September 20, 2017

“Turbulent Landings” opens in fourth Canadian Biennial

Exhibit on display at Art Gallery of Alberta and NGC

The fourth edition of the Canadian Biennial, Turbulent Landings, opens simultaneously at the Art Gallery of Alberta and the National Gallery of Canada (NGC).


Launched in 2010, the Canadian Biennial has been presented by the NGC to display recent acquisitions of contemporary art and celebrate Canadian and Indigenous artists. In light of the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, Turbulent Landings provides a timely exploration of the issues surrounding land and the legacy of colonialism in Canada. The exhibition runs from September 20, 2017, to January 7, 2018.


Among the featured artists is Shuvinai Ashoona, whose work continues to challenge audience perceptions of Inuit art. The shift from life on the land to settled communities and with it access to popular culture are reflected in her colourful drawings.


Read the ACI art book Shuvinai Ashoona: Life & Work by Nancy G. Campbell to learn more about her impact on Canadian art.

Shuvinai Ashoona, Inner Worlds, 2014, lithograph, 76.3 x 57 cm, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, and various collections.

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