Some Kind of Terrible: The Festivalizati...

Two Events

Some Kind of Terrible: The Festivalization of Architecture

Way back in May, we stumbled upon the grand, public opening of Vancouver’s Olympic Village (redubbed Millennium Water) built to house athletes and officials during the 2010 Winter Games. There, masses lined up at a few small apertures in the “village’s” perimeter fence, its uniformed private security guards holding positions throughout the development’s grounds.  The price of entry was a brochure with an attached and schlocky 2010 Games pin, which the folks at Millennium dressed in a suspiciously artsy “limited edition” label. The brochure and line-ups set up a kind of a “celebratory” preamble to what was an unusual and rather telling event symbolizing the festivalization of architecture.

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    • Way back in May, we stumbled upon the grand, public opening of Vancouver’s Olympic Village (redubbed Millennium Water) built to house athletes and officials during the 2010 Winter Games. There, masses lined up at a few small apertures in ...

      Some Kind of Terrible: The Festivalization of Architecture

      September 12, 2010
    • This week Fillip co-hosted two events in Vancouver. The first was a talk by the New York-based artist and my friend David Horvitz, which he delivered at the Or Gallery. The second, which was co-presented with the Contemporary Art Gallery, was ...

      Two Events

      September 12, 2010

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