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A Modest Veil
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A Modest Veil
750 Hornby Street
Vancouver Art Gallery - Georgia Street facade
Georgia Street façade
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Site-integrated work
No longer in place
Description of work

Well-known for his tranformative site-specific installations, Taipei-based artist Michael Lin was commissioned to create a massive mural for the Vancouver Art Gallery Street facade. The mural, which was hand-painted by local artists, featured patterns and exuberant colours adapted from traditional Taiwanese designs.

The placement of Lin's work on the Gallery's exterior - the first presentation of his work in Canada - invited visitors to reconsider the building's history and neo-classical architecture in a new light, while acknowledging the city's diverse cultural traditions.

Michael Lin: A Modest Veil was organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and presented with Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad and the City of Vancouver Public Art Program. The exhibition was sponsored by Omega and supported by the Council for Cultural Affairs (Chinese Taipei) in collaboration with the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York.

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