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April 14, 2013

HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN WRONGS

Featuring 316 original prints from the prestigious Black Star Collection, HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS uses the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a point of departure to examine whether images of political struggle, suffering and victims of violence work for or against humanitarian objectives, especially when considering questions of race, representation, ethical responsibility and the cultural position of the photographer.

Curated by Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph ABP in London, England, HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS begins circa 1945 and includes well-known Civil Rights Movement events such as the Selma to Montgomery March and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The exhibition also features images of the independence movements in African countries including Kenya, Algeria, Chad, and Congo; portraits of Nobel Peace Prize winners Lester B. Pearson, Yasser Arafat, and René Cassin; images of protests in locations such as Berkeley, Chile, and Argentina; and war and conflict from the Vietnam War to the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.

Through HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS, we see the wide dissemination of photographic images of humankind in abject, euphoric or violently explicit conditions, and examine how these images assist us in understanding the case for human and civil rights. Made possible by the generous support of TD Bank Group, with additional funding from the Paul J. Ruhnke Memorial Fund, the Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Family Charitable Foundation and Ryerson University, the exhibition is a collaboration with Autograph ABP (supported by Arts Council England). HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS will be on view in the Ryerson Image Centre Main Gallery January 23 – April 14, 2013.

For more information, visit the Ryerson Image Centre website.

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Start: January 23, 2013
End: April 14, 2013
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Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images

Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images curated by Gaëlle Morel, exhibitions curator at the RIC, addresses political concerns and the relationship between ethics and aesthetics. The Chilean-born, New York-based, Jaar highlights ignored contemporary tragedies such as genocides, epidemics, and famines, to promote cultural change.In his works “Searching for Africa in LIFE” (1996) and “From Time to Time” (2006), Jaar displays covers of news magazines to analyze the lack of visibility and the visual clichés about Africa disseminated in Western culture.

The artist’s three-channel video “We Wish to Inform You That We Didn’t Know” (2010), his most recent project on the genocide in Rwanda, acts as an epilogue to “The Rwanda Project, 1994-2000″, a series of twenty-five artworks developed to critique the world’s indifference and inaction to that mass murder. Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images will be on view in the Ryerson Image Centre University Gallery January 23 – April 14, 2013.

For more information, visit the Ryerson Image Centre website.

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Start: January 23, 2013
End: April 14, 2013
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Clive Holden: UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS

Clive Holden asks, “Is it un-American to be un-famous? Are Americans failures if they die without fame?” Drawing from the Black Star Collection at Ryerson University, he creates UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS using the “un-famous” as an organizing principle in his selection of one hundred image details and faces. Plucked from obscurity, these people can be found in the backgrounds of famous photographs, or simply hidden in the depths of a photographic archive. At times they are literally seen over the shoulders of celebrities in the iconic photographs that capture the “American Century”.

The work’s media tile construction is made with a hybrid adaptation of photographic, cinematic, and web tools. It also uses film leader as raw material (the beginning and end pieces of film reels). With a complex series of randomizing algorithms, these film loops are juxtaposed and continually remixed with the “unsung human leaders” found in the Black Star Collection, as well as with photographs of local un-famous un-Americans nominated by members of the general public.

The work will evolve over the course of the exhibition as more images are submitted via social media. Clive Holden: UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS is curated by Gaëlle Morel, and will be on view on the Ryerson Image Centre’s Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall January 23 – April 14, 2013.

For more information, visit the Ryerson Image Centre website.

Ryerson Image Centre
Start: January 23, 2013
End: April 14, 2013
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Tour the four seasons centre

April 7, 14, 21, 28

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)

Cost: $20/adults; $15/seniors and students

The Canadian Opera Company opens the doors to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2013, with 90-minute tours for the general public. These recently redesigned, extensive tours now include backstage access, in addition to the exciting opportunity to learn more about the first purpose-built opera house in Canada, its history, architecture and innovative acoustic design.
Starting at 10:30 a.m., each tour is led by trained docents and includes information and access to the magnificent Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas like wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock.

Tickets for public tours are $20/adults and $15/seniors and students, and can be purchased in advance at coc.ca or at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets will also be available on the morning of the tour starting at 10 a.m. at the welcome desk located in the main lobby.

 
Date: April 14, 2013
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Tip off: 3:30pm


For tickets please visit: www.Raptors.com

Location: Air Canada Centre – 40 Bay Street

 
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The Green Living Show 2013

Shop. Taste. Learn. Play. Be inspired by speakers, products, services and innovations that are positively impacting our health and the earth. The Green Living Show is North America’s largest consumer show dedicated to workable solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. This three-day event offers inspiration for all ages and features influential speakers, innovative products, educational demonstrations and fun activities for the entire family.

Shop from more than 450 carefully selected companies and green businesses offering the latest products and services across all lifestyle categories. Learn how to achieve optimum health naturally, taste delicious local food and wine, experience and shop amazing fashion, beauty, home and baby products. Bring the whole family to see the latest innovations, play in the Kids Zone and test drive the latest fuel efficient cars, electric vehicles and bikes.

Learn from world-class speakers discussing current affairs, trends, health and innovation. Enjoy the cooking stage, interactive displays, fashion show, mini makeovers, travel adventures, seminars, workshops, demos and support the top health and environmental organizations. Be inspired to lead a healthier
sustainable life.

For more information please visit: www.greenlivingonline.com/torontoshow

Location: Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place

Start: April 12, 2013
End: April 14, 2013
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freckleface strawberry: the musical

Freckleface Strawberry was just like every other girl – except she had bright red hair and something worse…FRECKLES!

Now in Freckleface The Musical, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, you and your family can step inside the book’s pages with Freckleface and her loveable schoolmates as they learn that everyone is different – and that’s what makes everyone special!

Due to the popularity of this show, advance tickets are suggested.

Click here to buy tickets.

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Date: April 14, 2013
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live jazz

12 Noon Brunch Matinee:
EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ.
3:30pm: RED HOT RAMBLE
featuring Alison Young-Sax.
7:00pm: TOM REYNOLDS TRIO
with George Koller & Lorne Nehring. 9:30pm: MIKE DALEY TRIO
Mike Daley-Guitar, David French-Sax, Chris Banks-Bass.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West

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Date: April 14, 2013
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Injustice: Gods Among Us Launch Event

11AM to 5PM. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment invites you to the launch event for one of the biggest games of 2013: Injustice: Gods Among Us, the highly-anticipated game developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios. Be the first to play this bold new fighting game, available April 16, for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and the Wii U™.

Ed Boon, co-creator of Mortal Kombat and developer of Injustice: Gods Among Us, will be on-site at the event signing autographs for fans and is available for one-on-one interviews.

The title debuts a bold new fighting game franchise that introduces a deep, original story featuring a large cast of favourite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and many others. Set in a world where the lines between good and evil are blurred, players will experience heroes and villains engaging in epic battles on a massive scale. Come down to Yonge-Dundas Square and join the epic battle.

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — 1 Dundas Street East

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Date: April 14, 2013
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Uncanny

The artists in this exhibition have an investigative outlook and continue to be informed by historical process of the
image in a contemporary and thought-provoking way. Sound, Video, Photography and the view’s own memory provide an image-based
platform for exploring the metamorphosis of the uncanny, a term that Sigmund Freud used to describe a psychological feeling
between terror and fascination. The uncanny is supernatural and fascinating leaving us feeling disturbed in a state of wonderment
and fear.

For more details: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive

 
Start: March 7, 2013
End: April 20, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga