Hot on the heels of the news that the stunning Imagine Van Gogh exhibition in Vancouver has been extended again, the producers have announced that Vancouver will host the Western Canadian debut of Imagine Picasso. The one-of-a-kind immersive exhibition highlighting and celebrating the work of Pablo Picasso, arrives at the Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building) this October following a successful summer run in Quebec City.
Imagine Picasso will open October 27, 2021 for a limited stay in Vancouver. Tickets go on sale Saturday September 11, 2021 at 10am, and, based on the success of Imagine Van Goh, it is expected to sell out quickly.
Created by Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron in collaboration with art historian Androula Michael and one of the leading figures of the new French architecture movement, Rudy Ricciotti, Imagine Picasso features more than 200 of the artist’s paintings, shown together for the first time—from his Blue and Rose periods on through Cubism and the prolific later years.
Imagine Picasso offers an unprecedented dialogue between Ricciotti—winner of the National Grand Prix in Architecture—and one of the greatest painters of the 20th century. Ricciotti was inspired to create this spectacular scenography from the paper sculptures Picasso made for his children. The paintings, projected onto nine full-blown Origami-style structures, offer a unique and novel perspective on the work of Picasso.
The artistic approach in Image Totale©, designed by Mauger and Baron, immerses the viewer in the heart of the paintings, allowing visitors to explore the painting’s details and fully experience the power of Picasso’s work.
Imagine Picasso pays tribute to the genius and the freedom of Picasso’s creation with this digital exhibition licensed to Encore Productions by the Picasso Estate.
“I think this exhibition would have pleased my grandfather a lot because he was, above all, a man of freedom.” says Olivier Widmaier Picasso, grandson of Pablo Picasso
Imagine Picasso is presented by Tandem Expositions/Paquin Entertainment and produced by Encore Productions (France)—a Fimalac Entertainment Group company—, the team behind the exceptional success of Imagine Van Gogh. The initial run of Imagine Van Gogh in Vancouver sold out resulting in several extensions.
Imagine Picasso will have a limited stay in Vancouver and is expected to sell out quickly. For access to the exclusive pre-sale and to receive further details on the exhibition, visit imagine-picasso.com.
In consultation with local health authorities, Imagine Picasso is designed as a contactless experience and will have limited capacity, timed entries, and will operate in full accordance with British Columbia’s current public health guidelines.