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‘Imagine Picasso’ to project paintings onto ‘Origami-style structures’ in Vancouver this fall

Touring show ‘a unique and novel perspective on the work of Pablo Picasso’
A view of the touring “Imagine Picasso” art exhibit coming to Vancouver Convention Centre in October. (submitted photo: Jean Sebastien Baciu)

** This story was updated 8:25 a.m. on Sept. 9

The latest “immersive” art show coming to Metro Vancouver will focus on the life and work of Pablo Picasso.

Vancouver Convention Centre’s East Building will stage the Western Canadian debut of “Imagine Picasso,” starting Oct. 27 for “a limited time.”

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m, online at

The waterfront venue is where the similar “Imagine Van Gogh” show has drawn crowds since March. Both shows are brought here by Tandem Expositions/Paquin Entertainment, in partnership with France-based Encore Productions.

“‘Imagine Picasso’ features more than 200 of the artist’s paintings, shown together for the first time — from his Blue and Rose periods on through Cubism and the prolific later years,” an event advisory notes.

“The paintings, projected onto nine full-blown Origami-style structures, offer a unique and novel perspective on the work of Picasso.”

• RELATED STORY, from March: Dreamlike ‘Imagine Van Gogh’ art show lights up a Vancouver venue this spring/summer.

“In consultation with local health authorities, Imagine Picasso is designed as a contactless experience and will have limited capacity, timed entries, and will operate in full accordance with British Columbia’s current public health guidelines,” event presenters note.

“Imagine Picasso” has been showing in Quebec in recent months.

In Delta, “The Da Vinci Experience” exhibit has focused on Leonardo Da Vinci in recent months, at Tsawwassen Mills mall. Show details are posted to

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