General Idea, Magi© Bullet, 1992. Installation with Mylar balloons, helium. Magi© Carpet, 1992. Installation with fluorescent light fixtures.

General Idea, Magi© Bullet, 1992. Installation with Mylar balloons, helium, 25 × 65 × 25 cm each. Defares Collection; Magi© Carpet, 1992. Installation with fluorescent light fixtures. Defares Collection. © General Idea. Photo: NGC

MAGI© BULLET

Friday, June 3, 2022 Sunday, November 20, 2022
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT
National Gallery of Canada Special Exhibitions Galleries
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4
Canada

Magi© Bullet is a work of art on view in the General Idea exhibition, made of helium-filled balloons shaped like shiny silver pills. Over time, they deflate and fall to the floor. Visitors are invited to take a deflated balloon home. The installation will empty out over the course of the exhibition – a testament to those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.  

Friday, June 3, 2022, 11:00 am Sunday, November 20, 2022, 5:00 pm
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