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

NEXT: Kyohei Sakaguchi
Zero Yen House

September 23, 2006 to January 1, 2007

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


This exhibition takes as its Sakaguchi's interest in housing built by homeless individuals in Tokyo. In the past few years, he has documented an elaborate subculture of architecture that includes diverse types of temporary and semi-permanent houses built from scavenged materials and sited in public spaces. With this installation, Sakaguchi will present aspects of his archive and build a "zero yen" house.

The exhibition title is a reference to the economic reality under which many of these buildings are produced. Despite the fact that some houses use solar energy, contain lighting, cooking equipment, television or even computers, all have been produced with little or no money. Architectural plans are occasionally shared and, in some instances, houses are produced for sale.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Makiko Hara, guest curator.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to present the latest artwork in its Artist Edition series, the first such work to be offered by Tokyo-based Kyohei Sakaguchi.



Supported by:

Japan Foundation