About the Commission: Music for Silence

Canadian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 26, 2013 5:43PM

Shary Boyle's practice weaves together fantastical narratives and surrealist explorations and she is known for her porcelain works and sculptural installations.  

In Music for Silence, Boyle’s work is fuelled by concerns about class and gender injustice. Her work embraces hybridity in all its forms, challenging the traditional boundaries between human and animal, life and death, male and female. From sculpture to projection she translates her personal vision of sexuality, relationships and human vulnerability through a poetic and humane lens. Boyle also creates immersive multi-sensory performances and has collaborated with musicians including Peaches, Feist, Christine Fellows and Doug Paisley. 

Canadian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
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