Imagine Picasso to be Presented in Vancouver this Fall

Imagine Picasso. Photo by Jean Sebastien Baciu

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. After a successful run in Quebec City this summer, Imagine Picasso arrives at the Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building) Wednesday, October 27th.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Annabelle Mauger, Julien Baron. Photo by Jean Sebastien Baciu

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. Photo by Jean Sebastien Baciu

Imagine Picasso. Photo by Jean Sebastien Baciu

Imagine Picasso. Photo by Jean Sebastien Baciu

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.

Imagine Picasso. Photo by Jean Sebastien Baciu

Imagine Picasso. Photo by Jean Sebastien Baciu

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.”

~ 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. Pre-register now at for access to an exclusive pre-sale and to receive further announcements.

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.


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