Barbara Kruger, Untitled (SmashUp), 2016 site-specific installation at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery
When an exhibition includes everything from masterpieces by Pablo Picasso to masterpieces by Quentin Tarantino, it’s got to be big.
The Vancouver Art Gallery has officially opened its biggest exhibition ever, MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture. Featuring nearly 400 works of art by 156 different artists and filling all four floors of the gallery, the exhibition is a whirlwind tour of some of the most innovative, envelope-pushing “mashup” art from the early 1900s to today.
Just what is a mashup? In this case, it’s used to describe works of art that somehow incorporate found materials from everyday life or even other works of art. Some of the earliest examples can be traced to the early 20th century. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque pioneered a new technique of integrating pieces of wallpaper, newspapers and other materials right into their paintings and sculptures. Continue reading:
Biggest Exhibition Ever at Vancouver Art Gallery Opens: MashUp