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

Lost in the Memory Palace:
Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

June 21 to September 21, 2014

Lose yourself in the Memory Palace
Watch now: an overview of the exhibition with Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, with commentary from Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator.

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Opera for a Small Room, 2005 (installation detail)
mixed media installation, with audio, record players, records, speakers and synchronized lighting,
20 minutes (loop)
Courtesy of the Artists, and
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
Photo: Markus Tretter, Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2005-06

Click here to view the Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller digital publication. This online publication offers an in-depth exploration of the seven major works included in the exhibition.

Representing 20 years of collaboration, Lost in the Memory Palace celebrates the unique partnership of two internationally renowned installation and sound artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. The pair's interest in producing a compelling environment for interactive experiences has gained them a strong international audience. With five major installations and related works, this exhibition offers a focused theme of "the room" within this comprehensive overview of their collaborative history.

The room as a site of narrative production has a long and diverse history in art, but few artists have approached it with the imaginative focus, intensity and persistence of Cardiff and Miller. While both artists have extensive individual practices, they have produced some of their most provocative works in this collaboration.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario and curated by Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator and Kitty Scott, AGO Curator, Modern & Contemporary Art.

Visionary Partner for BC Artists:
David Aisenstat
Visionary Partner for Publications:
The Richardson Family

Generously Supported by:
Rick Erickson and Donna Partridge, Joan Anderson,
Sherry Killam, and Bruce Munro Wright

Exhibition publication generously supported by:
BC Arts Council

Digital Publication