One hundred years of art in Alberta is the focus of a new exhibit that’s so large, it’s taking place in three venues. 1912/2012 Made in Alberta (Part Two) opens Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Paul Kuhn Gallery, while Part One is currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary.
The exhibitions serve as a “centenary snapshot” of the years 1912 and 2012, with the first two parts honing in on contemporary Alberta Art. Featured artists at Part Two of the exhibit include Edward Burtynksy, Ben McLeod and Barbara Milne, while Part One includes pieces by Douglas Haynes, Catherine Ross and Chris Millar. Part Three opens at MOCA on March 7, while Part Four launches March 22 at the Art Gallery of Calgary.
In the video clip below, Burtynsky discusses his photographic series Manufactured Landscapes in his acceptance speech for the TED Prize in 2005 and how he wants his work to challenge viewers.