Known colloquially as The Big Smoke, Hogtown and simply T.O., the city of Toronto has been a favourite subject of artists since its founding in the late 1780s. In a new major exhibition at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, that fascination is on display in 100 works by 86 artists.
Praised by the New York Times as “outstanding” and “suffused with an unexpected spirituality,” Karel Funk’s work has been purchased by the likes of the Guggenheim, the Whitney, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The Winnipeg Art Gallery show Karel Funk is the first major survey of Funk’s work in Winnipeg, where the artist continues to live and work.
In the new book, simply titled Ai Weiwei (Taschen, 2016), essays explore Ai Weiwei's artistic legacy to date, alongside the political activism that continues to inform his art. Lavishly illustrated, the book includes images of Ai’s work, both finished and in progress, as well as an extensive selection of personal photographs of the artist and his circle.
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