Free Play is an entirely hands-on exhibition that explores the work of artists who borrow from play and games to reveal contemporary social, philosophical, and cultural issues through aesthetic experience.
Public art gallery collections offer valuable opportunities for education and interpretation through diverse artworks. Collecting Contemporary: Opposing Chairs features Juan L. Gomez-Perales’ interactive sculpture and highlights the AGGV’s continued practice of collecting contemporary art and commitment to the presentation of these works. Acquired by the Gallery in 1987, Opposing Chairs focuses on participatory experience through art and demonstrates some of the many ways artworks are completed through viewer involvement.
"I haven't one friend my own age and generation. I wish I had. I don't know if it's my own fault. I haven't a single thing in common with them...None of them like painting and they particularly dislike my kind of painting. I have lots more in common with the young generation...but there you are."
Emily Carr, Hundreds and Thousands, April 12, 1934