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Exhibitions  1985-2017
2017
Tsang Kin-wah
Tsang Kin-Wah, You Are Extremely Terrified Of Them But You Are Definitely Not A Racist, 2012 (detail), ink jet on vinyl, Courtesy of the Artist

Tsang Kin-wah

May 11 to October 15, 2017

Tsang Kin-wah’s vinyl dragon motif wraps the Vancouver Art Gallery facade with quotes and headlines taken from Vancouver newspapers that speak about immigration from Hong Kong throughout the 1980 and 90s, celebrating cultural diversity and revealing discrimination. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Diana Freundl, Associate Curator, Asian Art

Howie Tsui
Howie Tsui, Retainers of Anarchy, 2017, key frame drawing for algorithmic animation sequence, Courtesy of the Artist, Photo: Maegan Hill-Carroll, Vancouver Art Gallery

Howie Tsui: Retainer of Anarchy

March 4 to May 28, 2017

Howie Tsui’s 20-metre animated video scroll Retainers of Anarchy considers wuxia (martial arts fantasy fiction) as a narrative tool for dissent and resistance. Read more »

Collaboratively organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Ottawa Art Gallery. The Vancouver iteration is curated by Diana Freundl, Associate Curator, Asian Art

Pacific Crossings
Carrie Koo, Sunset, 1996, acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the Artist, Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

Pacific Crossings: Hong Kong Artists in Canada

March 4 to May 28, 2017

July 1, 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China. This exhibition presents works from well-known Hong Kong artists created after their relocation to Vancouver in the lead up to the Hong Kong handover. It examines the influence that a new environment had on their practices. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Diana Freundl, Associate Curator, Asian Art

2016
Bharti Kher
Bharti Kher, An absence of assignable cause, 2007, bindis and resin, Courtesy of the Artist, Courtesy of the Artist © Bharti Kher

BHARTI KHER Matter

July 9 to October 10, 2016

The first major North American retrospective of Bharti Kher, this exhibition brings together sculptures and paintings that represent the diversity of Kher’s practice, which speaks to domesticity, human relations, gender and the hybrid body. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and co-curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director and Diana Freundl, Associate Curator, Asian Art and presented in association with the Indian Summer Festival 2016

2015
Reena Saini Kallat
Reena Saini Kallat, Woven Chronicle, 2015, site-specific installation at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite

Offsite: Reena Saini Kallat

May 14 to October 12, 2015

Mumbai-based artist Reena Saini Kallat’s outdoor installation, Woven Chronicle, at the Gallery’s Offsite location recreates migration routes across the world through a symbolic web of human and cultural movement and exchange. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Diana Freundl, Associate Curator, Asian Art

Lee Bul
Installation view of Lee Bul, Untitled, 2014, in Lee Bul

Lee Bul

October 30, 2015 to January 10, 2016

Lee Bul presents a survey of recent works by Korean artist Lee Bul, who explores the future of the past and totalitarianism through drawings, models and elaborate sculptures that reflect upon utopian architecture of the early 20th century. Read more »

Based on a touring exhibition organized by Espai d'art contemporani de Castelló, Castellon; Musée d'art moderne et contemporain Saint-Étienne Métropole; and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, with Coordinating Curator Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director, Vancouver Art Gallery

2014
Forbidden City
Installation view of The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors

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

October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015

The Forbidden City provides a glimpse into an iconic and long-hidden era of Chinese cultural history, selected from the vast collections of Beijing's Palace Museum. The exhibition showcases nearly 200 precious works from the Forbidden City, dating from 500 CE to the early 20th century, that are rarely seen outside of China. Read more »

Organized by the Palace Museum, Beijing, China, and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Unscrolled
Installation view of Jennifer Wen Ma, Black Beauty: A Living Totem, 2014, in Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art

Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art

November 15, 2014 to April 6, 2015

Chinese artists Ai Weiwei, Chen Shaoxiong, Ji Yun-Fei, Liu Jianhua, Jennifer Wen Ma, Xu Zhen (produced by MadeIn Company), Qiu Shihua, Sun Xun, Xu Bing and Zhang Enli draw from their individual experience and cultural heritage to examine tradition's influence on visual culture in present-day China. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and co-curated by Diana Freundl, Associate Curator, Asian Art and Carol Lu, Beijing art critic.

2013
Kimsooja
Installation view of Kimsooja, Bottari Truck, 2013 and Cities on the Move – 2727 Kilometer Bottari Truck, 1997, in Kimsooja Unfolding

KIMSOOJA Unfolding

October 11, 2013 to January 26, 2014

KIMSOOJA Unfolding is the first retrospective to assess the 30-year career of the Korean-born, New York–based artist. An unprecedented opportunity to trace the development of the artist's practice, the exhibition highlights works that address notions of time, memory and displacement and the relationship between the human body and the material world. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director.

Madein Company
MadeIn Company, Calm, 2013, site-specific installation at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite

Offsite: MadeIn Company

April 26 to September 29, 2013

Installed at the Gallery’s outdoor exhibition space, Calm appears to be debris from a demolition or recent disaster. With close observation, this work breathes life and ambiguity into a pile of bricks. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director

2012
Yang FuDong
Installation view of Yang Fudong: Fifth Night

NEXT: Yang Fudong: Fifth Night

May 12 to September 3, 2012

Fifth Night is a critically acclaimed multi-channel video installation by Chinese artist Yang Fudong. Seven vantage points of a single scene reveal a poetic, layered and disjunctive narrative. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director, in conjunction with Yellow Signal Vancouver, a Metro Vancouver–wide presentation of new media works by contemporary Chinese artists, initiated by Centre A.

2010
CUE
Installation view of Cue: Artists’ Videos

CUE: Artists’ Videos

January 23 to March 21, 2010

A presentation of video art on the Gallery’s Robson Street facade, CUE features 91 of the most innovative and compelling visual artists working in video and film today including Qiu Anxiong, Chen Chieh-jen, Kota Ezawa, Zhenchen Liu, Su-Mei Tse, Cao Fei, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Kimsooja, Tim Lee, Hiraki Sawa and Jin-me Yoon, among many others. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and co-curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director and Christopher Eamon, independent curator

Fiona Tan
Installation view of Fiona Tan, Island, 2008, in Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall

Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall

May 8 to September 6, 2010

This first North American survey of Fiona Tan’s work includes a new commission and the most recent video installations. Tan is internationally regarded for her films, videos and photographs and highly acclaimed for her participation in the 2009 Venice Biennale’s Dutch Pavilion. Read more »

Co-organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau and curated by Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery

Michael Lin
Installation view of Michael Lin, Georgia Street Plaza 23.01 - 02.05.10, 2010, in Michael Lin: A Modest Veil

Michael Lin: A Modest Veil

January 23 to May 2, 2010

For his solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Michael Lin created an enormous hand-painted mural that covers the Gallery’s Georgia Street facade and expands on his interest in veiling institutions. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, 2010 Cultural Olympiad and the City of Vancouver's Public Art Program and curated by Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator, with Emmy Lee, Assistant Curator

Song Dong
Installation view of Song Dong, Waste Not

NEXT: Song Dong: Waste Not

October 2, 2010 to January 16, 2011

The monumental installation Waste Not (or wu jin qi gong in Chinese) is a collaboration between the artist and his mother, Zhao Xiangyuan, in which a collection of over ten thousand used objects describes the philosophy of a generation of Chinese people who grew up during the Cultural Revolution. ence and cultural heritage to examine tradition's influence on visual culture in present-day China. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director

2009
O Zhang
O Zhang, Horizon (Sky), 2009, site-specific installation at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite

Offsite: O Zhang

July 20 to January 3, 2010

Comprising monumental photographs installed at the Gallery’s outdoor exhibition space, Horizon (Sky) presents young rural Chinese girls with a strength and individuality not commonly seen in popular media. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director

2008
KRAZY!
Installation view of KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art

KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art

May 17 to September 7, 2008

The first exhibition of its kind, KRAZY! is a ground-breaking project that offers unique and dynamic insight into the world of comics, animated cartoons, anime, manga and graphic novels. Participating artists include Chiho Aoshima, Moyoco Anno, Cao Fei, Ichiro Itano, Toru Iwatani, Yoko Kanno, Satoshi Kon, Kiyoshi Kusumi, Taiyō Matsumoto, Shigeru Miyamoto, Mariko Mori, Mr., Hitoshi Odajima and Toshiya Ueno, among many others. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery with co-curators Bruce Grenville, Tim Johnson, Kiyoshi Kusumi, Art Spiegelman, Seth, Will Wright and Toshiya Ueno

Zhang Huan
Installation view of Zhang Huan: Altered States

Zhang Huan: Altered States

June 7 to October 5, 2008

This first museum survey of Zhang Huan, a widely recognized expatriate Chinese artist, encompasses over fifty works of photography, sculpture and painting that trace the artist’s development. Read more »

Organized by Asia Society, New York, and curated by Melissa Chiu

2007
Huang Yong Ping
Installation view of Huang Yong Ping, Theatre of the World, in House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective

House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective

April 5 to September 16, 2007

House of Oracles is the first retrospective of one of China's most influential contemporary artists, Huang Yong Ping, who is renowned for his large-scale installations. The exhibition consists of paintings, drawings, sculpture and installations and features more than 40 works of art. Read more »

Organized and circulated by Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and curated by Philippe Vergne, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Walker Art Center

2006
Kyohei Sakaguchi
Kyohei Sakaguchi, A House of a Dog, 2004, Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

NEXT: Kyohei Sakaguchi: Zero Yen House

September 23, 2006 to January 1, 2007

Utilizing Kyohei Sakaguchi's interest in housing built by homeless and dispossessed individuals in Tokyo for little or no money, the exhibition documents an elaborate subculture of architecture that includes temporary and semi-permanent houses built from scavenged materials and sited in public spaces. Read more »

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Makiko Hara

2005
Wang Du
Installation view of Wang Du: Parade

Wang Du: Parade

May 28 to September 12, 2005

Parade is an exhibition of sculptural works painstakingly reproduced from popular media images that Wang Du sourced from magazines, newspapers, television and the Internet to address politics, the military, celebrity, ecology and sexuality.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery in collaboration with La criée, Rennes; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse; Le Rectangle, Lyon; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris and curated by Laurent Godin

Theodore Wan
Installation view of Theodore Wan

Theodore Wan

May 28 to September 5, 2005

This touring exhibition presented the work of Chinese-Canadian artist, Theodore Wan (1958-1987). It surveyed the full scope of Wan’s practice, from the artist’s best-known series of photographs and videotapes produced in the late 1970s to later works addressing Wan’s identity as an immigrant and visible minority.

Organized by the Dalhousie Art Gallery and curated by Christine Conley, independent curator

2003
Home and Away
Installation view of Yin Xiuzhen, Beijing Opera, 2001, in Home and Away: Crossing Cultures on the Pacific Rim

Home and Away: Crossing Cultures on the Pacific Rim

October 23, 2003 to January 25, 2004

This exhibition presents the work of six internationally acclaimed contemporary artists—Fiona Tan, Yin Xiuzhen, Do-Ho Suh, Sharon Lockhart, Jin-me Yoon and Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba—whose art addresses notions of globalization, diaspora, intersection and changing conceptions of home and nationality.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator

Power and Desire: South Asian Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art, Edward Binney 3rd Edition

June 28 to September 21, 2003

From the world famous Binney collection of miniatures, this exhibition provides a sweeping visual narrative of South Asian society during the Mughal Empire, offering deep insights into the world of gods, court life and the Mughal culture of the 16th to 19th centuries.

Organized and circulated by the San Diego Museum of Art and Dr. Caron Smith, Senior Curator of Asian Art, San Diego Museum of Art; Dr. Vishakha Desai, Director, Asia Society Galleries; and Dr. Kavita Singh, independent scholar

2002
Won Ju Lim
Paul Wong, Istallation view of Paul Wong: from the collection, 2002, at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Paul Wong: from the collection

July 13 to October 27, 2002

This exhibition presents a selection of work in the Gallery's collection by Vancouver multimedia artist Paul Wong. Wong's practice has consistently explored personal, social and cultural identity through performance, video, photography and multimedia presentations.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director

Won Ju Lim
Won Ju Lim, Elysian Field North, 2002, Plexiglas, foamcore and still image projection, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Director's Discretionary Fund

NEXT: Won Ju Lim: Elysian Field North

October 5, 2002 to January 12, 2003

Won Ju Lim is the first artist presented in the Gallery’s NEXT series that highlights emerging artists from the Pacific Rim. Commissioned by the Gallery, Lim created Elysian Field North, a modular sculpture of a utopian cityscape.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director

2000
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Chang Dai-chien, Lady by Lotus Screen, 1966, Private Collection

Chang Dai-chien: Master of the Three Perfections

November 30, 2000 to January 28, 2001

Chang Dai-chien is Taiwan's best-known 20th-century literati painter, whose technically sophisticated works fuse historical Chinese brush and ink painting with techniques derived from Western art movements such as Abstract Expressionism. Master of the Three Perfections is the first major exhibition of Chang's work in Canada.

Organized by the National Museum of History in Taipei, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and curated by Barry Till, Curator of Asian Art, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

1999

Rupture in the Floating World: Japanese Prints in the Early Modern Era

February 11 to June 20, 1999

This exhibition encompasses Ukiyo-e prints produced before and after the Meiji-era Restoration, including works by Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro, that reflect the influence of Western culture on the rapid transformation of Japanese society during the mid-19th century.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator

1998
Pan Tianshou
Pan Tianshou
A Pine Tree in Huangshan, 1960

Pan Tianshou

Mar 7 to June 14, 1998

With over 20 works by one of the four modern masters of Chinese brush painting, this exhibition was part of the city-wide initiative Jiangnan: Modern and Contemporary Art from South of the Yangzi River, a major series of exhibitions that brought dozens of Chinese artists to Vancouver.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director

1997
Contemporary Art in Asia
Ravinder G. Reddy, Head IV, 1995, polyester-resin fibreglass, Courtesy of the Artist

Contemporary Art in Asia: Traditions / Tensions

April 26 to July 6, 1997

Contemporary Art in Asia is an exhibition of contemporary art that seeks to revise North American notions of Asian culture by addressing the contradictions and extraordinary vitality that is postmodern Asia. Recently created work by 27 artists from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and South Korea explore the cultural upheaval and rapid transformation taking place in Asia.

Organized and circulated by the Asia Society and curated by Apinan Poshyananda

Masterpieces
Chen Dayu, After Rain, 1962, ink on paper

Masterpieces of 20th-Century Chinese Painting

November 22 to December 7, 1997

This exhibition comprises 55 large-format scroll paintings by established artists from mainland China, Hong Kong and Canada including Wu Changshuo, Qi Baishi, Xu Bei-Hong, Pan Tianshou, Li Ku-Chan and Fu Bao-Shi.

Co-organized by the Canadian Foundation for the Preservation of Chinese Cultural and Historical Treasures and China International Exhibition Agency

Zhu Jinshi
Zhu Jinshi, The Tao of Rice Paper II, 1997, rice paper, bamboo, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist

Zhu Jinshi: Tao of Rice Paper

November 22, 1997 to March 15, 1998

In one of the most ambitious site-specific projects undertaken by the Gallery, Zhu Jinshi suspended in the Gallery’s rotunda a stunning sculptural form made from thousands of sheets of rice paper incorporating the spiritual and poetic aspects of Chinese philosophy and literature.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director

1995
New art in China
Wang Guangyi, Great Criticism: Tang, 1991, oil on canvas

New Art in China, 1989–1994

April 12 to May 28, 1995

This exhibition presents a survey of the controversial underground art produced in the People's Republic of China in the early 1990s. Artists include Cai Jin, Chen Shaoping, Gu Dexin, Ding Fang, Ding Yi, Fang Lijun, Feng Mengbo, Fu Zhongwang, Gu Wenda, He Sen, Hong Hao, Li Shan, Liu Dahong, Liu Ming, Liu Wei, Pan Dehai, Qui Shihua, Song Yonghong, Sui Jianguo, Wang Guangyi, Wang Luyan, Wei Guangqing, Xia Xiaowan, Xu Bing, Yu Youhan, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhang Peili, Zhang Yongjian and Zhang Xiaogang.

Organized by Hanart T Z Gallery, Hong Kong, and the American Federation of the Arts, New York, and curated by Chang Tsong-zung, Director, Hanart T Z Gallery; Li Xianting, independent curator; Oscar Ho, Director of Exhibitions, Hong Kong Arts Centre; and Liao Wen, Assistant Curator

Photography and Beyond in Japan
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Goshen, Indiana, 1980, silver gelatin print, Courtesy of Sonnabend Gallery, New York

Photography and Beyond in Japan: Space, Time and Memory

October 18 to December 10, 1995

Over 100 works created during the 1970s, 80s and 90s by 12 Japanese artists, including conventional prints, sculpture and installations, reassess conventions of the photographic medium. Artists include Nobuyoshi Araki, Yoshihiko Ito, Miran Fukuda, Emiko Kasahara, Hotaro Koyama, Yasumasa Morimura, Hitoshi Nomura, Tokihiro Satoh, Toshio Shibata, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tadasu Yamamoto and Nobuoranging Yamanaka.

Organized and circulated by the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Robert Stearns, guest curator; Yoko Uchida, Associate Curator; and Yasuko Komori, coordinator

Here not There
Gu Xiong, Here, There, Everywhere, 1995, paintings, drawings, videotape and monitor, sofa, tent, clothes, wooden stools, Collection of the Artist

Here Not There

April 12 to June 11, 1995

Here Not There presents sculpture, stoneware and paintings by Vancouver-based Chinese artists Gu Xiong, Huang Yali, Sam Lam, Shi Guoliang and Zhang Qun that illuminate the problematic nature of cultural identity in unfamiliar territory and point to the impermanent character of “home” in the contemporary world.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Gary Dufour, Senior Curator, and Grant Arnold, Associate Curator

1992
Where the Stream Becomes a River
Liu Kuo-sung, Reverberation of Mountain Echo, 1977, horizontal scroll, ink and colour on paper, Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art

Where the Streams Become a River: Contemporary Works from the Hong Kong Museum of Art

October 21, 1992 to January 3, 1993

This exhibition, which includes works of etching, lithography, serigraphs, paper casting, ink on paper, oil and acrylic from 50 artists living in Hong Kong, reflects cultural, philosophical and aesthetic traditions as well as the current artistic expression of East and West that link Hong Kong and Vancouver.

Organized by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Lawrence C. Tam, Chief Curator, and Gerard C. C. Tang, Curator, Hong Kong Art Museum

1991
Fabled Territories
Sunil Gupta, ‘Pretended’ Family Relationships ‘Seeing You, Seeing Me’, 1988, chromogenic prints, black and white photograph and text with poems by Stephen Dodd, Arts Council Collection

Fabled Territories: New Asian Photography in Britain (India, Pakistan, Africa)

November 20, 1991 to January 26, 1992

Fable Territories presents a survey of photographs by 13 lens-based artists of South Asian origin living in and working in the UK who grapple with identity, colonial histories and globalization.

Organized by and exhibited at the Leeds City Art Gallery and Viewpoint Gallery, Salford, before travelling to the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Nigel Walsh, Senior Assist Keeper (exhibitions), Leed’s City Art Gallery and Sunil Gupta, independent writer and photographer

1990
Naoko Matsubara
Naoko Matsubara, Tibetan Sky ‘B’, 1987, lithographic ink on Hosho mulberry paper, Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Women’s Committee Cultural Fund

Naoko Matsubara: Woodcut Prints

July 7 to September 3, 1990

This exhibition presents two series of prints by Naoko Matsubara separated by 15 years. One portfolio of 12 prints entitled Solitude (1971) is dedicated to Henry David Thoreau and the second series of woodcuts stems from a 1986 journey to China and Tibet.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Curated by Joan Richardson, Assistant Curator, Historical

Ken Lum
Ken Lum, Mounties and Indians, 1989, colour print, pressed paper vinyl film letters on Plexiglas, Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Acquired with funds from the Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation

Ken Lum

August 15 to October 8, 1990

This survey of Ken Lum's art of the 1980s brings together more than 30 works, including examples of his furniture sculptures, poems, untitled language paintings and photo/logo pieces.

Organized by the Winnipeg Art Gallery and curated by Jon Tupper

1989
Distant Reverence
Seated Buddha (Amida), Japan, Edo period, 18th century, wood with lacquer and gilt, Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection

Distant Reverence: Buddhist Sculpture

August 16 to October 16, 1989

Distant Reverence includes sculpture from the Seattle Art Museum, mainly from the Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection, with works originating from India, China, Java, Afghanistan, Thailand and Japan from the 2nd to the 18th century.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Seattle Art Museum and curated by William Rathbun, Curator Emeritus of Asian Art, Seattle Art Museum

1987
Li Kuchan
Li Kuchan, Red Lotus, 1977, ink on paper, Collection of Li Kuchan Museum

Li Kuchan, 1899–1983

June 19 to August 9, 1987

Representing 90 of Li Kuchan’s painting and calligraphy works, the exhibition offers insights into Li’s artistic achievements and contributes to a mutual understanding and promotion of cultural exchange between China and Canada.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery in collaboration with the Department of External Affairs, Government of Canada and is part of a wide cultural exchange programme between Canada and the People’s Republic of China.

The Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection
Ho Huai-shuo, Boat People, 1979, ink and colours on paper, Collection of Water, Pine and Stone Retreat (Shuisongshi Shanfang)

The Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection: Contemporary Chinese Paintings

June 19 to August 9, 1987

This exhibition presents paintings from a private collection including works by Cen Chikwan, Fang Zhaoling, Fu Baoshi, Gao Jianfu, Ho Huai-shuo, Li Hua, Li Yihong, Lin Fengmian, Liu Kuo-sung, Lu Yanshao, Lui, Shou-kwan, Pang Chap-ming, u Ru, Qi Liangkun, Shen Yao-ch’u, Tseng Yuho, C.C. Wang, Wang Zhen, Wu Changshuo, Yu Chengyao and Zhang Daqian.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Festival

1985
The Single Brushstroke
Daoji, Junks on a Canal (Wanli caosao zhi), late 17th century, album leaf mounted as a hanging scroll, Ching Yuan Chai Collection

The Single Brushstroke: 600 Years of Chinese Painting from the Chung Yuan Chai Collection

March 15 to May 26, 1985

The Single Brushstroke includes 72 works of traditional Chinese painting spanning the 12th to 18th century with examples from the Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Dr. James O. Caswell

Dr. Kiang Kang-Hu-—Chinese Paintings

June 1 to June 15, 1933

This exhibition comprises Chinese paintings from the family collection of Dr. Kiang Kang-Hu.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery

Porcelain from the High Qing 1662-1795 from the Brian McElney Collection

March 23 to June 2, 1985

The Persuasive Image: Contemporary Posters from the Peoples Republic of China

March 23 to June 2, 1985

Chinese Art: From the Brian S. McElney Collection

March 30 to June 2, 1985

Gum San Gold
Photographer unknown, Chinese Hospital Clinic, 1935, silver gelatin print, Private Collection

Gum San Gold Mountain: Images of Gold Mountain, 1886–1947

March 30 to June 16, 1985

Gum San Gold Mountain is an exhibition of historical photography from the early to mid-20th century of the Chinese diaspora community in Vancouver.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Paul Yee and Helga Pakasaar

1984

Through Indian Eyes: 19th and Early 20th Century: Photography from India

November 30, 1984 to January 20, 1985

1982

StoneD Gloves by Roy Kiyooka

July 13 to August 15, 1982

1981

O SA KA (From the Osaka Photographic College)

October 31 to December 6, 1981

1979

From Tokyo to Fukui and Kyoto

July 20 to August 6, 1979

1978

Pottery by Wayne Ngan

December 2, 1978 to January 7, 1979

in ten sity: Paul Wong

December 5, 1978 to January 7, 1979

1977

Roy Kiyooka: Stoned Gloves

October 9 to November 6, 1977

1976

Tsutsumu: The Art of the Japanese Package

August 21 to September 26, 1976

The Sensuous Line: Indian Drawings of 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries

December 1 to December 15, 1976

1975

Shin Sugino: Pilgrimage

April 1 to May 4, 1975

Roy K. Kiyooka: 25 Years

November 21 to December 16, 1975

1974

Mad Amano: Exploratory Space Series

February 5 to March 3, 1974

1972

Japanese Ceramic Art

May 2 to May 25, 1972

Free Space: Wing Chow

October 9 to October 15, 1972

Free Space: Jean Wong

October 23 to October 29, 1972

1969

Fluorescent Chrysanthemum: Art Objects of Contemporary Japan

March 5 to March 30, 1969

Art from the Pacific Basin

September 22 to September 29, 1969

1967

Masterworks in Miniature: Japanese Netsuke

November 21 to December 31, 1967

1965

Japanese Decorative Arts and Contemporary Prints

April 28 to May 25, 1965

The Woodcut by Japanese Children

May 2 to June 16, 1965

1964

Persian and Indian Miniatures

February 14 to March 15, 1964

1962

Shimizuya Children’s Art

June 18 to September 15, 1962

Japanese Sumi-e Exhibition

June 20 to July 29, 1962

1960

Tomioka Tessai Exhibition

June 16 to September 18, 1960

1958

Chinese Paintings by Professor Huang Chun-pi

June 27 to August 29, 1958

Exhibition of Japanese Art – Clayton W. McCall

October 22 to November 16, 1958

1956

Mack Chun-Man (Peter C. M. Mack)

April 24 to May 3, 1956

Japanese–Canadian Painting

June 1 to June 24, 1956

1954

Exhibition from the Japanese Consulate

March 31 to April 18, 1954

1953

Contemporary Japanese Painting

February 10 to March 8, 1953

1951

Chinese Exhibition

October 24 to November 18, 1951

1948

Wong Wan-ng

April 20 to April 25, 1948

Yong Mun-Sen

August 3 to August 22, 1948

Paul Wong

November 16 to December 5, 1948

1945

Professor Chang-Shu-Chi

December 12 to January 7, 1945

Kao Weng and Chang K’uni

April 28 to May 17, 1945

1944

Professor Chang-Shu-Chi

October 24 to November 12, 1944

1942

The Animal in Chinese Art

February 10 to February 15, 1942

1939

Mr. Shizuo Kato, Paris

October 24 to November 5, 1939

1937

The Art of the Orient (Selections from the Gallery Collection of Reproductions)

January 5 to January 17, 1937

1936

Oriental Art (Mrs. E.M. Clark)

March 7 to March 18, 1936

1935

Mr. Yoshida Sekido (San Francisco)

March 21 to March 31, 1935

1934

Chinese Woodblock Prints

March 2 to March 11, 1934

Mr. Hiroshi Yoshida (Japanese Woodblock Prints)

March 30 to April 5, 1934

1933

Dr. Kiang Kang-Hu

June 1 to June 15, 1933