Dates of Pedro Reyes' 'PACE IN SPACE' at Vancouver Art Gallery extended to 25 February 2024
4 September 2023
Pedro Reyes’ PACE IN SPACE! installation will now be on view at Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite project location until 25 February.
For PACE IN SPACE!—installed on a busy downtown thoroughfare amid towering buildings—Reyes has assembled a group of oversized, colourful and playful anthropomorphic critters. The installation brings us face to face with a set of creatures that resemble cars with legs. Indestinguisahble as machines, animals or animatronic hybrids, Reyes' 'creatures' inhabit the sidewalk, existing alongside other two- and four-legged beings. Transformers or perhaps frolicking dog- or frog-like creatures engage with the public intellectually and physically, illustrating the complex and rapidly increasing influence of artificial intelligence and machine-learning on our contemporary social fabric. Today, we’re experiencing a worldwide Turing Test in which machines are making art . . . but do they understand it?
Offsite is located at 1100 West Georgia Street, between Thurlow and Bute Streets.
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Image: Pedro Reyes, PACE IN SPACE!, 2023, site-specific installation at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite. Courtesy Vancouver Art Gallery. Photography by Kyla Bailey.