VAG Announces Early Program on its 80th Year
This is exciting! The Vancouver Art Gallery will host from May to September of this year the most comprehensive Surrealism exhibition ever shown in Canada. Organized by the VAG, The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art will feature art by all of the leading figures of Surrealism including Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Joan Miró and Man Ray (the latter currently being shown at MOA) .
The early program includes the first large-scale solo survey of Ken Lum’s work and Unreal - an exhibition of art from the gallery’s collection exploring art that is weird or even grotesque.
“In our 80th year, I could not imagine a more fitting roster of exhibitions and programs featuring outstanding Canadian and international artists,“ said Kathleen Bartels, the fabulous director of the VAG. “We are proud to have organized several groundbreaking exhibitions for 2011, including The Colour of My Dreams: the Surrealist Revolution in Art, the largest exhibition of this important movement ever to be presented in Canada, and the first major survey of the work of Vancouver artist Ken Lum. We also continue to showcase key works from our expanding collection of more than 10,000 artworks in exhibitions such as Unreal. In every way, it is a dynamic time for the Gallery and the expansion of our exhibition and education programs.”
I must say I have a problem with Surrealism – but I am ready to let the VAG change my opinion.