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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.
A-Z Management and Maintenance Unit, Model 003, 1992
steel, wood, carpet, plastic sinks, glass mirror, stovetop, and household objects
Collection of Andrea Rosen, New York
Photo: Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
The first comprehensive North American exhibition to survey her work, Andrea Zittel: Critical Space will present the American artistís particular interdisciplinary way of working as a designer, engineer, consultant and advocate using the corporate identity "A-Z Administrative Services."
For the last decade, Zittel has investigated fundamental aspects of contemporary life in Western societies, notably increased mobility, security, comfort and consumerist packaging. The exhibition focuses on the experimental character of the artistís signature objects, equipment and projects. It highlights models for and locations of alternative living, including her well known customized trailer-home Escape Vehicles, Uniforms and "units" she has developed for specialized living, working and research.