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

Serial Formats and Repetitive Actions

May 12 to September 3, 2012

Eija-Liisa Ahtila
Laugh, 2000
chromogenic print
Collection Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Alison and Alan Schwartz
Drawn from the Gallery’s permanent collection, this exhibition features artists who utilize repetitive actions or serial images to open up perception both figuratively and literally. From the mechanistic repetition inherent in much domestic work and industrial labour, to the multiple versions afforded by technological developments, to the limits of endurance that have been tested by performance artists, this exhibition offers a number of perspectives on what it means to do something again and again and again. These works demonstrate that repeating an action over and over can foster dialogue by creating a multiplicity of narratives and interpretations, as well as producing comical or absurd scenarios. Again and Again and Again will include works by local and international artists, including Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Derek Brunen, Andrew Dadson, Song Dong, Jeremy Hof, Joyce Wieland and others.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, chief curator/ associate director.

Generously Supported by our Visionary Partner:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation