Windsor Biennial 2011
September 17, 2011 - January 1, 2012
The AGW is proud to present IAIN BAXTER& as the Guest Curator for it's Windsor Biennial 2011. BAXTER&'s art and his ideas have long been an inspiration for many artists. The relevance and innovative character of his work keep art critics and audiences intrigued and a little off balance. For decades, Baxter has spurred fellow artists to confront the nature of art and find their own forms of expression. He has motivated artists to think about things in their own ways, to ask the right questions, to try to find the aesthetic values that surround them. His witty use of language (creating words, names and ideas that are fresh and arresting) is one hallmark of his original contribution. Baxter is a clever punster, a gentle satirist, a sly joker, whose work coaxes viewers to consider knotty issues, often ones about which he is himself very serious, such as his frequent and sometimes blunt references to ecological matters. Often, we are superficially delighted by our first meeting with a Baxter work, and then slowly but inexorably drawn into an awareness that he has given us a perplexing and challenging ethical bone to chew on. He is the Marcel Duchamp and the visual Marshall McLuhan of our times.
Deadline: Submissions must be received at the Art Gallery of Windsor, 401 Riverside Dr. West, Windsor, ON, N9A 7J1, by March 15, 2011.