Starts in 4 Days, 33 Minutes
April 2, 2020 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1V9, Canada
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Important note: The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is currently closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Gallery will reopen when it receives clearance from public health officials. All programming during this period will be cancelled or rescheduled. You are encouraged to check the Art Gallery’s website and social media channels for updates.
Here is what is happening at the Art Gallery over the coming months:
Althea Thauberger: The State of the Situation (until April 6)
Althea Thauberger: The State of the Situation presents an expansive look at Althea Thauberger’s artistic practice. She is a thoughtful, challenging artist whose work examines and re-examines the ideas and use of archive and institution and asks questions of authorship and collaboration
While she has gained international attention and praise, this is the first exhibition in Canada that presents an extended overview of her practice, and, as such, the first to allow visitors access to her collaborative artmaking practice over the course of a decade’s worth of work.
The five works selected represent the breadth of her practice and underline her dual interests in examining the State, and its systems of representations, and in creating situational work that gives space to community. She builds her artworks in collaborative fashion. First establishing a link and trust within a specific community, then building the script, movements, and narrative in partnership with the community of collaborators. She feels this is an imperative part of her practice, allowing her to share the privilege she feels her position affords her. This may include mentorships and distribution of project resources.
In each of the five works of art, we present the architecture of place and, in a couple of cases, the institution is critical to the framework of the piece. Expo 67, the Kandahar International Airport, and the Capri Cinema in Karachi each play a role in the specific works, and like that specific architecture, she creates a framework in each piece that reinforces that architecture. Thauberger’s examination and critique of these institutions affords our community reflection on the shifts and changes in power and structure in our surroundings.
NSCAD Lithography Workshop: Contemporary Editions (until April 26)
In 1969, the NSCAD Lithography Workshop was established, earning international recognition and redefining the artistic potential of print in the 20th century.
50 years later, the legacy continues in a new exhibition with eight new lithographs by eight Canadian artists created in collaboration with Master Printer, Jill Graham. Celebrate the revival.
Artists: Shuvinai Ashoona, Jordan Bennett, Shary Boyle, Brendan Fernandes, Amy Malbeuf, Ed Pien, Derek Sullivan, Ericka Walker.
Gigante’s Mechanical Eye: Views of 19th Century Naples (until July 19)
Gigante’s Mechanical Eye: Views of 19th Century Naples focuses on a series of 11 landscape drawings using ink wash over graphite that were completed in 1826 during the early stages of the artist’s career as a landscape artist. These drawings were last exhibited publicly at the Mostra del Giardino Italiano in Florence in 1931. This series highlights Gigante’s ability to compose detailed landscapes of impressive views of Naples with accuracy and precision. With an emphasis on vantage point, perspective, and composition, they represent a point in Gigante’s artistic career when he began to receive wider recognition throughout Naples.
Characteristic of early Italian Classicism and Neoclassical work of the 19th century, Gigante and his contemporaries strived for realism, which was reflective of a time when many artists throughout Europe and North America used portable instruments such as the camera lucida to aid in the technical foundations of their work.
The technological instruments that were available to Gigante were also widely available to many artists throughout the world and had far-reaching impact on the composition of landscape painting during that time. The camera lucida became equally useful to people working in other disciplines who shared and adapted the use of this tool to their needs.
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