African-American painter, sculptor and performance artist David Hammons rose to prominence in the 1970s by addressing issues including race, sexuality and politics. Like Marcel Duchamp, Hammons also had a fascination with readymades.
Dana Claxton’s work is like an archaeological dig. Every time you discover something, you realize there’s another fascinating layer underneath. Her exhibition at the Audain Gallery contains only four photographic works, but those four works have as much power and intellectual heft as exhibitions many times larger.
Vittorio Fiorucci was a master of the graphic poster. One of Canada's most iconic artists from the postwar era, he produced memorable advertisements for everything from highbrow opera to hot air ballooning, as well as political posters. An exhibition at the McCord Museum shows 125 artifacts including posters, films, cartoons and other memorabilia.
In the National Gallery of Canada’s exhibition Monet: A Bridge to Modernity, on view until February 15, Jules Andrieu’s photographs of ruins in and around Paris, selected from the Gallery`s own collection, provide an important context for Monet’s work.
In this video Stephen Gritt, the National Gallery of Canada’s Director of Conservation and Technical Research, discusses the restoration of Claude Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: the Sun in a Fog (1903).
The current exhibition offers a rare glimpse of Pre-Raphaelite book and magazine illustrations published during the second half of the 19th century. And it offers an opportunity to see Kelmscott Press' The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, published in 1896 and donated to the National Gallery of Canada Library in 2004.
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