INTERNeX Canada: Fun Facts about some Vancouver Sculptures’

Art turning heads. Vancouver has a lot of pieces of public art and installations scattered around town. Some of them are really curious, either because they are cute or funny, or because they create a controversy (after all, they are bought with public money… a lot of public money). Anyway, I strongly recommend going around the city and looking for the 350 outdoor art works that Vancouver has; in parks, transit shelters and even on random street corners.


Giant Laughing statues at English Bay


Maybe “funny” is the perfect term to describe this installation. In fact, it’s recognized universally as a sign of happiness. The real name is A-maze-ing Laughter and consists of 14 enormous bronze statues – in all different poses – of a shirtless guy laughing hysterically. Vancouverites and tourist love these statues; it’s one of the most common spots where all the people want a picture. One couple was even married right in the middle of it all. The Chinese artist Yue Minjun created it. It costs $1.5 million.


Digital Orca


You can find this sculpture, created by Douglas Coupland located adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver. Visually, it’s very curious, and immediately can draw the attention of the visitors. The artist said that he tried to capture the spirit of Vancouver, making a familiar symbol of the West Coast become something unexpected and new. He also tried to highlight the importance of technology and nature in the province.


The Poodle


The most controversial installation of Vancouver, beyond all doubt. It’s Located in 3333 Main Street. Basically, is a 25-foot steel pole with an enormous poodle on the top. It can be very funny, at least before you know that this thing cost to the Government… $62,000. Mary Frances, the artist said, “What I love about it is that on Main Street nothing is out of place. The out-of-place is in place. You are supposed to be surprised,” Hahahaha.


Pile of rubble


Maybe you saw this installation, but you didn’t realize that this is an installation. Located on Georgia Street (Downtown) that appears, on first glance, a simple pile of rubble. Well, you can think that it’s a very stupid artwork, or maybe you can think that it’s fascinating. The piece, titled “Calm,” was created by a Chinese artist collective called MadeIn.


So, Should all the art always be accepted because the artist made it with a elaborated concept behind? Even if this concept it’s only creating controversy? When do you think that an artwork it’s simply ridiculous, it’s because we are stupid ignorants? Is the artist a stupid ignorant? Am I so boring because I’m making many questions about art during one Sunday? 


Happy Sunday,



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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend.

One Thursday more…and one weekend more is coming ! Let’s talk about some interesting activities for you.

This Saturday, we are going to Queen Elizabeth Park, located at the geographic centre of Vancouver, at the junction of Cambie Street and West 33rd Avenue.

Full of colors and different flowers,this 52 hectare  park is one of the most beautifully maintained public parks in the world. Second only to Stanley Park in annual visits, it receives nearly six-million people a year.

We can find a lot of interesting things there such as:

  • Quarry Gardens: specimen trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and annuals selected for their foliage, form and flowers. A stream and cascading waterfall
  • Dancing Waters: the famous fountain is comprised of 70 jets of water using 85,000 litres of recirculating water.
  • Arboretum: Canada’s first civic arboretum. The first plantings were done in 1949. The larger trees are about 60 years old. Among these is the coast redwood, which can grow to be one of the tallest trees in the world.
  • Rose Garden:was built in 1967 to commemorate Canada’s Centennial. It contains many rose varieties.
  • Sculptures: The park’s most famous is Knife Edge-Two Piece by Henry Moore. There are also four sculptures by Cameron Kerr in the plaza.

This is just some of the things we can do in Elizabeth Park, in Vancouver. You can also play tennis, basketball, rolley hockey and much more.

I hope you come with us. Join us in our Facebook event !



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INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver- Lab Art Show

Are you into art? Do you have an artist inside your body? Do you miss to do something cultural?

Vancouver is quite expensive and our budget are just student´s budget,that´s why is difficult to give us a cultural caprice!

But now you have the opportunity to culturize yourself for less than you can imagine! Have you heard about Lab Art show?

In the same place you will find short films, music, audiovisuals, painting, sculpture, acting, contemporary dance, animation, fashion show… all this different styles in one special exibition!But the audience is not just a passive audience…not at all… the audience can network and show their talent! And even there will be a body painting fashion show going on!

It sounds like something you can NOT miss out!

And the price for this Cultural Party is 12 dollars if you get the tickets in advance or 18 at the door!

When you think you know all about Vancouver´s nightlife , you just discover something new..

Definitely see you there!

When? 18th October at 8:00 pm

Where? FIVESIXTY, 560 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC.

How much? 12$ if you buy the tickets in advance, 18 $ at the entrance.



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