Toronto

“Intercourse”

Art Gallery of Ontario

“SEX. Now that I’ve got your attention . . . ” Like the sales pitch that begins with that jokey advertising ploy, this exhibition, titled “Intercourse, ” didn’t have much to do with sex. In her statement for the show, curator Eileen Sommerman writes that the word “intercourse” denotes “communication or dealings between or among people, countries, etc.; interchange of products, services, ideas, feelings, etc.” This is broad territory for such a modest show, and the three works don’t really seem to fit into this formulation. But Sommerman’s strengths as a curator have less to do with exposition than with her instinct for selecting great work and unusual spaces.

The show, installed in an unnamed truck warehouse off an alley, featured one work each by London- and Berlin-based artist A.K. Dolven, the Australian John Nixon, and Anne Schneider, who lives in Berlin. The piece opposite the huge

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