Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Aga Khan Museum highlights the country’s multiculturalism through contemporary art

THE GLOBE & MAIL
By Kate Taylor
Malcolm’s Smile, by Nep Sidhu, borrows from African graphic traditions to create symbolic representations of Malcolm X’s spiritual philosophy. NEP SIDHU/FRYE ART MUSEUM
TORONTO---When it arrived in our midst in 2014, the Aga Khan Museum unveiled a small but impressive collection of rare Islamic art in which an international connoisseur might rejoice. Yet, from the start, the Toronto institution has proved determined not to function merely as a fine setting for historical gems, and has also offered both a full calendar of live performances and temporary exhibitions that often feature persuasive modern work. To mark Canada 150, the museum now offers its first-ever show devoted exclusively to contemporary Canadian art. "Here: Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists" continues at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto until Jan. 1, 2018. [More]