• Project notes:

    This is a superbly illustrated volume examining recurrence of baroque themes, such as excessive opulence and theatricality, in the contemporary art. Featuring the work of six international artists, this publication examines a range of contemporary artistic production defined through an emphasis on material excess, accumulation, and asymmetry. The presence of neo-baroque affectation through processes of ornamentation, heavy glazing, and the use of myriad variety of curios and aestheticized found objects have been recurrent facets of contemporary production in recent years.

    The catalogue was published by the National Gallery of Canada to accompany the exhibition of the same name.