Early Bird Ticket Sales Open for Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Imaginings
Wednesday August 22nd, 2018
Early Bird ticket sales have launched for Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Imaginings immersive sculpture exhibition, coming to Vancouver this September as part of the 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale. In what is expected to become one of North America’s most talked-about art events of the year, Curious Imaginings by globally renowned Melbourne artist Patricia Piccinini will see the intersection of art, science, and ethics. For the first time in the Biennale’s fifteen years of creating transformative experiences through public art, and in keeping with the 2018 – 2020 theme of re-IMAGE-n, the exhibition will take over the unconventional interior space of the Patricia Hotel.
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. Situated in Vancouver’s oldest and continually changing neighbourhood of Strathcona, Piccinini’s immersive sculpture experience will “challenge us to explore the social impacts of emerging biotechnology and our ethical limits in an age where genetic engineering and digital technologies are already pushing the boundaries of humanity.”