In the exhibition PhotoLab 2: Women Speaking Art, now on view at the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, the work of nine women artists from the 1970s through the 1990s explores a wide range of issues and concerns, from highly personal events to identity politics.
Photography in Canada: 1960–2000 includes more than 100 images drawn from the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the National Gallery of Canada collections that are now a part of the Canadian Photography Institute. These works explore the interests, concerns and preoccupations of seventy-one contemporary photographic artists over four decades.
The Advent of Abstraction: Russia, 1914–1923 features 67 objects — including drawings, collages, sculptures and paintings, along with letters, magazines, books, photographs and even a musical instrument. Most are on loan from international private and public collections — including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece.
In the fascinating new exhibition 25 x 25: Twenty-Five Years of Exhibition Announcements from Twenty-Five Indigenous Artists, now on view in the Library and Archives of the National Gallery of Canada, artist mailers reflect both artistic arcs and changing graphic styles.
The thirty-four circular paintings and watercolours floating on a wall of deep blue at the entrance to the exhibition Alex Janvier are like celestial bodies. Luminous, rich and varied, some small and some large, some veined with sinewy lines and others faceted like gemstones, the discs float, radiate and pulsate. They take your breath away.
Bharti Kher's nothing marks the perimeter, just a hollow sound echoes is part of an installation of works from the national collection, on view until January 2017, that use pattern, abstraction, and decorative motifs and materials to evoke broader symbolic, spiritual and cultural connections between individual and place.
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