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An Act of Timing, 2014

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Fort York National Historic Site

An Act of Timing

Nestor Kruger - Toronto, Canada


Curated by Rhonda Corvese

Toronto-based contemporary artist Nestor Kruger’s site specific installation transforms President Woodrow Wilson’s 1918 fourteen points speech to congress into a large non-repeating geometric pattern, which serves as a backdrop for an audio narration of a card game in progress. The setting of the card game is inspired by its use in some Russian folktales as a strategy to outwit the Devil. The work attempts to draw a relationship between the various forces that affect the movement of history and a degree of luck.

This project is commissioned by Fort York National Historic Site as an inaugural exhibition for the 70 metre-long "Time Tunnel" inside the new Fort York Visitor Centre. Exhibition dates Sept 19, 2021 - January 2, 2015.

Nestor Kruger's practice consists of on-site painting installations, rhythmically structured digital animations, and spatiotemporal sound works.


Fort York Visitor Centre

250 Fort York Boulevard, 416 392-6907

This project is indoors.