Vancouver Art Gallery

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by C_Wheel on December 21, 2002

This is a modern art musuem with several floor of exhibits including some compelling viewing.

Check out Gillian Wearing’s multimedia study of alcoholism, it includes several videos which are both painful and fascinating to watch. I also reccommend Paul Wong’s displays. Gender Studies explores contemporary sexuality via a number of video testimonies of people's own sexual experiences. More hard hitting were the series of photographs of Wong’s lover in the months before his suicide. Wong’s other exhibit Murder Reasearch documents the discovery of a body and the consequent investigation.

These exhibits weren’t exactly cheery viewing. Some of the images were painful, fascinating and stayed in my head. I really recommend visiting this gallery. And as an added (and cheerier) bonus, the cafe does good food, fairly reasonably priced with a little terrace for a sunny day.

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St.
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 2H7
(604) 662-4719

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