2000 and Counting

01 Jan 2000 - 26 Mar 2000

To celebrate the new millennium, the National Gallery of Canada presents 2000 and Counting, a thematic exhibition of contemporary works drawn from the Gallery's permanent collection. While the first part of the exhibition, presented from December 1999 to March 2000, explored the weight of time at the end of the millennium and the idea of the "unimaginably big", the second part concentrates on the work of artists who use mathematical formulas, repetitive forms, units of measures and numerical classification systems to structure their ideas. 2000 and Counting: The Thousand Longest Rivers in the World; 144 Copper Square; Joseph Beuys, 100 Profile Views; and on ad infinitum... is on view in the Contemporary Galleries from 18 August to 5 November 2000. There are 32 works in the exhibition featuring Canadian artists N.E.Thing Co., Gathie Falk, Arnaud Maggs, Kazuo Nakamura, Brian Groombridge and Jana Sterbak; American artists Jasper Johns, Joseph Kosuth, Carl Andre, Brice Marden, Eleanor Antin, and Lawrence Weiner; British artist Hamish Fulton; Italian artists Alighiero e Boetti and Mario Merz; French artist Roman Opalka; and German artist Rosemarie Trockel.