Public Art Registry
Out of Many
Photo: Tafui
Out of Many by Tafui - photo by Tafui
Out of Many by Tafui - photo by Tafui
350 W Georgia Street
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
Entrance banners above the library promenade  
Civic
2021
Digital artwork printed on vinyl banners
Two-dimensional artwork
In place
City of Vancouver
Platforms: We Are Here, Live
Banner
Description of work

Platforms: We Are Here, Live is a series of temporary public art projects that presented from November 2021 until the end of October 2022.

Platforms: We Are Here, Live commissioned 23 Vancouver-based and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) artists engaged in and grappling with the issues revealed by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Selected artworks were displayed on the following platforms:

  • Billboard at Arbutus St and West 12th Avenue
  • Light box at šxʷƛ̓ exən Xwtl’a7shn Plaza 
  • Banners at Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 
  • Glass wall at City Centre Canada Line Station 
  • Transit shelter posters throughout the city
  • VanLive! video screen, Robson St and Granville St
  • Digital display boards throughout the city
Artist statement

Out of Many is inspired by the similarities of racialized and Indigenous cultures through the globe and the idea that 'we belong to each other'.

Tafui’s practice is informed by the idea that through the understanding of our histories and shared experiences, we become united as people, as cultures, and to the earth.

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