Kelly Richardson Twilight Avenger

Kelly Richardson, Twilight Avenger, 2008, HD 16:9 video edition 1/5 + 2AP, 6 min 20 sec loop on DVD. Purchased with funds donated by Peter Ross, 2009. © 2010 Kelly Richardson.

Sculpture as Time: Major works. New Acquisitions.

March 4 – August 1, 2010


Our ability to perceive time and our desire to define it is part of what makes us human. Time permeates how we think and talk about our daily lives: never enough time, being on time, family time, taking “time” for yourself, having the time of your life. This exhibition explores sculpture’s relationship with time, featuring recent acquisitions and major works from the AGO’s collection. These dynamic artworks do not just occupy space, but also time. They invite visitors to think of art as more than an inert image or object, but also as a personal experience lived through time. Just like no two people experience time in the same way, art also changes with each visitor who encounters it.


Above: Rafael Lozano Hemmer’s Homographies as installed at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Biennale 2006

Featuring works by major Canadian and international artists such as Geoffrey Farmer, Joseph Beuys, On Kawara, Jonathan Monk, Rachel Harrison, Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Micah Lexier, Kelly Richardson, Simon Starling, Kelly Mark and Tino Seghal.

Micah Lexier’s 39 Wood Balls (Video)

Organized by

The Art Gallery of Ontario

Research and installation of the Contemporary Art Collection generously supported by

Carol and Morton Rapp, The Contemporary Circle, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan & The Canada Council for the Arts

Sponsored by

Signature Partner of the Contemporary Collection Program

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