Stan Douglas’ multimedia installation.

Amid the glittering skyscrapers so emblematic of Vancouver’s present and future, artist Stan Douglas finds substance in the city’s grittier past. “I wouldn’t say I’m nostalgic,” says Douglas of the installation. “Vancouver circa 1948 was not necessarily great.”

A passion for collecting.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: George Gardiner had a passion for life. His interests were eclectic—everything from ice hockey, vintage wines, and thoroughbred horses to delicately decorated ceramics.

East meets West.

Abu Dhabi is familiar with the concept of the expat. The United Arab Emirates is home to thousands of expats from across the globe, working in industries that range from construction, to education, to aviation and more. Its most recent emigrant however, is the Louvre Abu Dhabi—an embodiment of this transcontinental meeting of east and west.

Experiments in sound.

At a time when so much pop music reverberates like the mindless backing track to a pep rally, it should come as no surprise that Sook-Yin Lee wanted the debut from her experimental duo, Jooj, to sound nothing like the status quo. After all, she’s been going against the grain all her life.

A Los Angeles treasure trove.

Tucked away on a nondescript Hollywood street, a few hundred feet from a grey, thrumming cement-mixing plant, stands luxury boutique Just One Eye.

Artist's wonderland.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Walking into David Altmejd’s studio feels like falling down a rabbit hole into some strange wonderland. Hidden on the top floor of a Long Island City warehouse that’s just one subway stop from Manhattan, the large, bright space is a hub of activity.

Investment opportunities in the world of fine art.

He is an imposing figure, this walking man: fully six feet tall, naked, his stick-thin limbs disproportionately long, his metallic skin clearly showing the rough handiwork of his creator.

Art and empire.

Bob Rennie’s love of art and his passion for collecting were sparked on a trip to San Francisco in 1974.

Mosaic maestro.

Most people know painter Amedeo Modigliani’s famous portraits of sad, eerily empty-eyed women with elongated faces. But have you ever seen them reinterpreted as mosaics?