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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.
Paradise, 2007 (detail of video still),
twenty-four channel video installation
Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann
Maupin Gallery, New York
|In his newly commissioned video installation, Kutlug Ataman offers a remarkable portrait of twenty-four southern Californians who describe their encounter with that place they call “paradise.?For the first time, Paradise will be paired with Ataman’s 2004 Carnegie Prize- winning video installation entitled Küba, an equally powerful portrait of another utopian community, this one situated on the outskirts of Istanbul.
Paradise is commissioned by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, and Treaty of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands; the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, England; Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA; the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA; and the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Paradise is produced by Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüs? The Institute for the Readjustment of Clocks, Istanbul, Turkey.