding meets contemporary art in Out of Control

WHEN PATRIK ANDERSSON began working on Out of Control: The Concrete Art of Skateboarding, a major new exhibition at Audain Art Museum, he was clear on what wouldn’t be part of the show. Flips and shove-it tricks are not the focus, and there’s no tribute to legend Tony Hawk.

“I tried very hard—and it was quite difficult—not to make a predictable show about famous skateboarders or famous artists associated with skateboarding,” Andersson tells Stir by phone. “A conscious decision was that I’ve done my best not to make any mention of skateboarding as a sport. I don’t think it’s a sport. It’s become a sport. We can’t argue that; it’s in the Olympics. But this exhibition is not looking at that.”

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Audain Art Museum gets Out of Control with playful exhibition highlighting the intersection between contemporary art and skateboarding

WHISTLER, BC, Sept. 6, 2022 /CNW/ – Out of Control: The Concrete Art of Skateboarding invites skaters and non-skaters alike to reimagine their collective understanding of skateboarding and reflect on its contemporary relevance. Opening on September 17, this ambitious group exhibition at the Audain Art Museum (AAM) brings together nineteen BC and international artists who embody diversity in their practice and explore the aesthetic, social, environmental, political, and architectural aspects of skateboarding.

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Arts Umbrella’s Splash Art Auction celebrates 40 years

Arts Umbrella has just announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Splash Art Auction at the Fairmont Hotel on Saturday, October 22.

This year’s auction will feature nearly 100 pieces of work from emerging and established local, national, and international artists, including Dana Claxton, Andrew Dadson, Karin Bubaš, Brent Wadden, Bobbie Burgers, Marie Khouri, and Russna Kaur.

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Karin Bubaš, Fitchburg Art Museum

The BIG Picture: Giant Photographs and Powerful Portfolios is a two-part exhibition that highlights recent photography acquisitions at the Fitchburg Art Museum. The Giant Photographs

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Karin Bubaš: Hidden Valley

In Karin Bubaš’ newest exhibition Hidden Valley, the artist presents a suite of large-scale, colour-shifting photographs shot in California in 2016 and 2017. Bubaš has

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