Then and Again: The Perennial Present and Deep Reflection of Ken Lum

By Stephen Wozniak, September 2022, Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art

In this feature article, I provide a critical review of important new Lum works now on display in three concurrent exhibitions, including Ken Lum at Magenta Plains from September 17 – October 15, Ken Lum: Death and Furniture the Art Gallery of Ontario until January 2, 2023 and Royale Projects’ Ken Lum at Art Toronto art fair from October 27 – 30.

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Ken Lum
Magenta Plains
149 Canal Street
New York, NY 10002
Telephone: +1-917-388-2464
September 17 – October 15, 2022

Ken Lum: Death and Furniture
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street
West Toronto
Ontario M5T 1G4
Telephone: 1-416-979-6648 or 1-877-225-4246
June 25, 2022 – January 2, 2023

Ken Lum
Art Toronto
Represented by Royale Projects
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street W
Toronto, ON
October 27 – 30, 2022

About Ken Lum

Lum’s work has been widely exhibited since the early 1980s in such venues as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Witte de With Museum and the Kunsthalle Wien, among others. His work was featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and the 2002 Documenta 11, as well as the 1995 and 2001 Venice Biennales. Lum’s art is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo De Huarte, Le Frac Ile-de-France, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Elaine Cohen Collection in New York City.

A seasoned professor, Lum currently acts as Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design in Philadelphia. He holds an honorary doctorate degree from Simon Fraser University. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pew Fellowship and is a Penn Institute of Urban Research Fellow. In late 2017, Lum was prestigiously appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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About Stephen Wozniak

Stephen Wozniak is a professional fine artist, writer and motion picture actor based in Los Angeles, California. He earned a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art and attended Johns Hopkins University. To learn more go to: and