• Late Capitalism Pop-Up Shop

    The Oxford Dictionary defines Late Capitalism as the “...current stage in the development of capitalism...characterized by the dominance of multinational corporations, globalization, and consumerism, and as having permeated all areas of social and cultural life.” In this spirit, we sell art objects in a store-like setting that poke fun at consumerism, excess, fake/real media as control, current events, pastiche, repetition, bureaucratic control, automation, military/police presence, surveillance and political peculiarities. Items priced from $1 - $1,000,000. Cash only. Tour buses welcome. Parking Spot Projects | 8 East Cordova Street | Hosted by Underground Assembly Dates: OPENING Thursday July 27th 5-8pm Saturday July 29 1-4pm Saturday August 5 1-4pm Thursday August 10 5-8pm
  • Chinatown Night Market

    Vending Experiment #1 @ Chinatown Night Market

    Hosted by Centre A http://centrea.org/

    June 9 – 11 2017, 6-10 pm

    Please join Centre A at the Chinatown Night Market, where we will be hosting various events and projects by artists and curators every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6-10 pm, from May 26 – September 3.

    This week we will be hosting local Chinatown/DTES artist collective Underground Assembly.

    Underground Assembly’s repurposed vending machines in ‘Vending Experiment #1’, disrupt conventional notions of gallery spaces and art economies. Within these small containers, artists subvert roles and expectations, mediating their roles as artists, curators, business owners and fabricators. Satirizing the business of art and the quick and mass production of many items, these cultural dispensing machines sell affordable and consumable artworks including (fan)zines, tiny sculptures, text art, drawings, handmade toys and other creations.

  • DTES Small Arts Grants Group Show

    Event Details

    The 2016 Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Group Show is taking place on the Unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Tsleil-Wauthuth (Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh) and Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw) peoples.
    • Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 2017 (7:00 – 10:00 PM)
    • Exhibition: Thursday, June 8 - Friday, July 14, 2017
    • Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday (1:00 – 5:00 PM)
    Vancouver Foundation’s Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants (DTES SAG) program is proud to present the 2017 DTES SAG Group Show! Running from June 8 to July 14 at the InterUrban Gallery and curated by Jen Castro, over 30 grantees from the 2016-2017 grant year will exhibit their grant projects in a wide range of mediums including painting, mixed media, photography, literary arts, textile, ceramics, sculpture, music, and more.

    About

    The Downtown East Side Small Arts Grants program is intended for emerging artists who demonstrate a history of original art practice and show a vital engagement with the Downtown Eastside community. With small grants of $500 - $1000, the program is an opportunity for local artists to take their art to the next level. In 2009, Vancouver Foundation started the program in partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre to give Downtown Eastside (DTES) artists the opportunity to advance their careers by expanding their portfolios and showcasing their work. This program has successfully funded a wide range of work including music, theatre, writing, photography, pottery, textiles, jewellery making, carving, painting, animation, dance, mixed-media, performance, video and more. To learn more, visit www.vancouverfoundationsmallarts.ca
  • Vending Machine Project

    Vending Experiment #1

    These repurposed vending machines disrupt conventional notions of gallery space and art economies. This gives us the rare opportunity as artists to play the roles of curator, business owner and fabricator, all in a small container. A satirical view of the business of art from the perspective of new artists, the quick production of many items (often found and repurposed from the neighbourhood) allows us to explore social, political and scientific topics of interest in a light-hearted way. These cultural dispensing machines sell affordable and consumable artworks including (fan)zines, tiny sculptures, text art, drawings, handmade toys and other creations and will be displayed in galleries and shops in the area.

    Medium: vending machines, real and artificial wood, turf, felt, rattan, found objects, handmade objects, collage, postcards

    turf - 55"h x 31"w x 20.5"d
    wood - 66"h x 23"w x 23"d

    felt - 47.5"h x 34"w x 23"d

    A BIG THANK YOU! We appreciate the funding received from the DTES Small Arts Grants Program and Vancouver Foundation for this project.