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What Would Gehry and Libeskind Say?

Great curatorial minds think alike, it seems.

After what seems like an interminably long period of preciousness with Toronto’s starchitect-designed art spaces at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum, the gloves are off.

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

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Dan Perjovschi at the Taubman Museum of Art. Image: perjovschi.ro

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