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Elevated: Contemporary Art in the AGO Tower

Exhibition dates

January 29, 2014 – October 25, 2015

Explore the diversity of artistic media and expression that has come to define and shape the visual arts of our time. The works presented in the Level 5 galleries have been selected from the AGO's contemporary art collection and span from the 1970s to today, with an emphasis on recent acquisitions. They trace important developments in contemporary art such as sculptural experimentation, the use of unexpected materials, performance and social experience. Over time, works by artists — including Francis Alÿs, Julia Dault, Janice Kerbel and Simon Starling — will enter and leave the space. Visitors will re-encounter David Altmejd's The Index, for the first time on view since 2010. We invite visitors to challenge their ideas about art and discover the reward of the unfamiliar.

Please note Francis Alÿs' REEL-UNREEL (Gallery 505) will not be on view from June 20 to 29, 2015.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Generously supported by

  • Cecily & Robert Bradshaw

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