Hold Everything Dear (2019), installation view
The Power Plant, Toronto. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

“Constellation art, a neologism that plays on the longer-standing term “installation art,” has its origins in the German-Jewish critic Walter Benjamin’s ideas about time, history, and objects of knowledge. Less site-specific than an installation and more discrete in its often-disparate parts, constellation art asks its viewers to make associations both broad and particular. It reflects the new importance of the exhibition as a form, at a time when artists increasingly work in many media.”

(Read the full article in Vie des Arts's last issue, on page 61.)