Various Artists

Various Artists
21st Century Sistine Chapel


Emily Carr University of Art + Design is one of the oldest post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and the only one that is dedicated solely to professional education and learning in the arts, media and design. 

  • Advocates for the arts and reinforces the need for public support
  • The university promotes public understanding and appreciation for fine arts at every opportunity

Inspired by ubiquitous bus shelter advertising displays, such key Vancouver photo-conceptualist artists as Jeff Wall and Rodney Graham have long used ranks of bulbs set in a frame to illuminate large colour photographic transparencies from behind – these are called ‘light boxes.’ These light boxes will display changing photographic content produced in consort with students from Emily Carr University, a creative partnership with our near neighbour. Think of it as a 21st century Sistine Chapel, showing creative visual thinking in process from the next generation.