jeudi 29 août 2013

MSVU Art Gallery - Halifax NS

MARIO DOUCETTE, 1755 (la chasse aux anges), 2007

The Art Bank in the 21st Century

17 August –10 November 2013

Founded in 1972, the Canada Council Art Bank purchases contemporary art and rents it to federal government offices. Among the aims of the Art Bank are the support of Canadian artists through purchases, broadening the audience for contemporary art, and representing the national visual imagination.

The Art Bank in the 21st Century is intended to expose a composite Canadian identity. The exhibition contains drawings, paintings, photographs and mixed-media works acquired since 2001, when special efforts were made to solicit art from under-represented groups. Selected according to the gender and cultural identity of the artists, the exhibition showcases recent works by women, Inuit and persons of First Nations and immigrant descent.

Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6