Great curatorial minds think alike, it seems.
Both institutions have invited artists to literally destroy gallery walls.
The gorgeous, Frank Gehry-designed AGO. Image: seanjohn.com
At the AGO, the glorious collages and installations of Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu will, for her first major solo exhibition, include a haunting series of drawings mounted on a ‘pockmarked’ gallery wall, which will be punctured and torn to reflect the post-colonial themes at the core of Mutu’s work.
This should be a must-see exhibition!
A collage by Wangechi Mutu. Image: 55secretstreet.com
Wangechi Mutu: This You Call Civilization?
February 24 – May 23
The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Libeskind’s Royal Ontario Museum. Image: daniel-libeskind.com
Meanwhile, over at the ROM, the Romanian Dan Perjovschi will graffiti Libeskind’s walls with his cartoon-y style that offers incisive commentary on political, social and cultural issues of the moment.
Dan Perjovschi: Late News
February 15 to 21, 2010
Drawings on display until August 15, 2010
The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto