Mount Pleasant Urban Screen Announcement

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New Urban Media Screen to launch in July 2018 in the Mount Pleasant Community!

grunt gallery has been given the reins to program content on a new non-commercial urban screen in Mount Pleasant. The urban screen is being constructed on the second floor of the Rize building on the western side of Kingsway Avenue facing the street. The Mount Pleasant Urban Screen will launch in July 2018.

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“On this day in…”December 12 2012 Mark…

“On this day in…”
December 12 2012

Mark Mizgala’s Remains

“Artist Mark Mizgala presents posters of pop bottles and other containers coated in slip, creating a look of ancient clay vessels in this off-site exhibition entitled, Remains.  Mizgala investigates contemporary food and beverage packaging, represented as mock archaeological findings.  The artwork appears in a form that is intrinsic to advertising: posters printed on commercial-grade paper and displayed in bus shelters across the city of Vancouver.” (grunt)

“Having worked as an art director for most of his professional career, advertising is familiar territory for Mizgala.  He is fascinated by the corporate machine, its by-products, and the manner in which they are presented in popular culture.  Mizgala immortalizes on film that which is already immortal: garbage, enjoying a particularly long life in our landfills, rivers, and ocean floors.  The poster series is a testament to long-term environmental impact - a sharp contrast to the ephemera of advertising and mass media.” (grunt)

Check out Mark Mizgala’s interview here.

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“On this day in…”January 25th 2007 – ATSA…

“On this day in…”
January 25th 2007 - ATSA Attack #15

“Attack #15 consisted of a Sports Utility Vehicle, which had been installed on a city street, still fuming from its destruction.  Inside, an audio-visual manifesto played continuously.  This hyper-realistic scene and the accompanying video incriminated-all at once- the automobile industry, consumers and governments.  The audience-passerby were engaged in a ‘destabilizing and unequivocal experience whose graphic violence will heighten the public’s awareness of the perverse effects of the veneration of these gas-guzzling, power-hungry vehicles.’  Since Attentat #10, the Attacks have been accompanied by the distribution of Citizen’s Statement of Offence.” (brunt magazine)
“ATSA (Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable) is an organization founded in 1997 by artists Pierre Allard and Annie Roy to create urban interventions: installations, performances and realistic stagings bearing witness to the various social and environmental aberrations which preoccupy the two artists.  Their works investigate and transform the urban landscape and restore the citizen’s place in the public realm, depicting it as a political space open to discussion and societal debates.  ATSA promotes sustainable development of their society.” (brunt magazine)

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