Works of art by the Sobey Art Award winner and four finalists are presented in a group exhibition that this year is on view at the National Gallery of Canada.

Sure to fascinate, challenge and inspire, this presentation is an opportunity to experience the newest and best of Canadian contemporary art. 

Visit the Sobey Art Award section to learn more about this year’s shortlisted artists: Joi T. Arcand, Jordan Bennett, Kapwani Kiwanga, Jeneen Frei Njootli and Jon Rafman. 

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Sobey Art Foundation.

Exhibition

Sobey Art Award Exhibition
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Sunday, February 10, 2019

Location

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4
Canada

Artwork

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The work of Jeneen Frei Njootli defies the limited and static, continuing instead beyond place and time to intertwine with life.
Cultural belongings figure centrally into Jordan Bennett’s work, and he exudes a special reverence for the knowledge they contain.
Joi T. Arcand expresses personal reflections in Cree syllabics to revitalize this Indigenous language and create a landscape where Cree words have an imposing presence.
In his art, Jon Rafman strives to explode the partition between reality and the virtual worlds on our screens, experimenting with both immersion and alienation.
In her work Kapwani Kiwanga is compelled by items and articles that evidence the imbalances created by, or that uphold, the social, political and economic power structures organizing society.