If you’ve been near Vancouver’s Granville Street Bridge, you’ve probably seen the word Gesamtkunstwerk glowing from two sides of a building. Like us, you then wondered, “What the heck does that mean?”
The neon installation is a promotion for Gesamtkunstwerk; Life As A Total Work Of Art, which opens on March 22 in Vancouver.
The exhibition will delve into the evolution of the city’s buildings and design. A notable display is a never-before exhibited 1955 drawing by renowned architect Arthur Erickson whose style heavily influenced Vancouver buildings.
Gesamtkunstwerk is curated by architecture expert Trevor Boddy and Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, who designed a 52-storey twisting tower called Vancouver House. The exhibit by Westbank Developments is building the eye-catching $200-million tower at Beach and Howe.
View the full article and slideshow on the Huffington Post for more details.