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Oh,Canada

May 26, 2012through April 1, 2013

Galleries

Canada is the second largest country in the world by area and boasts both a vibrant nationwide arts community and a strong public commitment to culture. And yet Canadian contemporary art has not received widespread attention outside Canada’s borders. The largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside Canada, Oh Canada features work by more than 60 artists who hail from every province and nearly every territory in the country, spanning multiple generations and working in all media. MASS MoCA’s curator Denise Markonish spent the last three years crisscrossingCanada to view hundreds of exhibitions in museums and galleries, visiting over 400 artists’ studios, and making connections with a full range of artists working inCanada today.

Markonish’s extensive research brings this project the fresh perspective of an informed and curious outsider. While Oh, Canada will ask questions such as “What are some of the distinguishing characteristics of art made in the country?” its aim is not to present a merely nationalistic show. Rather, the goal is to encourage a dialogue about contemporary art made inCanada (one touching on issues of craft/making, conceptualism, humor and identity), a dialogue that will resonate just as deeply for Canadians as for outsiders.

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