Pictures From Here transports visitors and locals alike past Vancouver’s surface, revealing some of the city’s most artistically formative perspectives of itself.
From December 3, 2016 to April 17, 2017, the Vancouver Art Gallery will feature inaugural edition of its new triennial in the form of exhibit Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, which strives to document the development of Vancouver’s contemporary art scene and the shifts it has undergone since the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Juxtapoz x Superflat seeks to flatten the barrier between high and low art, allowing visitors access to previously unconsidered realms.
As IDS West attracts approximately 36,000 design-minded visitors to its exhibitor gallery per year, Collect is a valuable opportunity for local artists to add another dimension through which visitors may deepen their understanding of the province’s creative culture.
Upon entering the Vancouver Art Gallery’s new MashUp exhibit, visitors are immediately immersed in a massive site-specific instillation by 71-year-old L.A.-based conceptual artist Barbara Kruger. The piece, Untited (SmashUp), spirals around the room; its bold text warning us to beware of treating life like a spectacle, its emoji-esque faces staring through comma-eyes.
Anyone who has followed the work of multifaceted writer and visual artist Douglas Coupland is more than familiar with the wild and wondrous workings of his clearly overactive mind.
Ai Weiwei is the most recent artist to create an exclusive artwork for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Artist Edition program, in conjunction with Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art, on display until April 2015.
Last week, Vancouver was formally introduced to the architects who will transform a parking lot downtown into the new Vancouver Art Gallery. Senior partner Christine Binswanger and associate Simon Demeuse of Pritzker Architecture Prize–winning Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron gave a public talk and shared some of their former work and initial impressions of the city.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: In light of the announcement that Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron will design the new Vancouver Art Gallery, we revisit our story on the gallery’s director Kathleen Bartels and the challenges of art and museums in the 21st century.