The Sixties in Canada
04 Feb 2005 - 24 Apr 2005
The National Gallery of Canada is having a flashback. Its latest exhibition, The Sixties in Canada, is a trip back in time to a decade of unprecedented experimentation, when artists tested the limits and pushed the boundaries of artistic expression. The Sixties in Canada charts the emergence of pop art, minimalism, kinetic and conceptual art through some 80 works by well-known figures like Jack Bush, Michael Snow, Claude Tousignant and Joyce Wieland, along with no less influential artists such as N.E. Thing Co., Gary Neill Kennedy and Roy Kiyooka. Visitors to the exhibition will rediscover the artists who challenged and dissolved the boundaries between artistic disciplines in a way that reflected the societal upheavals of the time.