June 14, 2018

WANDER | Getaway x 'Cabin Fever' x Vancouver Art Gallery

'Cabin Fever' | Vancouver Art Gallery

Downtown—(June 7, 2018) The Vancouver Art Gallery opened Cabin Fever, their summer art exhibition on the second floor, celebrating the history and tradition of the cabin as both an architectural form and cultural construct in North America from frontier times to contemporary millennial interpretations.

'Cabin Fever' | Vancouver Art Gallery
Material Culture
The collection of works and imagery—divided into three sections Shelter, Utopia, and Porn—aims to deconstruct the outdoor getaway ideals of backcountry shelter echoing some of British Columbia's own beautiful landscapes.

'Cabin Fever' | Vancouver Art Gallery

Cabin Fever explores fixations of getting away from guest curator Jennifer M. Volland who originated the idea.

'Cabin Fever' | Vancouver Art Gallery

The spare and precise exhibition captivates the essence of cabin culture in the context of our own hyper-connected world.

'Cabin Fever' | Vancouver Art Gallery
Aesthetics of Ruggedness
Ideas of romancing nature or morphing cabin imagery into pornographic concepts dissect our notions of leaving urban life behind and suggestions of refuge.

'Cabin Fever' | Vancouver Art Gallery

Visitors can also gander at the many architectural models, drawings, plans, photographic prints, historical documents, literature, and videos including a display of Lars von Trier's horrifying film Antichrist shown on a small TV set in a cabin setting.

'Cabin Fever' | Vancouver Art Gallery
Log Cabin
Cabin Fever is on display now until September 30th.


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