The exhibition showcases a selection of works by contemporary artists that draw upon aspects of the historical Baroque: material excess, accumulation, bravado, theatricality and the construction of immersive, emotive environments. This presence of what could be called the ‘neo-baroque' has, in recent time, been a recurring facet of contemporary art in Canada and around the world. The exhibition will feature Shonibare's 'Mr. and Mrs. Andrews without their Heads' 1998, on loan from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.
Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque will run from 8 February to 6 April 2014.