Welcome to the NATO Association of Canada’s virtual gallery!

This summer we at the NAOC are very excited to present various visual artworks and performances from each NATO member state. Art is a powerful way to promote NATO’s message of peace, prosperity and diversity, and we hope you enjoy seeing the selected works!

Spain 🇪🇸
We are very happy to be sharing this video from the PHotoESPAÑA photography festival in Madrid called “El vecindario más grande del mundo”, or The Biggest Neighbourhood in the World.

The PHotoESPAÑA photography festival was founded in Madrid in 1998 with the intention of developing a festival rooted in society. This summer, after noticing the essential role that balconies and windows were playing in Spanish citizens’ quarantine experiences, PHotoESPAÑA invited anyone who was interested to share a photo from their balcony with them. These photos were complied into the project #PHEdesdemibalcón.

Italy 🇮🇹
The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto is currently partnering with Imago Mundi Art to present Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, an exhibit dedicated to telling the story of the second-generation experience in a series of diverse artistic commissions, and fostering dialogue and understanding between cultures and communities. The exhibit opened in Italy in November 2019, and will be completing its North American premiere at the Aga Khan Museum on October 11, 2020, before continuing its travels to venues across Canada, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.

You can view a full tour of the exhibit, as well as interviews with the artists and curators, online. https://agakhanmuseum.org/exhibitions/dont-ask-me-where-im-from

Canada 🇨🇦
Have you seen the Morning Star at the Canadian Museum of History? Now is your chance!
Alex Janvier’s masterpiece Morning Star, painted in 1993, illustrates the history of the land we live in from the artist’s Dene Suline perspective and expresses the hope of mutual respect. We are so happy to be featuring this incredible work of Canadian art: you can see it here!