April 28 - May 13
Festival Tent on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Opening event on April 27
About Five Octave Range
Recent winner of the Audain Prize, veteran artist, and multimedia provocateur Paul Wong presents a new work designed specifically for the 2017 Vancouver Opera Festival.
Five Octave Range is made possible thanks to a generous grant from The McGrane - Pearson Endowment Fund.
Photo by Ross Den Otter
About Paul Wong
Vancouver-based Paul Wong is an acclaimed visual, media, and interdisciplinary artist with a career spanning four decades. Known for pioneering early visual and media art in Canada, he has founded several artist-run groups, spearheaded lively discussions around public arts policy, and has organized events, festivals, conferences, and public interventions since the 1970s. Wong has shown and produced projects throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. His works are in many public collections, including those of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa), and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Recently, he was commissioned to create a major work for the entrance of the new Audain Art Museum, in Whistler, B.C.
In addition to the 2016 Audain Prize, Wong has won several prestigious awards, including the Bell Canada Award in Video Art for outstanding contributions to the field of video art, the Transforming Art Award from the Asian Heritage Foundation, and the inaugural Trailblazer Expressions Award, in 2003, jointly created by Canadian Heritage, the National Film Board, and CHUM Limited. In 2005, Paul Wong received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Art for outstanding contributions to the field.