Mark Soo: House is a Feeling

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September 6 – October 26, 2014

NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART

House is a Feeling plays faintly on our fears of missing out. Here, Mark Soo creates an ambiguous situation where notions of perception, expectation and context are confounded; traditional modes of representation are eschewed; and our spatial understandings of an exhibition are undone. By withholding the visual element of this installation, Soo produces a sense of speculation and intrigue, transporting a domestic experience into a public space normally reserved for contemplation and introspection. Named after an iconic 1990s dance track, House is a Feeling literally rocks the parameters of display and is as much about what is present as what is absent. Mark Soo Singapore, 1977 House is a Feeling, 2011 From the series Second Hand Story Sound Installation: hidden speakers and playback unit, 32 minute loop National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Purchased 2012

Organized by MOCCA and the National Gallery of Canada

Opening Reception

Friday, September 5, 8 – 10 pm

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