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"Edward Hillel: Dispositions"
2001-06-29 until 2001-08-31
National Gallery of Prague
CZ Czech Republic
The Art Gallery of Hamilton - in collaboration with the National Gallery of
Prague - presents a major exhibition featuring the multi-media and
photo-based work of Canadian artist Edward Hillel. Curated by AGH Senior
Curator Shirley Madill, this exhibition - titled Dis-/Positions -- will be
on view from June 28 to August 31, 2001 at the National Gallery of Prague,
Czech Republic. After its closing in Prague, the exhibition will begin an
international tour to select centres in Europe, the United States, and
Canada. The exhibition is supported by a federal grant from the Department
of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Edward Hillel was born in Baghdad, grew up in Montreal, and now lives in
Paris, New York and Montreal. His multidisciplinary work -- which includes
photography, video, audio, text, objects and installations - is widely
exhibited and published. Most recently, Hillel has explored the
relationship between art, politics, history and memory in his work, evoking
seminal events such as genocide, the movement of refugees, unemployment,
globalism and regionalism. He was recently awarded the 51st German Critics'
Association Visual Arts Prize, an annual prize recognizing both the best
exhibition in Germany and consistent outstanding creative achievement.