Edward Poitras, “Vita Brevis", 1992

Group show “Field Guide” rethinks the idea of ‘modern’

(Saskatchewan, Canada)

Inaugurated in October this year, Saskatchewan’s new museum, Remai Modern, decided that its opening exhibition should symbolize both its philosophy and its direction. The result is “Field Guide”, group show featuring 77 leading artists from Saskatchewan, Canada, and the world – including PIPA Prize 2016 winner Paulo Nazareth and 2014 finalist Daniel Steegman Mangrané, as well as “unknown artists”, as disclosed in the full artists’ list.

The exhibition rethinks the idea of “modern” from multiple cultural, geographic, historic and contemporary perspectives. Indeed multiple: showcased works range from “Determined by the river”, collaborative installation and discursive event by Tanya Lukin Linklater and Duane Linklater, which assembles a physical and conceptual vessel to carry or hold Indigenous ideas, histories, objects and forms, to “Faces of Picasso, which debuts the museum’s collection of linocut prints by Pablo Picasso.

“Field Guide” posits a series of questions about the urgencies of the contemporary moment, the societal roles of art and artists, and the responsibilities of museums. Echoing throughout the exhibition, these themes invite visitors to contemplate answers and to pose questions of their own about the future and the potential of Remai Modern. See below some of the exhibition’s highlights:

“Field Guide”, group show featuring various artists
Curated by Gregory Burke and Sandra Guimarães
On view from October 21st, 2017 through February 25th, 2018

Remai Modern
102 Spadina Crescent East
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