Catherine Crowston and Josée Drouin-Brisebois
Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque
Crowston and Drouin-Brisebois are co-curators of the major fall exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta : Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque.
This talk will focus on the ideas behind the exhibition as well as the artists and works featured in it.
Catherine Crowston is the Executive Director / Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta and Josée Drouin-Brisebois is the Curator of Contemporary
Art at the National Gallery of Canada.
“Catherine Crowston is Deputy Director / Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta. From 1994-1997, Crowston was the Director / Curator of the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre and prior to that was Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of York University in Toronto. Crowston currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Edmonton Public Art Committee and has been both an Editor and Chair of the Board of Directors of Fuse Magazine in Toronto. Crowston has curated numerous exhibitions over the courseof her career and overseen the production of several national travelling exhibitions. In 2002 Crowston served as the Canadian Commissioner for the Sydney Biennale of Contemporary Art and was awarded the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts”.
“Josée Drouin-Brisebois is the Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa. She organized the Canadian participation in the 2011 Venice Biennale, Steven Shearer: Exhume to Consume. She has also curated numerous important exhibitions including Arnaud Maggs: Identification (2012); It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art (2010–11); Nomads (2009); Caught in the Act: The Viewer as Performer (2008); De-con-structions (2007) and Christopher Pratt (2005). Drouin-Brisebois also co-curated Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque with Catherine Crowston and Jonathan Shaughnessy at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2012); and Spectral Landscape (2012) and The Shape of Things (2012) with David Liss at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (MOCCA)”.