Until June 12th, the Vancouver Art Gallery is completely taken over with a single exhibit MashUp: The Birth Of Modern Culture. This ground breaking exhibit covers not just all four floors of the VAG but covers a century of modern culture.
Like the Renaissance or Age of Enlightenment before, the 20th Century has seen a shift in creative thinking, not confined to convention or medium, artists have changed the way we look at culture. The resulting MashUp of media, techniques, and movements has permeated every aspect of our modern culture.
From Pablo Picasso’s revolutionary works in the Early 20th Century, to The Post-War artists like Andy Warhol or Jean-Luc Godard, MashUp move from top down through the century. Continuing down to the Late 20th Century on Floor 2, we’ll find familiar creators of our Modern Culture, like Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry. Last, or first, depending on the order of your visit, the Ground Floor brings us to the hackers, remixers and MashUp masters of today with the centrepiece work by Barbra Kruger taking over the rotunda.
Everywhere you look from top to bottom, MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, has amazing, iconic works on display. Make sure you stop by the Vancouver Art Gallery for a visit, or two, or three, before the exhibition closes on June 12, 2016.