News from Berlin

A Touch of Canada. The Stan Douglas Exhibition at the Haus der Kunst

September 22nd, 2014
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News from Berlin – A selection of works by famed Canadian artist Stan Douglas is currently on display at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. The exhibition, named Mise en scène, is a coproduction between the French Carré d’Art in Nimes, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. It is also supported by the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, as the exhibition shows some of the finest examples of Canadian art.

Stan Douglas is well-known in the international art scene as a photographer and installation artists for his outstanding montages. He mostly focuses on the concept of coincidence and lost utopias of the twentieth century. The exhibition is a presentation of his most recent large-scale works, in which he dives deep into a lost, historical world. An example of this is to be found in his work ‘Midcentury Studio’, in which Douglas took over the role of a fictional documentary photographer in the year’s following World War Two, portraying his hometown Vancouver.

The Haus der Kunst (House of Art) in Berlin will not only show his installation works, but also a collection of photographs taken by Douglas between 2008 and 2014, as well as Douglas’ first theater play ‘Helen Lawrence’. The Canadian Embassy in Berlin is happy to provide the exhibition with guidance and props, seeing that the items on display provide a great insight into the Canadian art scene. By offering this insight, visitors will be tempted to learn more about Canada, its unique history and its culture. As such, exhibitions like these are incredibly useful in bridging the gaps still in effect amongst the people on our planet.

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