Canadian art pranksters BGL bring the fun to the Venice Biennale

Nicolas Laverdière on Quebec art collective BGL's playful installation at the prestigious Venice Biennale.
Nicolas Laverdière — the L in the acclaimed art collective BGL — on bringing a playful installation to the prestigious Venice Biennale. (BGL art collective)

The prestigious Venice Biennale — or the Olympics of the art world — is a must-attend event for the world's leading artists, curators and dealers. And as representatives from 89 countries descend upon the Italian city, the Canadian contingent is having a bit of fun. 

Quebec art collective BGL are known as rebels of the art world. One of the group's members, Nicolas Laverdière, joins Friday guest host Tom Power to discuss their playful contribution to this year's prestigious festival. 

WEB EXTRA | BGL's installation, CANADISSIMO, is an inventive twist on the "depanneur" or corner store commonly found in Quebec. Browse a few photos below. 


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