Current Exhibitions

2013

Offsite: Mark Lewis

Offsite: Mark Lewis

October 18, 2013 to March 30, 2014

The silent moving images of Mark Lewis' latest film project captivate a mobile audience at Offsite, the Vancouver Art Gallery's outdoor public art space. Using the formalist language of cinema to explore our experience of urban and natural environments, Lewis' films both contrast and complement the surrounding cityscape. Read more.

Visionary Partner:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation
Carr Haida Gwaii

Emily Carr in Haida Gwaii

July 20, 2013 to March 9, 2014

Emily Carr in Haida Gwaii, designed to complement both the James Hart: The Dance Screen and Charles Edenshaw exhibitions, presents some of the important oil paintings which resulted from Carr's trips to Haida Gwaii. Read more.

Visionary Partner:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation
James Hart

James Hart
The Dance Screen (The Scream Too)
TD NEXT

November 2012 to March 9, 2014

In late 2009, artist James Hart began designing a large-scale sculpture titled The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) and began carving the work in 2010. This ambitious project brings together many of the principal animal figures from traditional Haida stories, especially creatures that depend on salmon for their survival. Read More.

Generously Supported by:
Gary R. Bell
Emily Carr

Emily Carr: Deep Forest

December 21, 2013 to March 9, 2014

The Vancouver Art Gallery is home to the richest collection of Emily Carr works in the world. We are fortunate to have major pieces from throughout her career, but our collection is particularly rich in her forest paintings from the 1930s, both canvases and works in a medium she began using during that period, oil on paper. Her images depicted the coastal forest landscape, generally around Carr's Victoria home, in a way previously unseen in British Columbian art.

Visionary Partner:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation
Muntadas

Muntadas: Entre/Between

November 9, 2013 to February 10, 2014

A pioneer in the fields of conceptual and media art, Antoni Muntadas' rigorous practice includes performance, video, photography, multi-media installations, publications, web-based projects and public art. Muntadas: Entre/Between, a survey exhibition of the artist's more than forty-year career, includes a selection of key works that manifest his ongoing exploration of the important political and social issues of our time. Read more.

Generously Supported by:
Joan Anderson, Rick Erickson and Donna Partridge, Sherry Killam, Martin and
Sally Parker, and the United States Consulate General in Vancouver.


Charles Edenshaw

Charles Edenshaw

October 26, 2013 to February 2, 2014

Working at the turn of the century, Edenshaw's life and career spanned a period of great hardship and tragedy for the Haida people. During this time, the Haida endured devastating sickness and disease as well as mounting pressures to conform to a European lifestyle. Edenshaw not only survived this dark period, but he also continued to find ways to adapt and produce outstanding work, raising Northwest Coast art to new heights of elegance and sophistication. His work serves as a testament to a tremendous individual spirit and a singular talent. With over 200 objects assembled from public and private collections from around the world, this first major survey of Edenshaw's work features the full range of objects that he produced and is organized around five central themes. Read more.

Presenting Sponsor:
The Audain Foundation


Generously Supported by:
Maynards            PCL            Heritge Canada     Canadian Heritage


Visionary Partner:
David Aisenstat


Additional Support from:
Donald Ellis
The McLean Foundation
Kimsooja

KIMSOOJA Unfolding

October 11, 2013 to January 26, 2014

KIMSOOJA Unfolding is the first retrospective to assess the thirty-year career of the Korean-born, Paris-and New York-based artist, and offers an unprecedented opportunity to trace the development of the artist's practice from her earlier works to more recent production. Read more.

Presenting Sponsor:
TD


In Dialogue with
Carr: Gareth Moore

In Dialogue with Carr
Gareth Moore: Allochthonous Window

June 29 to December 8, 2013

In response to Emily Carr's travels to remote locations and the ceramic objects she produced for the tourist market, Vancouver-based artist Gareth Moore travelled through Europe, North America and Asia to investigate sites-some dating to prehistoric eras and others inhabited more recently-in which stone has a notable significance. Read more.

Visionary Partner:
David Aisenstat

Additional Support from:
Jane Irwin and Ross Hill
Martin Honert

Martin Honert

June 29 to October 14, 2013

Fascinated by the way in which images are captured and how they evolve within our memories, Martin Honert creates sculptures that are wonderfully obsessive depictions of ideas connected to collective experience. Read more.

Major Supporter:
Bruce Munro Wright

Additional Support:
Belfor

Portraits in Time

Portraits in Time

June 29 to October 14, 2013

The works included in Portraits in Time, drawn from the permanent collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, present people in a variety of narrative contexts to provide an amplified version of portraiture. In these works one sees how individuals relate to their environment (sometimes self-created), the larger context of a life story and their perceptions of self and technology. Read more.

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

MadeIn Company

April 26 to September 29, 2013

For the latest installation at Offsite, the Gallery's outdoor exhibition space near Georgia and Thurlow streets, MadeIn creates a fiction that uses subtlety and mistaken identity to prompt passers-by to reconsider their perceptions. Read more.

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

Persuasive Visions: 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Masterworks and Contemporary Reflections

June 15 to September 15, 2013

Persuasive Visions incorporates works from the collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery with important loans from a private collection and The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Read more.

Supported by:
Peter and Sheila Bentley and anonymous
Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life

April 13 to September 15, 2013

Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life charts the evolution of the hotel from an isolated and utilitarian structure to a cultural phenomenon that figures prominently around the world. The scope of the project is global, an acknowledgement of the pervasive presence of a commercial network that is architecturally formed, geographically distributed and socially defined. Read More.

Presenting Sponsor:
The Keg

Generous Support for the Exhibition Provided by:
Mark McCain and Caro MacDonald/Eye and I
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


The Grand Hotel book is funded in part by Furthermore a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.


Art Spiegelman

Art Spiegelman
CO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics and Scraps

February 16 to June 9, 2013

The first retrospective exhibition of the acclaimed American comic artist presents examples from all facets of his diverse career. The exhibition includes preparatory drawings, sketches, studies and panels relating to his early underground comics from the 1970s, his best–known and genre–defying work, Maus, as well as recent illustrations and comic art.Read More.

Lead Support:
The Arnold and Anita Silber Family Foundation
Additional Support: Lohn Foundation Media Sponsor:
The Vancouver Sun
Patrick Faigenbaum

Patrick Faigenbaum

March 9 to June 2, 2013

Since becoming known in the early 1980s with a series of black and white portraits of the great Italian aristocratic families, Patrick Faigenbaum has long since established his reputation as a significant artist in the international contemporary art scene. The first major exhibition of his work in Canada will explore the pictorial tradition of his compelling photography. Read More.

Generously Supported by:
Larry and Maureen Lunn