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National Gallery of Canada

Exhibition Detail
...from the Transit Bar
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4
Canada


May 15th - August 17th
Opening: 
May 15th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 
... from the Transit Bar, Vera FrenkelVera Frenkel, ... from the Transit Bar,
1992, reconstructed 1994, bar structure and equipment, tables and chairs, player piano, plants, newspapers, raincoats, stools, bar sign, lighting, carpet, 6 video monitors, 6 laser disks, software, 120 square meters
© Courtesy of the artist & The National Gallery of Canada
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WEBSITE:  
http://www.gallery.ca/
COUNTRY:  
Canada
EMAIL:  
info@gallery.ca
PHONE:  
+1(613) 990-1985
OPEN HOURS:  
1 Oct – 30 Apr: Tue-Sun 10-5; Thu 10-8 / 1 May – 30 Sept: Sun-Wed,Fri-Sat 10-5; Thu 10-8
TAGS:  
video-art, sculpture, installation
> DESCRIPTION

Vera Frenkel’s …from the Transit Bar is a seminal work of Canadian contemporary art, comprising video, sculpture, architecture, readymade material and a fully functioning bar. Created in 1992 for the renowned international exhibition DOCUMENTA that occurs every five years in Kassel, Germany, …from the Transit Bar is one of the influential Toronto-based artist’s most ambitious projects. On view in Canada for the first time in nearly two decades, the installation recounts perennial themes in Frenkel’s oeuvre related to issues of exile, cultural migration, translation, and the indeterminacy of meaning. This summer, viewers are invited to experience this remarkable space out of time and place, and to sit and share their own stories while ordering a drink …from the Transit Bar.


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