Leidy Churchman, Disappearing Acts, 2019. Oil on linen.

Leidy Churchman, Disappearing Acts (detail), 2019. Oil on linen, 142.2 × 177.8 × 3.2 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 2020 (49086). © Leidy Churchman, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo: NGC

Movement: Expressive Bodies in Art

Drawn from the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, this exhibition celebrates the expressive energy of the human body. From seventeenth-century prints to contemporary performance, paintings, photographs and videos, the show demonstrates how the body endures as a subject for artists wishing to explore issues of social concern, or express the many possibilities of human contact and interaction.

Supported by the Scotiabank Photography Program at the National Gallery of Canada.


Until September 10, 2023


National Gallery of Canada Special Exhibitions Galleries (Level 2)
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4



Movement: Expressive Bodies in Art


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