Christiane Pflug Born Berlin, Germany, 1936; died Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1972 With the Black Flag 1971 oil on canvas Gift of Dr. Michael Pflug, Toronto, 1975, donated by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1988 L75.2 © 2012 Estate of Christiane Pflug
Watch This Space: Contemporary Art from the AGO Collection
“But, after all, the aim of art is to create space — space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live.” – Frank Stella (1986)
Watch This Space: Contemporary Art from the AGO Collection invites visitors to consider how the universal concept of space has inspired artists and how it affects our own lives. Compelling works in a variety of media by both Canadian and international artists explore issues and ideas related to space — be it physical locations, psychological realms or the interstitial places that exist somewhere between the real and the imagined. The installation includes longstanding collection favourites as well as new acquisitions.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario