Ever wondered what it takes to get an exhibition ready before opening? It takes three weeks on average for installation and there are currently seven preparatory staff here at the AGA that make this carefully planned process possible. This includes:
- Packing up the previous show and prepping the space for the new exhibition
- Construction including tearing down and building new walls
- And finally, installing the art with steady hands. Did you know, most galleries use a standard height for hanging artwork, which is typically 56” to 60”. The idea is to hang the work at a comfortable eye level so the viewer does not have to strain to look.
Take a virtual tour and see the installation shots below of the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2020 presented by EPCOR, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Featuring the work of Deanna Bowen, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Michael Fernandes, Jorge Lozano Lorza, Ken Lum, Anna Torma and Zainub Verjee.
If you’re interested in learning more about exhibition installation, head to #AGApeople to hear from Head Preparator Dani here. Be sure to visit your AGA to see #GGArts in-person, closing February 14, 2021.