Punctured Landscape illustrates how the land that is Canada, a witness to colonization and violence of various kinds, perseveres. The artworks annotate the struggles present along the journey. Here, certain artworks stand in for larger social inequities and moments of unrest amid the landscape. These works, and the moments in the collective, living memory of Canadians that they represent, are to be understood as punctures. The 17 artworks brought together here ask the viewer to (re)consider their interpretation of Canada’s history, legacy, and possible outcomes for the future.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website