Our Exhibits

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents exhibitions of work by artists ranging from historic masters to leading-edge contemporaries. These include major thematic exhibitions, presentations of solo artists and smaller, more focused showcases. In a typical year, 2 to 3 exhibitions are borrowed from other institutions and 10 to 12 exhibitions are developed in-house, drawing on our permanent collection and loans of works from around the world. In addition, the Gallery tours a few of its exhibitions each year.

Past Exhibitions

Juxtapoz x Superflat

November 5, 2016 to February 5, 2017


James Jean
Bouquet, 2016
acrylic on canvas
Private Collection



Rebecca Morgan
Pittsburgh Joely Jug, 2014
stoneware
Courtesy of Asya Geisberg Gallery

Juxtapoz x Superflat is a manifesto for new creative practices that can no longer be adequately described by the traditional categories of art and production. Presenting the work of more than 30 artists from Japan, China, Korea, Europe, the United States and Canada, this remarkable exhibition offers a unique insight into contemporary art and its place in cultural life.

Juxtapoz x Superflat was conceived by the renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and co-curated with Evan Pricco, Editor-in-Chief of Juxtapoz Art & Culture, a legendary San Francisco-based magazine committed to contemporary art, design, fashion and graffiti. They conceived the exhibition as a survey of the most exciting visual art to emerge in recent years, with a heavy emphasis on artists who operate outside of the central hubs of the global art world. Expanding upon Murakami and Juxtapoz magazine’s interest in flattening high and low cultures, this exhibition includes work by artists whose practice has been shaped by a variety of sub-cultures including skate, surf, graffiti, street art, comics, design, illustration, painting, and digital and traditional arts.

Juxtapoz x Superflat includes work by Nina Chanel Abney, Chiho Aoshima, Urs Fischer, GATS, Kim Jung Gi, Kazunori Hamana, Trenton Doyle Hancock, John Hathway, Todd James, James Jean, Friedrich Kunath, Austin Lee, MADSAKI, Geoff McFetridge, Christian Rex van Minnen, Rebecca Morgan, Takashi Murakami, Kazumi Nakamura, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, Otani Workshop, Paco Pomet, Parra, Erin M. Riley, Mark Ryden, David Shrigley, Lucy Sparrow, Devin Troy Strother, Swoon, Katsuya Terada, Toilet Paper Magazine, Yuji Ueda, Yuji Ueno, Sage Vaughn, Ben Venom, He Xiangyu and Zoer & Velvet.


Organized by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. and High Speed Productions and co-curated by Takashi Murakami and Evan Pricco.


Presenting Sponsors:
Brian and Andrea Hill


  • Installation view of Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016–17
    Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Urs Fischer
    Land is Always on the Mind of a Flying Bird, 2015
    aluminum panel, aluminum honeycomb, two-component epoxy adhesive, two-component epoxy primer, galvanized steel rivet nuts, acrylic primer, gesso, acrylic ink, acrylic silkscreen medium
    Private Collection, Courtesy of the Artist
    © Urs Fischer
    Photo: Mats Nordman

  • Installation view of Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016–17
    Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Christian Rex van Minnen
    Coat of Arms, 2016
    oil on linen
    Courtesy of Rodney & Deanna Gabrielson

  • Chiho Aoshima
    Little Miss Gravestone’s Absent Musing, 2016
    interactive monitor, video animation
    © 2016 Chiho Aoshima/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

  • Installation view of Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016–17
    Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Otani Workshop
    Round Face, 2016
    ceramic
    Courtesy of Kaikai Kiki Gallery

  • Installation view of Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016–17
    Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Swoon
    Edline, 2016
    wood, linoleum block print with hand painted acrylics on paper mounted to wood, paper cutouts
    Courtesy of the Artist and Chandran Gallery, San Francisco

  • Paco Pomet
    Social, 2016
    oil on canvas
    Courtesy of the Artist and Richard Heller Gallery

  • Installation view of Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016–17
    Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Marc Ryden
    Anatomia, 2014
    oil on canvas
    Courtesy of the Artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery

  • Installation view of Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016–17
    Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

  • John Hathway
    Magic Rocket Station, 2013
    inkjet print on wood panel
    Courtesy of Kaikai Kiki Gallery

  • Installation view of Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016–17
    Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Installation view of Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016–17
    Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Installation view of Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016–17
    Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Trenton Doyle Hancock
    8 Back Icon Series: Bringback – Striped Henchman, No.5102, 2016
    mixed media on canvas
    Courtesy of the Artist and James Cohan, New York
    © Trenton Doyle Hancock, Photo: Thomas R. DuBrock

  • Ben Venom
    Monument to Thieves, 2016
    hand-made quilt with recycled fabric
    Courtesy of the Artist

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