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Exposition temporaire

Strategy and seduction by Canadian artists from culturally diverse communities in works from the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank

This exhibition, presented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General in association with the Canada Council Art Bank, will be on display at Rideau Hall from September 21st, 2009 to September 6th, 2010. The exhibition is included in the residence tour and the art tour. Come and discover these telling works of art.

Woman Reading on Bus, Tehran, Iran (2006) Fractured Unity (2008)

Woman Reading on Bus,
Tehran, Iran (2006)
Sanaz Mazinani
Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank
Photo: © Sanaz Mazinani / courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Fractured Unity (2008)
Sin-Ying Ho
Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank
Photo: courtesy of the artist

Canada is a host country to many artists who have migrated from their ethnic homelands. Autobiographical commentary is one of the strategies they frequently use to communicate a sense of self in an environment of contrasts. The works of the DIASPORArt exhibit are of a particular beauty that seduces by its charm and technique.

Whether of the African, Asian, Middle Eastern or Latin American diaspora, the artists whose works have been chosen from the Canada Council Art Bank collection are not only sharing their sense of self, they are challenging the status quo of Western popular culture and thought as the pre-eminent international cultural force.

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