The Rennie Collection, nestled in Vancouver’s Chinatown district, is one of Canada’s largest contemporary art collections. Admission is free, but visits are strictly by appointment only (book it online). The private collection shows emerging contemporary artists, both Canadian and international, and the visits are lead by their engaging, insightful and articulate staff. The space is beautiful, with high ceilings and intimate gallery space that encourages a more intimate connection with the work then what you usually experience in a museum or commercial […]
Is Only the Mind Allowed to Wander from the Gallery’s permanent collection, this exhibition looks at ways artists have approached the human body as a site in which identity is shaped and a register of our inescapable progression toward mortality. Featered are works by Larry Fink, Liz Magor, Mina Totino, Patrick Traer and Theodore Wan, among others.
Song Dong’s Waste Not— describes a generation of Chinese people who grew up during the Cultural Revolution with the experience of displacement, poverty and the constant shortage of goods. Exhibited in the atrium of the MoMA in New York, the installation occupied a massive space, and stood as a monument of this period in Chinese history, a record of his mother’s life, as well as a tribute to his father’s death. Exhibited in Vancouver Art Gallery through several rooms, the […]