Elevated: Contemporary Art in the AGO Tower
Opens January 29, 2014
Explore the diversity of artistic media and expression that has come to define and shape the visual arts of our time. The works you will see on Levels 4 and 5 in the AGO's contemporary art collection span from the 1970s to today, with an emphasis on recent acquisitions. They trace the important evolutions in contemporary art such as sculptural experimentation, the use of unexpected materials, performance and social experience. Over time, works by more than 30 artists — including Stephen Andrews, Anne Collier, Joesph Beuys, Janice Kerbel and Francis Alÿs — will enter and leave the space. Visitors will re-encounter David Altmejd's The Index, from our contemporary collection, not on view since 2010. We invite visitors to challenge their ideas about art and discover the reward of the unfamiliar.