How do you stick 20,000 letter-faced coins to a gallery wall? With graph paper, 20,000 pinpricks and a lot of concentration. Watch as Micah Lexier's I Am the Coin is installed at the National Gallery of Canada, and listen to the artist describe the work. I Am the Coin will be presented as part of Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present, on view at the NGC as of May 3, 2017.
In this time-lapse video, the NGC's Technical Services team takes down Ai Weiwei's majestic and towering sculpture, Tree (2009–2010), which was recently on view in the NGC's Contemporary Galleries.
In this video, we travel behind the scenes to see how the National Gallery of Canada installed The Poem of the Vine (1877–82), a bronze sculpture by Gustave Doré measuring four metres in height and weighing 2.7 tonnes, on loan from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
In this video Christopher Davidson, NGC curatorial assistant of Canadian art, introduces the recently installed exhibition of works in plastic in gallery B107, currently on view at the National Gallery of Canada.
A time-lapse video of Greenlandic artist Inuk Silis Høegh’s Iluliaq [Iceberg] (2013)
Canadian artist Evan Penny talks about the challenges of making, transporting and installing his sculpture Jim Revisited, featured in Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012 opening November 2 at the National Gallery of Canada.
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