Public Artwork

I Said No

Ken Lum, I Said No, 2010
Ken Lum, I Said No, 2010
Ken Lum, I Said No, 2010
Audain Gallery, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Lum, Ken
Text author(s): 
Lum, Ken
Installation year: 
Remarks on location: 

In the gallery's bay window.


Bay window displaying different ways of saying "no".

Text of the artwork: 

NO!   no      No     No!        Hell

        no              I           NO

        no             Said


I    No     No    No      NO    NO!     No

said        way   way            NO!     bloddy

no                  José                     way

Text theme: 
Variations on the ability and the capacity to say "no", both as a civic and social right.
Artwork theme: 

Addresses Vancouver's past and present.


As the initial public art project for the new Audain Gallery in the downtown campus of Simon Fraser University Woodward's, four visual artists who are SFU alumni were commissioned to create site-specific public art works for a series entitled Coming Soon.
These provocative works address the qualities of the neighbourhood and the context of the new location of SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts. Coming Soon highlights the Audain Gallery's commitment to art in the public sphere that addresses the present and history of Vancouver.

Event: Coming Soon

Event date(s): 

Coming Soon at Audain Gallery

Art&Education (2010).  Coming Soon at Audain Gallery. <> : Art and Education

Six to See: Vancouver’s Olympic Art Roundup

Canadian_Art (2010).  Six to See: Vancouver’s Olympic Art Roundup. <>Canadian Art. (February 11)