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In Light

Euan Macdonald

April 6 to June 30, 2002

In Light

Euan Macdonald (Canadian, born 1965)
3 Trucks, 2000
Collection of the artist
Photo: Courtesy of Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto
©2002 Euan Macdonald and Robert Birch Gallery, Toronto

The Art Gallery of Ontario is proud to highlight the importance of video art. Beginning April 6, 2002 and running until April 4, 2004, an exhibition series entitled In Light will present video installations by eight contemporary artists. This two-year series features recent video works by Canadian and international artists who were selected for their unique approaches to the medium and its elaboration of themes identified with their individual practices.

The AGO's commitment to video has been seen through previous exhibitions, such as Video Primer and Ecstatic Memory. The AGO has made a priority of presenting ongoing video exhibitions and introducing visitors to this ever-evolving art form.

Based on technologies that have only existed since the mid-1960s, video art does not have the lengthy genealogy that informs our understanding of more traditional artistic media. With large-scale video projections, however, the artists in In Light make strong connections to the pictorial traditions of fine art, with added dimensions of movement, luminosity and acoustic space. Video is an experiential medium that unfolds as you watch. Each artist in the In Light series will use continuous DVD projection to present a single work that will be on view for a 12-week duration.

The inaugural segment of In Light will be Euan Macdonald's 3 trucks (1999). Macdonald, formerly of Toronto, now lives and works in Los Angeles, where he has enjoyed considerable international success. In 2002 he has solo exhibitions in New York, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Dunedin, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia. He was included recently in important group exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Montreal Biennal. 3 trucks depicts the nose-to-nose-to-nose meeting of three ice cream trucks with a resulting cacophony of different music-box jingles. Following Euan MacDonald, In Light will present work by Louise Noguchi (Canada), Mark Wallinger (Great Britain), Seth Price (United States), Darren Almond (Great Britain), Francis Alys (Belgium/Mexico), Stacey Lancaster (Canada) and Daniel Olson (Canada).

Contemporary programming at the Art Gallery of Ontario is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts through the Assistance to Art Museums and Public Galleries program.


InLight: Video Projections by Eight Artists April 6, 2002 to April 4, 2004

Euan Macdonald April 6 to June 30, 2002
Louise Noguchi July 6 to September 29, 2002
Mark Wallinger October 5, 2002 to January 5, 2003
Seth Price January 11 to April 6, 2003
Darren Almond April 12 to July 6, 2003
Francis Alys July 12 to October 5, 2003
Stacey Lancaster October 11, 2003 to January 4, 2004
Daniel Olson January 10 to April 4, 2004


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The AGO is proud to celebrate its centennial year, beginning September, 2001. The Art Gallery of Ontario's collection comprises more than 25,000 works representing 1,000 years of extraordinary European, Canadian, modern, Inuit and contemporary art. This important collection, along with the Gallery's preeminence in art education programs, makes the AGO one of Canada's most significant public resources for the advancement of the visual arts in Canada.

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