lectures and talks

The Gallery's public lectures, classes and discussion groups presented by artists, curators, art historians, critics and collectors are springboards for understanding and appreciating the world of art and visual culture, for exchanging ideas and for debating issues. These events take many forms, ranging from traditional slide presentations to informal artists' talks in the galleries. They bring renowned scholars, critics and artists to Vancouver, setting local art and artists in an international framework and drawing together some of the brightest minds of our time.

For more information please call 604.662.4719

Video Documentation

Visit the Gallery's video page, to view documentation of lectures and talks.
VideosVimeo - Vancouver Art Gallery

May

Wednesday, May 6, 7:30pm
Material Future:
The Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron and the Vancouver Art Gallery

Lecture / Jacques Herzog / Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street
A Lecture by Jacques Herzog, Herzog & de Meuron
Award-winning architect Jacques Herzog will give a lecture at the Orpheum Theatre in the context of the current exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery Material Future: The Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Learn about the firms' vision of how architecture can shape cities and cultural life. The presentation will be followed by an open Q&A with the public. Find out more »

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Supported by:
The Timothy C. Kerr Family Foundation


Tickets:
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$10 general admission $7 for Gallery Members* and
students** with valid ID card

*Members, Log in » to obtain your ticket promo code.
**Students, use student promo code: HerzogStudent, student ID will be checked at the door.

Doors open at 6:30pm.


Herzog & de Meuron

Tuesday, May 12, 6pm
Offsite: Reena Saini Kallat
Artist's Talk / Reena Saini Kallat / in the Gallery, Room 4East, 4th floor
Mumbai-based artist Reena Saini Kallat recreates migration routes across the world through a symbolic web of human and cultural movement and exchange. In this artist talk, Kallat discusses her interest in the notion of the map as dynamic, ever changing, transfer of data and energy through the movement and intersection of travellers.

This talk is presented in anticipation of her Offsite installation,
which opens Thursday, May 14 at 6pm.


Free for Members or with Gallery admission

Offsite is located on West Georgia Street between Thurlow and Bute, West of the Shangri-La Hotel.
Reena Saini Kallat

Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm
Opening Remarks 6:30pm

Offsite: Reena Saini Kallat
Opening / Reena Saini Kallat / Offsite
Join us for the opening of the Gallery's 11th Offsite exhibition series Offsite: Reena Saini Kallat.

Free to the public

Offsite is located on West Georgia Street between Thurlow and Bute, West of the Shangri-La Hotel.
Reena Saini Kallat

Tuesday, May 19, 7pm
Art Rental & Sales
Artist Talk / Jessie McNeil / Art Rentals Showroom
Join artist Jessie McNeil as she addresses themes of place, collective and personal memory, language, landscape and value with an emphasis on cultural history and identity. Find out more »

Free to attend but space is limited. For more information: 604.662.4716
or email manager@artrentalandsales.com

Art Rental & Sales

Saturday, May 23, 2-5pm
Material Future: The Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron and the Vancouver Art Gallery
Building for Change Symposium / Keynote by Dr Ocean Howell /
Justin Langlois, Lorna Brown and Cameron Cartiere / in the Gallery, Courtroom 302

This public symposium begins with a keynote lecture Who is the Public? The History of Inclusion and Exclusion in the Design of Urban Public Space by Dr. Ocean Howell. Following this presentation, local cultural practitioners Justin Langlois, Lorna Brown and Cameron Cartiere will participate in a panel discussion entitled Claiming the Commons: Art as an Agent for Change. Find out more »

Free to the public

Doors open at 1:30pm. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Material Future

June

Thursday, June 11, 7-10pm
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums
Members' Opening / in the Gallery
Join your fellow Members to mark the opening of this exciting new exhibitions. Present your Membership card and receive admission for you and one guest.

For for Members only

Of Heaven and Earth
Saturday, June 13, 3pm
How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth?
An exhibition by Geoffrey Farmer

Artist's Talk / Geoffrey Farmer / in the Gallery, Room 4East

Free for Members or with Gallery admission
Seating & Tickets: Tickets available from 1:30pm in the Gallery Lobby
from the Admissions and Membership desks.

Doors open at 2:30pm. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Geoffrey Farmer
Tuesday, June 16, 6pm
Residue: The Persistence of the Real
Artist's Talk / Stan Douglas / in the Gallery, Room 4East
Vancouver artist Stan Douglas, 2013 recipient of the Scotiabank Photography Award, speaks about his new work and critically renowned practice. After this illustrated artist talk, Douglas is joined by Residue curator Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, to talk about the film Luanda-Kinshas and this work's relationship to the exhibition theme. Audience questions will follow.

There will be a private reception following the talk for the Young Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery. For more information on the Young Associates click here »

Free for Members or with Gallery admission
Seating & Tickets: Tickets available from 5pm in the Gallery Lobby from the Admissions and Membership desks.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Residue

Saturday, June 27, 3pm
Residue: The Persistence of the Real
Curator's Tour/ Grant Arnold / in the Gallery, 3rd Floor (meet at title wall)
Join Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, for this public tour of the exhibition. Arnold will discuss realism and the documentary impulse present in the contemporary art of nine international artists.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission
Residue

July

Tuesday, July 28, 7pm
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums
Virtue and Vice: Women in Italian Art / Dr. Efrat El-Hanany, Capilano University / in the Gallery
This lecture takes a deeper look at the striking representations of women in the current exhibition Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, showing how such figures as the exemplary Virgin Mary, the sensual Salome, the repentant Mary Magdalene and the triumphant Galatea have served to shape the social roles of women in past centuries.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission
Of Heaven and Earth
Thursday, July 30, 7pm
Summer Slides / David Wisdom / in the Gallery
Former CBC radio personality and photographer David Wisdom hosts his legendary communal slide shows, featuring a selection of work by local artists with musical accompaniment.

Free for Members and students, $10 for Non-members. Ticket sales begin in June. Check back for more details.
David Wisdom

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