National Gallery of Canada

General Idea

June 3 - November 20, 2022
Challenging both the art world and the world at large, General Idea (1969–1994) remain some of the most influential artists to have emerged from Canada. Witty and eccentric, General Idea made artworks that critiqued the art world, including the museum itself. Their work not only resonated in their own time, but has continued to inspire today’s artists, activists, cultural commentators and social media influencers. Addressing various aspects of mass media, consumer culture, social inequalities, queer identity, the art economy, and the AIDS crisis—often through satire—they pushed boundaries, profoundly altering the course of postwar art.

General Idea

General Idea

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa ON
Canada

General Idea

General Idea

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa ON
Canada

General Idea

General Idea

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa ON
Canada

General Idea

General Idea

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa ON
Canada

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