The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
The exhibition proposes that the definition of a museum is not fixed but rather “to be determined.” By asking “what is a contemporary art gallery?” the exhibition questions our fundamental assumptions concerning the role and importance of museums in society and their associated architectural forms. MOCCA’s galleries will become a place of inquiry and discussion featuring artworks and activities that destroy existing paradigms and offer projections about the shape of museums in the future. This is a particularly timely topic given the proliferation of museum architecture in Canada and abroad and the current juncture in MOCCA’s existence which sees the institution searching for a new and permanent venue.
A pilgrimage is a journey of moral and spiritual significance. We as a species make pilgrimages to shrines, historic buildings and artworks across the world. Instead of travelling to see art, what if the art
travelled to the people, art making the pilgrimage to the people. Air Art brings all types art to the people through a variety of adapted sounding balloons. Each balloon will glow systematically with images of the worlds artwork, individual artworks will run on a loop and beam images into the sky. Each sounding balloon utilises air currents carrying images of serendipity to all.