What’s most interesting about BGL Artists Collective is not that they were chosen to represent Canada in the past Venice Biennale, but why such producers of seemingly ordinary or mundane works of ‘art’ were chosen in the first place. The first exhibit is the now infamous, convenience store; can bags of Doritos and Pringles chips be a work of art?
Connoisseurs wondering around, thinking silently “Is this for real?” and “Why am I in a convenience store?” breathe a sigh of relief upon seeing boxes of Corn Flakes that have been intentionally blurred. “Phew…its art after-all. I’m in the right place.” Which is a funny state of affairs in the art world, as people have come to expect ‘strangeness’ in art shows; if there wasn’t anything strange, if everything looked ordinary and just like ‘home’, a prospect dawns on you that is very, frightening.