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.
In a striking display on view in the National Gallery of Canada’s contemporary gallery B109, Rhiannon Vogl, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the NGC, has brought together eleven works on paper by five artists from around the world, evoking landscapes, real and imagined.
Known as the Poet of Prague for his lyrical views of Bohemia’s capital, Josef Sudek was one of the 20th century’s most important and prolific photographers, and a key figure in the Czech avant-garde scene of the 1920s and 1930s. The Intimate World of Josef Sudek, currently on view at the Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) of the National Gallery of Canada, is the first major show to examine the work and life of the photographer and his intimate circle of friends.
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