Magnetic North — Imagining Canada in painting 1910-1940
Magnetic North — Imagining Canada in painting 1910-1940 | Kunsthal, Rotterdam | Exhibition | 2021
The exhibition’Magnetic North’focuses on the Canadian modernist paintings of artists around the Group of Seven, an artist’s collective that is still immensely popular in Canada. Over eighty masterful paintings and sketches show a mythical, imaginary Canada. At the heart of the exhibition, audio-visual works by artist Caroline Monnet and filmmaker Lisa Jackson, open up a critical perspective on the paintings. These films by women who are rooted in cultures of the Indigenous peoples of these territories enable us to look at the landscapes by the Group of Seven in a different way.