// Grand Hotel Gala //
Vancouver Art Gallery & Four Seasons Hotel
The following is an excerpt from the Vancouver Art Gallery website.
“Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life charts the evolution of the hotel from an isolated and utilitarian structure to a cultural phenomenon that figures prominently around the world.
The exhibition’s four main themes—travel, design, the social and culture—consider the vital role of travel and design in the development of the hotel, as well as the hotel’s important role as a site of social interaction and cultural production. Each theme speaks to a critical force that has given shape and meaning to the hotel. Together they tell the collective story of this important built form, elucidating its prominence in the public consciousness and reflecting the nature of the hotel itself: engaging, innovative, provocative, ephemeral. Quite simply, the hotel is a veritable laboratory of modern life.”
It was fascinating to have first access to view the gallery, meet and shoot the curators. The event then moved over to the fabulous Four Seasons Hotel where I was able to document the speakers as they described the gala, the history of the gallery and raised funds via the auction for the gallery.
The exhibit is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and co-curated by Jennifer M. Volland, guest curator, and Bruce Grenville, senior curator, with assistant curator Stephanie Rebick.
Here are some of my favourite images from the evening.
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