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National Gallery of Canada

Rashid Johnson: Capsule

July 16, 2021 - November 13, 2022

As part of its Contemporary Projects initiative, the Gallery approached Rashid Johnson to create a major work for the building’s glass-domed main entrance. The resulting work, Capsule, is the largest pyramidal steel sculpture Johnson has produced to date. The installation consists of a series of stacked cells filled with plants, books, fiberglass and shea-butter sculptures, video monitors and grow lights. It functions like a brain, incorporating and connecting autobiographical, intellectual, musical, art historical, and literary sources, which are embedded within the objects occupying the minimalist form.

Rashid Johnson: Capsule

Rashid Johnson: Capsule

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa ON
Canada

Rashid Johnson: Capsule

Rashid Johnson: Capsule

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa ON
Canada

Rashid Johnson: Capsule

Rashid Johnson: Capsule

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa ON
Canada

Rashid Johnson: Capsule

Rashid Johnson: Capsule

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa ON
Canada

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National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

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