April 30 – June 5, 2011
NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART
Herzog both revels in and critiques North American culture, blurring distinctions between the city’s effervescence and its overindulgence. While he was not familiar with Marshall McLuhan until 1964, Herzog embarked upon a similar investigation, which began in 1957. They shared a common interest in the figure/ground relationship that shaped urban environments, as evident in Herzog’s documentation of the city and the cultural transformation that resulted from the emergence of new technologies.
Organized by MOCCA and the National Gallery of Canada
Presented in conjunction with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival