The photographers of the so-called Vancouver school have done an excellent job of branding their public identity, aided and abetted by one of the most engaged art institutions I've come across, the Vancouver Art Gallery. Every time I'm in Vancouver B.C., somewhere in the city is celebrating the achievements (still continuing) of Jeff Wall, Stan Douglas, and their compatriots. Roy Arden is one of my personal favorites of the group, and his work Supernatural seems oddly appropriate (still above, watch the video on his website), given the recent events in London.
While I enjoy my time in Vancouver, some links:
Peter Richmond bemoans the lack of ambition and vision in American stadium architecture.
The New York Timesdescribes the conditions of Ai Weiwei's imprisonment.