Senior Designer: Alex Contreras RGD
Manager, Brand and Content Strategy: John Sobol
Manager Canada Council Art Bank: Amy Jenkins
Curator: Kegan McFadden
Curator Kegan McFadden describes ‘Punctured Landscape’ as “an exhibition intended to recognize the breadth of this land as well as its parallel histories; an alternate national timeline with artwork serving as symbolic punctures that represent moments of crisis.” Graphic and typographical elements provided a valuable amplification of this provocative curatorial premise, providing viewers with engaging and accessible clues to the exhibition’s meaning.
The exhibition’s title was made prominent with extruded block letters placed over a cartographic image, capturing the exhibition’s core notion of a geographically-themed remix. Two freestanding pillars were wrapped with colourful calls-to-action, such as “What do you remember from history class?” This invited visitors to reflect on their own experiences and add their voices to the exhibition.
The response was extraordinary, with visitors adding hundreds of handwritten post-it-notes that brought the exhibition to life in a very immediate, diverse and authentic way. The exhibition showcased artworks drawn primarily from the Canada Council Art Bank, Canada’s largest collection of contemporary Canadian visual art.