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October 13, 2013

Moving Frames, Shifting Boundaries: Artistic Experiments & Innovation in Film & Video

Guest Curated by Gerda Cammaer and Pierre Tremblay
Student Gallery.

Moving Frames, Shifting Boundaries is a selection of experimental film and video works produced by students of the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, under the mentorship of professors and co-curators Gerda Cammaer and Pierre Tremblay.

For more information: www.ryerson.ca/ric

RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE — 33 GOULD STREET

Ryerson Image Centre
Start: September 18, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Ryerson Image Centre

Forever Bicycles, 2013

Ai Weiwei – Beijing, China

Installation

World-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei will exhibit a new edition of his Forever Bicycles sculpture in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square. 3,144 interconnected bicycles will form a three-dimensional structure creating an incredible visual effect.

Yong Jiu, literally translated as “forever”, is the foremost bicycle brand in China; Ai re-interprets such everyday found objects in an abstract and symbolic way.

The sheer quantity of bikes and the diverse perceptions of viewing points create a colossal labyrinth-like, visually moving space, which represents the changing social environment in China and around the globe.

Film Screening: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.
City Hall Council Chambers: 7pm /9pm /11pm /1am /3am /5am
The inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.

Widely considered to be one of the most significant cultural figures of his generation, Ai Weiwei successfully assumes multiple roles, including conceptual artist, architect, curator, designer, film-maker, musician and activist. Using traditional and innovative methods of production, he links the past with the present while exploring the geopolitical, economic and cultural realities affecting the world with humor and compassion. His most recent work appeared in the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013.

Website: www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/2013-event/extension.html

Location: Nathan Phillips Square — 100 Queen Street West (At Bay Street)

 
Start: October 6, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

La Bohème

A brilliant young cast of Bohemians takes us on an unforgettable coming-of-age journey.

Puccini’s glorious masterpiece of youthful flirtation, passionate love and heartbreaking tragedy springs to life in this beautiful new COC production, capturing the romance and artistic brilliance of France’s Belle Époque.

Performance time is approximately two hours, 10 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Start: October 3, 2013
End: October 30, 2013
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

Junction Food Tour

Dates: April 13, May 11, May 25, June 8, July 27, August 10, August 31, September 14, September 28, October 19, November 9.

Time: 11:00 AM.

Discover what New York Times calls one of Toronto’s hippest up and coming neighbourhoods.
The Junction, which was dry until 1997, is emerging as the next big destination in Toronto. It is made up primarily of independent retailers.
Learn about this historical neighbourhood as you sip and savour at foodie destinations along the way. Your ticket includes a guided tour and tastings at 5-6 shops. You will have the chance to meet and greet the shop owners whenever possible. All aboooard!

For more details: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto

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Start: April 13, 2013
End: November 9, 2013
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F’D Up

F’d Up! aims to explore the tension between these new directions that redefine the concept of “fibre art” based on examples of significant artists working in North America today. Based upon experimentation, these works differentiate the protagonists from decades before, thereby illustrating how a new vocabulary is created as the result of a formative radical gesture.

For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Venue: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

 
Start: September 26, 2013
End: November 9, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

Franco Arcieri: Astral Noise

Emerging artist Franco Arcieri investigates motion and movement with the use of fabric as a means of concealing
his body. Appearing as an achetype and performing in an almost dreamlike trance, the artist plays with our memory and
senses. Arcieri employs sculpture, video and sound to create an encounter with the viewer through an innovative fibre-based
performance.

For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Venue: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

 
Start: September 26, 2013
End: November 9, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

Oh Canada Eh! Food Tour

Dates: March 10 at 11:00 AM.

Dates: April 30, May 14, May 28, June 11, June 25, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 3, September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12 at 6:00 PM.

Oh Canada…our home and native food. Ever wondered just what constitutes Canadian food? We get asked that all the time. Join us on this very distinct tour showcasing the best in Canadian food and twists on food which make something very Canadian. We will be taking you to 5-7 food merchants and have you discover a few neighbourhoods while having the chance to ride the TTC, giving you a true Canadian experience. You will leave this tour with an understanding of distinct Canadian foods and where to find the best of Canadian food in the city.

For more details: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto

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Start: March 10, 2013
End: November 12, 2013
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Insanewich! Food Tour

Dates: March 16 at 11:00 AM.

Dates: April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29, September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, November 7, November 14 at 6:00 PM.

The Grid TO referred to this tour as a “Don’t Miss”. This isn’t your elementary school brown bag lunch tour of bologna on Wonder White Bread. This “Insanewich!” food tour will take you to our favourite hangouts in the city where you will taste and savour sandwiches from land and sea. This tour is totally dedicated to the art of the sandwich. You will visit and devour meats that have been marinated from 24 hours – 3 days. This tour promises to include menu items that are slow cooked, sloppy, and stacked with meat. The only prerequisite is plenty of napkins, two hands and maybe a fork. Are you “Insanewich” enough to join us?

For more detais: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto

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Start: March 16, 2013
End: November 14, 2013
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David Bowie Is

Straight from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, North America’s debut of hit exhibition includes culture icon’s original stage costumes, instruments, album art and music videos.

This fall the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) offers North America its first chance to take an exciting odyssey through the world of pioneering artist David Bowie—musician, performer and style icon—in the acclaimed exhibition David Bowie is, direct from the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, England. Spanning five decades and featuring more than 300 objects from Bowie’s personal archive, the multi-media show exposes the groundbreaking artist’s collaborations in the fields of fashion, sound, theatre, art and film. David Bowie is will open on Sept. 25, 2013 and runs to Nov. 27, 2013, giving Toronto two full months to live the experience. The AGO is the exhibition’s first stop on its world tour.

Acclaimed by the New York Times as “united in sound and vision in a way rarely seen in a museum,” David Bowie is marks the first international exhibition devoted to the British-born musician and performer (born David Robert Jones in 1947), who has sold more than 140 million albums to date throughout his genre-defying career. Organized thematically, the show immerses visitors in a spectacular and interactive trip through Bowie’s numerous personae and legendary performances, with particular attention paid to his artistic influences. His experiments with Surrealism, German Expressionism, Music Hall, mime and Japanese Kabuki performance are all explored in an explosion of colour, light and sound.

For more information: www.ago.net/david-bowie-is-coming-to-the-ago-this-fall

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: September 25, 2013
End: November 27, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art.

Guest curated by Steve Loft. Main Gallery, University Gallery, Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall.

This exhibition presents photographs from the Black Star Collection with contemporary works by aboriginal artists to examine the role of the artist as activist, as chronicler and as provocateur in the ongoing struggle for indigenous rights and self-empowerment. Artists include Vernon Ah Kee, Sonny Assu, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Dana Claxton, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Alan Michelson, Theo Sims, Skawennati and Jackson 2bears.

For more information: www.ryerson.ca/ric

RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE — 33 GOULD STREET

Ryerson Image Centre
Start: September 18, 2013
End: December 15, 2013
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Location: Ryerson Image Centre