reviews

  • “Pluralities”

    National Gallery of Canada

    “Pluralities,” an ambitious exhibition of contemporary Canadian art, raised critical eyebrows and sparked controversy in the Canadian art world. While some praised the show for its great diversity, others condemned it as an evasion of curatorial responsibility—a bag of trends with something for everyone. In Canada such exhibitions are of necessity cross-country affairs that bring disparate attitudes and approaches together. A certain eclecticism has always been apparent, and a certain eccentricity as well. The major art centers in this vast, disproportionately populated country exist in

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