Special Events


OCT 26
WED 7pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Simon Fraser University
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Canadian art

Presented by:

BMO Financial Group

Supported by:

Geothe Institute

The Canadian Art Foundation, in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery, hosts a talk with the critically acclaimed German artist Wolfgang Tillmans. Tillmans will be joined in conversation by New York and Toronto-based writer and critic Tom McDonough, a lead contributor to the recently published monograph Wolfgang Tillmans: What’s wrong with redistribution? (Walther König). One of the most influential artists of his generation, Tillmans has radically redefined how photographic images are made, exhibited and encountered. This talk will mark Tillmans’s first visit to Canada in more than 20 years.

Doors open 6:30pm. Artist’s Talk 7pm.

TICKETS*: Thank you for your interest in this event. Unfortunately, this talk is sold out. Please visit our calendar page for listings of other upcoming public programs.

Photography of Wolfgang Tillmans by Carmen Brunner; Wolfgang Tillmans, Iguazu, 2010, Courtesy the artist

FRI 6-8pm
Opening Remarks: 6:30pm
Offsite, 1100 West Georgia St
Directions »

Khan Lee

Join us for the opening of Offsite: Khan Lee, the 14th installation in the Gallery’s ongoing Offsite series. Visit the microsite » to find out more about Offsite.

Free to the public. Offsite is located on West Georgia Street between Thurlow and Bute Streets, west of the Shangri–La Hotel, Vancouver BC.

New Delhi & Mumbai

November 16–24, 2016

For its International Travel Program, the Gallery hosts a select group of patrons for visual art–focused travels to locales all over the world, broadening participants’ understanding of art and its wider contexts. Since 2003, destinations have included New York, London, Shanghai, Berlin and Mexico City. Led by Kathleen S. Bartels, Gallery Director, and a curator with expertise in the selected region, the group of 15 to 20 individuals visits distinguished artists’ studios, collectors’ homes and renowned museums.

This year, we will travel to New Delhi and Mumbai in India. Participants will have exclusive experiences at the studios of several artists such as Bharti Kher and private collections and museums such as the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi. Accommodation will be provided by the deluxe 5-star Lodhi Hotel, New Delhi, and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, overlooking the Arabian Sea in Mumbai. There is also a post-trip option to Jaipur and Agra. Find out more »

Register online » or contact Lyn Tyler, Director of Development, at 604.662.4207 for more information and to reserve your seat.

WED 5:30pm
in the Gallery, Heritage Courtroom 302

Vancouver Art Gallery Members

Mark your calendars. Please join us for the Vancouver Art Gallery Association's AGM in the Gallery's Heritage Courtroom 302 (located on the 3rd floor of the Annex Building). For more information, please visit About Us ».

All Members are invited to attend.