Misled By Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque
08 Feb 2014 - 12 Apr 2014
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroqueexamines a range of contemporary artistic production defined through an emphasis on material excess, accumulation, bravado, asymmetry and theatricality. The presence of neo-baroque affectation through processes of ornamentation, heavy glazing, the application of outdated techniques, and the use of a myriad variety of curios and aestheticized found objects have been recurrent facets of contemporary production in Canada and internationally in recent years.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta.
After Bruno Taut (Negative Capability), 2008
Crystal, glass, and acrylic beads on stainless steel armature with
aluminum and copper mesh, with chains made of PVC, steel, and aluminum, 274.3 x 296.4 x 213.4 cm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Courtesy the Artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
Photo © NGC