Jordan Bennet, tamiow tle’owin, 2016
Future Possible: Art of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1949 to Present
Taking place on the 70th anniversary of confederation with Canada, this exhibition gathers close to 100 artworks, images and objects from across The Rooms art gallery, archives and museum collections to ask questions about how histories are told and re-told. The exhibition examines the period after Confederation in 1949, placing historical works in conversation with works by contemporary artists. This is the second part of a ground-breaking, two-part series that looks at the art history and iconography of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a major publication that marks the first comprehensive art history of the province.