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Sculpture as Time: Major works. New Acquisitions.

March 4 – August 1, 2010
On the 5th Floor and around Walker Court

Above: Rafael Lozano Hemmer’s Homographies as installed at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Biennale 2006

Our ability to perceive time and our desire to define it is part of what makes us human. Time permeates how we think and talk about our daily lives: never enough time, being on time, family time, taking “time” for yourself, having the time of your life. This exhibition explores sculpture’s relationship with time, featuring recent acquisitions and major works from the AGO’s collection. These dynamic artworks do not just occupy space, but also time. They invite visitors to think of art as more than an inert image or object, but also as a personal experience lived through time. Just like no two people experience time in the same way, art also changes with each visitor who encounters it.

Featuring works by major Canadian and international artists such as Geoffrey Farmer, Joseph Beuys, On Kawara, Jonathan Monk, Rachel Harrison, Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Micah Lexier, Kelly Richardson, Simon Starling, Kelly Mark and Tino Seghal.

Landmark Works, Emerging Artists Featured in Major Sculpture Exhibition

February 12, 2010. An extraordinary grouping of works by leading-edge contemporary artists will be on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario this spring in a major new exhibition titled Sculpture as Time: Major Works. New Acquisitions.

Micah Lexier’s 39 Wooden Balls (Video)

Artist Micah Lexier reveals how his sculpture 39 Wooden Balls embodies a life lived across time: his own.

Organized by

The Art Gallery of Ontario

Research and installation of the Contemporary Art Collection generously supported by

Carol and Morton Rapp, The Contemporary Circle, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan & The Canada Council for the Arts


Sponsored by

  • Metropia
  • Senator Linda Frum and Howard Sokolowski

Signature Partner of the Contemporary Collection Program

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