Spaces and locations have long inspired the work of artists. The symbiotic relationship between places and art is one that has inspired major works, from Vincent Van Gogh’s Café Terrace at Night inspired by the cafés of France, to Antoni Gaudi’s building La Pedrada inspired by Art Nouveau.
What happens when a group of innovative artists are brought into an inspiring space, how does that place impact their work and how to they, in turn, impact the space?
It is with these questions in mind that 21st Century Rennaissance presents The Courtyard Commission. The commission brings together a group of Vancouver artists who were invited for a summer creation residency in the Ismaili Centre courtyard. The evening showcase will feature the work generated during that residency.
The Ismaili Centre Burnaby courtyard is a unique space for a dynamic collaboration. Designed to bloom in all four seasons, the courtyard is a combination of organic flora and man-made architecture, each deliberately chosen to reflect both the surrounding environment as well as the architectural traditions of Islam. The space was conceived in the spirit of congregation, to foster dialogue, and to inspire peace and contemplation.
Come and walk through the courtyard and experience a sensory journey, animated by interactive projection mapping, dance, and live modulated sitar music, imagined by dynamic local artists Nancy Lee, Laine Butler, Kiran Bhumber, Mark Nybo, and Mohamed Assani.
THE COURTYARD COMMISSION
The Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
22nd October 2016
Doors open at 8:30pm