Simon Starling Infestation Piece: Musseled Moore (detail) 2006 - 2008 steel, zebra mussel shells Gift of David and Yvonne Fleck, Philip B. Lind, Dr. Paul Marks and Dr. Shawna Granovsky, Bill Morneau and Nancy McCain, Gilles and Julia Ouellette, Jay Smith and Laura Rapp, 2011 © Simon Starling 2014
Elevated: Contemporary Art in the AGO Tower
Explore the diversity of artistic media and expression that has come to define and shape the visual arts of our time. The works presented in the Level 5 galleries have been selected from the AGO's contemporary art collection and span from the 1970s to today, with an emphasis on recent acquisitions. They trace important developments in contemporary art such as sculptural experimentation, the use of unexpected materials, performance and social experience. Over time, works by artists — including Francis Alÿs, Julia Dault, Janice Kerbel and Simon Starling — will enter and leave the space. Visitors will re-encounter David Altmejd's The Index, for the first time on view since 2010. We invite visitors to challenge their ideas about art and discover the reward of the unfamiliar.
Please note Francis Alÿs' REEL-UNREEL (Gallery 505) will not be on view from June 20 to 29, 2015.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Generously supported by
Cecily & Robert Bradshaw
Canada Council for the Arts