Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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

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]