Curious Imaginings Vancouver 2018

Curious Imaginings

This isn’t your ordinary art exhibit.

Coming to Vancouver this September as part of the 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale, Curious Imaginings by globally renowned Melbourne artist Patricia Piccinini will see the intersection of art, science, and ethics.

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It’ll be on display at The Patricia Hotel from Friday, September 14th – Saturday, December 15th, 2018.

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“The sculpture is called Kindred, one of the hyperreal creations Patricia Piccinini is bringing here as part of the upcoming exhibit Curious Imaginings, spread over 18 rooms of the Patricia Hotel. Using silicone, fibreglass, and real hair, the Australian art star and her team conjure human-animal hybrids that both attract and repel. With them, Piccinini seeks to tap viewers’ “empathetic imagination”, she tells the Straight in an interview from her Melbourne studio as she gets ready to head here for her Vancouver Biennale showing.” . . @i_mcurious featured at the @georgiastraight . #vanbiennale #vbya #patriciapiccinini #curiousimaginings #patriciahotel 📷: Hilary Walker

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The hyperrealist “world of oddly captivating, somewhat grotesque, human-animal hybrid creatures” will be the artist’s first exhibition in a non-museum setting, transforming a wing of the 105-year-old Patricia Hotel.

This art exhibit will “challenge us to explore the social impacts of emerging bio-technology and our ethical limits”.

Tickets are on sale now and start at $11.

Curious Imaginings Vancouver 2018

Location: The Patricia Hotel - 403 Eat Hastings Street, Vancouver

Admission: $11 - $35

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Date: Friday September 14th, 2018 - Saturday December 15th, 2018

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