Upcoming Exhibitions

Babak Golkar

Offsite
Babak Golkar

April 25 to September 28, 2014

Vancouver-Based artIst Babak Golkar will present several large terracotta pots at Offsite. Each vessel is uniquely designed to contain a scream, providing a unique location for viewers to release excess feelings encountered in the everyday. Both clever and playful, Golkar's installation takes a critical look at the effects of increased expectations and anxiety in contemporary society. Read more.

Visionary Partner:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation


Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything

Douglas Coupland:
everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything

May 31 to September 1, 2014

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything is the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work and will be presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery from May 31-September 1, 2014. Douglas Coupland is an artist based in West Vancouver whose remarkably prolific production across a diverse range of media over the past 12 years addresses the singularity of Canadian culture, the ubiquity and power of language, as well as the ever-pervasive presence of technology in everyday life.

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Presenting Sponsor:
Supporting Sponsors:  
Keg TD Metro News Starbucks

Generous support from:
Vancouver Foundation The Artworkers Retirement Society Gary R. Bell
Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

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

June 21 to September 21, 2014

Lost in the Memory Palace, a selected survey, takes as its focus Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's work from the mid-1990s to today. Presenting key early installations such as The Dark Pool (1995) and The Muriel Lake Incident (1999) and recent works including The Killing Machine (2007) and Experiment in F# Minor (2013), the exhibition offers an opportunity to consider the important role of the room in their art. Read more.

Visionary Partner:
David Aisenstat


Exhibition publication generously supported by:
BC Arts Council




Painted Past

Painted Past: A History of Canadian Painting from the Collection

June 28 to October 19, 2014

The Vancouver art gallery has the most important collection of Canadian art in British Columbia. Featuring works from the Gallery's permanent collection, Painted Past traces the history of painting in both Canada and the province. Read more.

Visionary Partner:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation


On Stage: Recent Acquisitions

On Stage: Recent Acquisitions

June 28 to October 19, 2014

This exhibition comprises recent acquisitions to the Vancouver Art Gallery's permanent collection. Featured works present the figure as an actor staged within a landscape steeped in cultural significance. Read more.

Visionary Partner:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation


Forbidden City

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors

October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015

The Vancouver Art Gallery will be transformed into the Court of China's Emperors for the landmark exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors. From October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015, nearly 200 treasured objects from the collections of Beijing's Palace Museum will come under the spotlight at the Gallery. This exhibition will mark another important milestone in the Vancouver Art Gallery's ongoing commitment to represent the historical and contemporary art of China and the Asia Pacific region. Read more.

Presenting Corporate Sponsor:
CNOOC


Presenting foundation Sponsor:
Ho Foundation