NGC@MOCCA Special Presentation
Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque
Feb 08, 2014 - Apr 06, 2014

David Altmejd/ Mark Bradford/ Lee Bul/ Bharti Kher/ Tricia Middleton/ Yinka Shonibare, MBE

Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque showcases a selection of works by contemporary artists that draw upon aspects of the historical Baroque: material excess, accumulation, bravado, theatricality and the construction of immersive, emotive environments. This presence of what could be called the ‘neo-baroque’ has, in recent time, been a recurring facet of contemporary art in Canada and around the world.

 

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Exhibition Events and Programming:

Opening Reception
Saturday February 8
2 – 5 pm

Curator and Artist Talks
Saturday February 8
1 – 2 pm
National Gallery of Canada Curator of Contemporary Art Josée Drouin-Brisebois and exhibiting artist Tricia Middleton will present free public talks on the work in Misled by Nature.

Misleading Questions Speaker Series
Over the course of the exhibition, Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque, MOCCA invites viewers to consider the “Baroque” in everyday life. This series of FREE public talks features thinkers across diverse fields who will reflect upon and explore contemporary ideas of aesthetics and judgment in varying and surprising ways.

Join us as we launch the Misleading Questions speaker series on February 28 with a keynote lecture by Peter Schjeldahl, Chief Art Critic for The New Yorker.

Generously supported by the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation

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