Exhibitions

Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present

03 May 2017 - 06 May 2018

Lower and Upper Contemporary Galleries
B101 to B109 and B201 to B205

Discover the many themes and movements that have shaped Canada’s visual arts landscape since 1968. Continuing the storylines from the new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries, this special exhibition invites visitors to experience more than 150 works in all media, including sculpture, painting, video art, installation, drawing and photography. From the feminist art movement of the 1970s to present-day Inuit art, the richness of the national Canadian and Indigenous contemporary art collections is on full display. Highlights include Shary Boyle’s work on paper Untitled (the Porcelain Fantasy series), Joyce Wieland’s O Canada, and Brian Jungen’s impressive sculptures inspired by whale skeletons: Shapeshifter and Vienna.

Joyce Wieland, O Canada, 4–16 December 1970, lithograph in red on wove paper, 57.4 x 76.4 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo: NGC

Geoffrey Farmer, <em>Trailer</em>, 2002 steel, fibreboard and mixed media, 3.4 x 2.2 x 9 m installed. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Geoffrey Farmer. Photo: NGC

Geoffrey Farmer, Trailer, 2002 steel, fibreboard and mixed media, 3.4 x 2.2 x 9 m installed. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Geoffrey Farmer. Photo: NGC