Drawing a through line between the global social and political unrest of 2011 (e.g. the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, etc.) and the working-class upheaval that took place in 1848 across continental Europe, Douglas exhibits a suite of works that demonstrate how social movements are so often predicated on the news disseminated via mass media.
An installation view of Stan Douglas's 2011 ≠ 1848, at the Canada Pavilion
Photo: Jack Hems; courtesy of the artist, the National Gallery of Canada, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner