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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Mashup: The Birth of Modern Culture

Toted as being the biggest exhibition ever to hit the Vancouver Art Gallery, Mashup is exactly what it sounds like - a mixed bag of artists, mediums, and art, all plotted along a framework of how modern culture came to be.

I don't even know where to begin with this one, other than to say it was a really fun and expansive exhibit that encompasses pretty much every corner of the art gallery from top to bottom floors. I was delighted to see a room of Andy Warhol work, then gasped when I saw works by Keith Haring and Basquiat, and absolutely touched to see work by Tobias Wong featured (I knew him on a personal level and was very proud to see his work there). There was also a soundproof room of stereos playing 70s funk and a cornucopia of screens and other multimedia throughout the exhibit.

There is just SO MUCH to see in this exhibit that one visit will not be enough. I plan on going back numerous times to take in more!

MASHUP is on now at the VAG until June 12th.

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