Ken Lum, Death and Furniture — Earl Miller

[Winter 2023]

By Earl Miller

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
25.06.2022 — 02.01.2023


The forty-year survey of Ken Lum’s work, Death and Furniture, marking his receipt of the 2019 Gershon Iskowitz Prize, is timely. Like other members of the Vancouver School, Lum has had a grounding in first-generation post-modernism and Marxism. However, he is the one member who has continually explored the dual subjects of identity and labour, a particularly relevant intersection in this post-George Floyd, post-pandemic labour shakeup world. Co-organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the Remai Modern, this exhibition first opened at the Remai, with Michelle Jacques and Johan Lundh as co-curators; Xiaoyu Weng was the curator of the AGO’s compact subsequent version…

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