Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque

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Past, Past NGC@MOCCA Exhibitions

February 8 – April 6, 2014

NGC@MOCCA Special Presentation

Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque showcases a selection of works by contemporary artists that draw upon aspects of the historical Baroque: material excess, accumulation, bravado, theatricality and the construction of immersive, emotive environments. This presence of what could be called the ‘neo-baroque’ has, in recent time, been a recurring facet of contemporary art in Canada and around the world.

David Altmejd/ Mark Bradford/ Lee Bul/ Bharti Kher/ Tricia Middleton/ Yinka Shonibare, MBE

Curated by Catherine Crowston, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Jonathan Shaughnessy

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and the National Gallery of Canada, in conjunction with MOCCA

Installation

Misleading Questions Speaker Series

Opening Reception

Saturday February 8, 2 – 5 pm

Programming

Misleading Questions Speaker Series

Curator and Artist Talks
Saturday February 8, 1 – 2 pm
National Gallery of Canada Curator of Contemporary Art Josée Drouin-Brisebois and exhibiting artist Tricia Middleton will present free public talks on the work in Misled by Nature.

Keynote Lecture: Peter Schjeldahl
Friday February 28, 7 pm

The Second Skin & Curiouser and Curiouser
Saturday March 1, 1 pm

Cheesy Goodness & The Infinite Warehouse
Saturday March 8, 1 pm

Partners

Print

Supporting Sponsor:
BMO Financial Group

Print Media Partner:
Toronto Life

Misleading Questions Speaker Series:
Generously supported by the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation

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