Sue Frause is an American writer and photographer. She's had a major crush on Canada ever since she visited British Columbia as a young girl. Even if your heart doesn't pitter patter over all things Canadian, read on. You'll find photos, travel tips, road notes and the latest news and thoughts about our friends north of the 49th parallel. Cool idea, eh?
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
National Gallery of Canada: Pop Life - Art in a Material World
Pop Life: Art in a Material World, opened at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa on June 11. As the sole North American venue for this exhibition, it runs through Sept. 19, 2010.
The exhibition features more than 200 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, videos, installations, multiples and other ephemera from the realms of art and popular culture.
It explores the complex relationship between contemporary art, marketing and the mass media since the 1980s, when Andy Warhol's art was overshadowed by his own personal brand and celebrity. It was the era of 15 minutes of fame.
On display are works by dozens of artists, including Jeff Koons' stainless steel Rabbit; Keith Haring's New York Pop Shop, recreated in the exhibition space; Takashia Murakami's work that fuses fine art, film, fashion and music with the everyday; and the work of the YBAs (Young British Artists) such as Tracey Emim, Sarah Lucas and Gavin Turk. You'll even be able to chat with Damien Hirst's Twins.
Pop Life highlights many of the important, and at times controversial, moments during the past three decades when art and life met head-on.
Louise Bourgeois' Maman sculpture at the National Gallery of Canada
Photo by Sue Frause
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
DECEMBER IN VICTORIA: TAKE A COZY CHRISTMAS SELF-GUIDED FOOD TOUR
The tour begins at the CPR Steamship Terminal Building, located across the street from the BC Parliament Buildings pictured here. ©SueFrause...
Heart-shaped kelp on Vargas Island off Vancouver Island Photo by Sue Frause
BC FERRIES AND FIRST PEOPLES' CULTURAL COUNCIL REVEAL COAST SALISH ARTWORK FOR NEWEST SALISH CLASS FERRYArtist Maynard Johnny Jr. with his Coast Salish artwork BC Ferries and the First Peoples' Cultural Council have revealed the design fo...
For All Time: The Shakespeare First Folio celebrates the University of British Columbia Library's recent acquisition of a complete fir...
Interesting article, i really want to know about contemporary artworks.
I have seen great works and expect to see much more...
Post a Comment