2017 Canadian Biennial Exhibition @ National Gallery of Canada

The opening of National Gallery of Canada‘s 2017 Canadian Biennial Exhibition came into full swing on October 18, 2017.

Here are the details:
The fourth edition of the Canadian Biennial brings together a comprehensive selection of works acquired since 2014 by the Gallery’s departments of Contemporary Art, Indigenous Art, and the Canadian Photography Institute, and is the first to date to feature artists working both in Canada and internationally. The exhibition reveals the dynamic ways in which artists engage with the increasingly globalized world of contemporary art through a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking, video and installation-based practices. Migration, the impact and interpretation of history and belief systems on contemporary art and culture, stereotypes of identity and nationhood, and the emancipatory potential of the imagination and creativity, are some of the themes and subjects addressed in the Biennial that reflects the Gallery’s pursuits in building an outstanding and pertinent collection of art today.

The exhibition runs until March 18, 2018.

2017 Canadian Biennial @ National Gallery of Canada
Steven Shearer’s Sleep II
2017 Canadian Biennial @ National Gallery of Canada
Brian Jungen’s Isolated Depiction of the Passage of Time.
2017 Canadian Biennial @ National Gallery of Canada
BGL’s Depanneur (Sorry forgot the title of the name)
2017 Canadian Biennial @ National Gallery of Canada
Inside BGL’s Depanneur installation.
2017 Canadian Biennial @ National Gallery of Canada
Nick Cave’s Soundsuit. I think in my opinion is an amazing piece of work. While divided, it is insane! Also nerve-racking since I feel someone will jump out from it.
2017 Canadian Biennial @ National Gallery of Canada
Jonathan Shaughnessy who is the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada making a speech on opening night.

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