Lesley Johnstone and Dan Adler on Liz Magor’s “Habitude”

Date: July 2016
Skills: Writing
Client: Art21 Magazine

The largest survey of Liz Magor’s work to date is currently on view at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal. Delicate assemblages of clothing, animals, and toys appear at first as the work of an obsessive hoarder, but closer examination rewards viewers with an intimately poetic take on materiality in relation to the manmade and natural worlds that surround us. Curated by Dan Adler, an associate professor of modern and contemporary art at York University in Toronto, and Lesley Johnstone, the head of exhibitions at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the exhibition tunes into the melodies explored and expressed by the artist over several decades.

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