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Vancouver

by Godfre Leung

Negotiating Space and Race

DEANNA BOWEN, Rupert Lanes (after Wall), 2019, chromogenic print on dibond, 67.3 × 101.6 cm. 

Photo by SITE Photography. Courtesy the artist and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.

In Vancouver, virtually every conversation is about space in one way or another. The ongoing housing affordability crisis casts a perpetual cloud of precarity and anxiety that rivals the city’s notoriously gray skies. In the art community, the omnipresent specters of rent hikes and “renovictions” threaten not only the homes of the city’s art workers, but also

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