Public Art Registry
This World of Air
Artwork has been removed.
Photo: Alex Grünenfelder
This World of Air - photo by Alex Grünenfelder
Twenty (20) transit shelter advertisement locations throughout the city
The artwork has been removed from this location.
Two-dimensional artwork
No longer in place
City of Vancouver
Platforms: We Are Here, Live
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

Alex Grünenfelder’s This World Of Air features ‘Air Report’ posters on transit shelters that invite audiences to experience a deeper sensory engagement with our atmosphere as a global experience that connects us.

The posters display descriptions of the artist’s past experiences of the air in Vancouver and invite audiences to visit @airtasting and where he publishes daily reports of air quality in Vancouver during the poster’s exhibition.

In this time when the atmosphere has become a site of global climate crisis, the artist is proposing that a deeper understanding of our daily personal engagement with the air is more important than ever.

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