Imagine Picasso projects surrealism in new ways
When: Opens Oct. 27
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building, 999 Canada Pl.)
Tickets: Starting at $39.99, imagine-picasso.com
Mauger is co-creator, along with Julien Baron, of both Imagine Picasso and its predecessor, which has attracted over 300,000 visitors during its seven-month Vancouver run. Where Imagine Van Gogh concentrated on the last two years of the artist’s life, Imagine Picasso draws from the artist’s seven-plus decades of artmaking. Mauger and Baron worked with art historian Androula Michael to select the 200 works from over 30,000 paintings.
To reflect the skewed perspectives of Picasso’s surrealist works, they collaborated with French architect Rudy Ricciotti. Rather than flat screens, the works will be projected on the kinds of origami shapes Picasso made for his children. Both exhibits take up about 25,000 square feet.