This is a superbly illustrated exploration of the current state of Canadian art. With its active approach to collecting works by both acclaimed and emerging artists, the National Gallery of Canada has amassed an enormous holding of contemporary art by Canadian artists. Since the last Biennial in 2012, the Gallery has increased its collection by nearly 300 works from more than 90 artists. From this collection, over 80 works by 26 artists have been selected for the 2014 edition. Showcasing work by Indigenous artists, anglophone and francophone artists, and new Canadian artists - all of different backgrounds and generations - this superbly illustrated publication features film and video installations, sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs. Shine a Light also documents the efforts of Gallery curators to build a representative national collection that focuses on innovation and diversity. An introductory essay is accompanied by 26 individual presentations and dozens of colour plates.