Just saw this:
“Steven Shearer…will represent Canada at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2011 (Venice Biennale), from June 4 to November 27, 2011. The only international visual arts exhibition to which Canada sends official representation, the Biennale is among the most prestigious contemporary art exhibitions in the world.
The artist was chosen by a national selection committee comprised of senior contemporary art curators from across Canada and formed by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), organizer of the Canadian representation for the 2011 Biennale. The NGC’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, will organize the exhibition of Steven Shearer’s work.”
Steven Shearer’s digital collage of toolsheds. Image: mocoloco.com
Some of you may recall Shearer’s exhibition at Toronto’s Power Plant Gallery in 2007.
I think it was organized by then-curator Reid Shier, (oops! It was curated by Helena Reckitt – thanks JM) who is now at Vancouver’s Presentation House Gallery and who was on the selection committee for the Venice Biennale.
A text work by Steven Shearer. Image: wecantpaint.com
It will certainly be interesting to see what the Vancouver artist gets up to in Venice, with practically no budget…Stay tuned.