The Banal

The Banal addresses interpretations of the mundane within contemporary art practice. The works in the three exhibitions, Think Big, The Weather, and Pardon Me, privileged the quotidian while exploring the potential for shifts or transformations whereby the commonplace becomes extraordinary. Artists in The Banal are: Fiona Banner, Omer Fast, Brian Jungen, Myfanwy MacLeod, Rita McBride, Rubén Otriz Torres, Kevin Schmidt, Jeremy Shaw, Kathy Slade, Volker Tiemann, David Crompton & Andrew Herfst, Edith Dekyndt, Trisha Donnelly, Antonia Hirsch, Tania Kitchell, Ana Rewakowicz, Lisa Robertson, Mina Totino, Andrew Dadson, Clément de Gauljac, Hadley + Maxwell, Jana Leo, Mathew Sawyer, Ron Tran, and Shizuka Yokomizo. Essays by curator Cate Rimmer.