The days are shorter and slightly more chilly, but that doesn't mean there still isn't lots to do in Vancouver. Here are the winter season's arts and culture experiences not to be missed:
Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is delighted to announce the unveiling of Western Canada’s largest textile collection in an expansive new exhibition, Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures on display November 17, 2016 – April 9, 2017. This dynamic exhibition will showcase more than 130 handmade and coveted textiles from around the globe, representing a vast expanse of culturally significant cloths from the hand-dyed batiks of Bali, appliqued button blankets from B.C.’s Northwest Coast, jaspe weavings by the Mayan people of Guatemala, elaborate ikat creations from India and Indonesia, and much more.
Judy Chartrand: What a Wonderful World
Judy Chartrand: What a Wonderful World features the remarkable ceramics of Judy Chartrand. Her provocative work presents her own personal history and insights into life in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and is rife with commentary on racism and post-colonial relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures. The exhibition will run from October 19, 2016 – February 19, 2017 at the Bill Reid Gallery.
Juxtapoz x Superflat
Taking place at the Vancouver Art Gallery from November 5, 2016 to February 5, 2017, Juxtapoz x Superflat is a manifesto for new creative practices that can no longer be adequately described by the traditional categories of art and production. Presenting the work of more than 30 artists from Japan, China, Korea, Europe, the United States and Canada, this remarkable exhibition offers a unique insight into contemporary art and its place in cultural life.
PuSH International Preforming Arts Festival
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events and will take place January 15 to February 5, 2017. The Festival presents groundbreaking work in live performing arts, expanding the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists, and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe.