Patricia Piccinini’s CURIOUS IMAGININGS at the Patricia Hotel
Now - December 15, 2018 • The Patricia Hotel
Date & Time
Now – December 15, 2018
Open Daily from 11am to 7pm
Note: To best experience Curious Imaginings, a maximum capacity of approximately 40 people at one time is admitted. You will be admitted as you arrive or be invited to watch the video on Patricia Piccinini and how she creates her creatures while you wait. To avoid times that school groups will be touring (usually between 1-3 pm) you can check here.
In what is expected to become one of North America’s most talked-about art events of the year, globally renowned Melbourne artist Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Imaginings immersive sculpture experience is exhibiting in Vancouver as part of the 2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale. 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 has taken over an interior space, in the historic Patricia Hotel.
The hyperrealist “world of oddly captivating, somewhat grotesque, human-animal hybrid creatures” is 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 “challenges 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.” The intimate hotel setting for Curious Imaginings empowers visitors to personally consider questions posed by the exhibition, including the promises and consequences of genetic research and human interference.
Curious Imaginings launched September 14 and is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm daily until December 14, 2018. Tickets are available at $19 for adults, $16 for students and seniors, and $40 for a family of four (plus fees, tax) at www.imcurious.ca