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The Polygon Gallery presents 2011 ≠ 1848
Photo Credit: Stan Douglas, Victoria Miro, David Zwirner
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Sep 22, 2022
Nov 06, 2022


101 Carrie Cates Court
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J4

The Polygon Gallery presents 2011 ≠ 1848

Presented By: The Polygon Gallery


The Polygon Gallery presents the Canadian premiere of Stan Douglas’s 2011 ≠ 1848. The first stop in a nation-wide tour of the artist’s 59th Venice Biennale exhibition — curated by gallery director Reid Shier — the Vancouver show will open from September 9–November 6, 2022. Drawing inspiration from the global political unrest seen in 2011, the artist presents four large-scale photographs and a two-channel video installation. The photographs depict four different protests and riots through meticulous and elaborate re-enactments: the start of the Arab Spring in Tunis, the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver, the youth and police clashes in London, and the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. The two-channel video explores music as a form of cultural resistance, creating a fictionalized exchange between rappers from London’s Grime and Cairo’s Mahraganat music scenes. Presented in separate venues in Venice, the artworks will be shown together for the first time at The Polygon.

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