Art Gallery of Alberta

Curators’ Talk: Misled by Nature

A Conversation about the Baroque in Contemporary Art with Josée Drouin-Brisebois and Catherine Crowston

Sunday, September 30, 2 pm
Ledcor Theatre, Art Gallery of Alberta

For a number of years, the “neo-baroque” has been a recurring facet of contemporary art. Why does the baroque resonate today? How is it being taken up by artists? Join curators Catherine Crowston and Josée Drouin-Brisebois for this discussion moderated by the University of Alberta’s Lianne McTavish.

Josée Drouin-Brisebois is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, and Catherine Crowston is the Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Crowston and Drouin-Brisebois are co-curators, with the NGC’s Jonathan Shaughnessy, of the major fall exhibition: Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque.

This talk is part of Alberta Culture Days programming at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The AGA is proud to be an official Alberta Culture Days Host Celebration Site.