Past Exhibitions

Bearing Witness

12.04.12 - 10.06.12

Socially engaged works of art offer a powerful means of communicating human experience.

Drawn entirely from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection, this exhibition brings together the work of 27 twentieth century artists who examine industrial exploitation, large-scale government action, the atrocities of warfare, the history of slavery and the representation of women in society. Curated by Ian M. Thom, Senior Curator, Historical

Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery
Generously supported by The Killy Foundation and Odlum Brown

Stephen Shames, Tear Gas Grenade, Berkeley, 1970 (detail), silver gelatin print. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Gift of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft

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