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April 17, 2013

Category: Museums & Visual Arts

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

Sweetness of the Work

Sweetness of the Work is part of a collection exploring the possibilities fo crystalline forms in the lace work. In this installation,
Mississauga-based Noelle Hamlyn works with cotton thread embroidered to create web like structures which are then exposed to a saline solution.
This process encourages the formation of crystals. The evapouration rate, sun exposure, temperature, salt type and saturation of the solution
were varied to create this delicate lace form, floating in space. The process, as well as the nature of the resulting salt crytals on the
embroidered surface creates an apt metaphor for the accumulation of stitches, labour and the hours invested in traditional women’s hand work.
Sweetness of the Work is an homage to the salt tears of the seamstress, as if a gentle meditation on the loss of traditional hand skills. It
also speaks to the hierarchical structures that shape our perception of “women’s work” exposing cloth and lace work as a sociopolitical medium
of contemporary relevance.

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

tiff.kids International Film Festival

TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

For more information, visit the TIFF Kids website.

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Start: April 9, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
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Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary with over 95 films representing 15 countries.

Sweden, Austria and the United Kingdom don’t produce many films dealing with Jewish history and identity. However, this year we present films from those places, which offer unusual or little-known stories and unconventional takes on familiar themes and genres.

From the UK, How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire offers a unique look at Jewish history in both the Ukraine and Northern Ireland. Simon and the Oaks, a Swedish family drama, offers a sumptuously-photographed and intricate psychological portrait of a young man, who must confront his newly-discovered Jewish identity in the years immediately following the Second World War. My BestEnemy is a thriller set during the Nazis’ annexing of Austria, which is audaciously filled with entertaining plot twists and elements of farce.

There are also wonderful comedies that should not be missed. From Argentina, My First Wedding is a comedy of errors filled with a cast of eccentric family members, and of course, a priest and a rabbi. Let My People Go is a charmingly offbeat French comedy that mocks Jewish and gay stereotypes. OSS 117: Lost in Rio is a laugh-outloud parody of 1960s spy films, from Michel Hazanavicius and Jean Dujardin, the Oscar®-winning director and star of The Artist. And many more…

For more details: www.tjff.com

Location: Various Venues

Start: April 11, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
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Althea Thauberger: Marat Sade Bohnice

The Power Plant is pleased to present Althea Thauberger’s Marat Sade
Bohnice
to North American audiences for the first time. Her project for The
Power Plant is an experimental documentary/video installation about the
staging of Peter Weiss’s 1963 play Marat/Sade at the Bohnice Psychiatric
Hospital in Prague. This new work approaches issues of timely reassessment,
institutionalization and shifting political terrain.

For more information, visit powerplant.org

 
Start: December 15, 2012
End: May 5, 2013
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Location: The Power Plant

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture describes a generation of
artists who juxtapose urban youth culture with Aboriginal identity to create
innovative and unexpected new works—in painting, sculpture, installation,
performance and video—that reflect the current realities of Aboriginal peoples
today.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and based on an initiative of
grunt gallery, the exhibition includes work by: Jackson 2bears, KC Adams,
Sonny Assu, Bear Witness, Jordan Bennett, Raymond Boisjoly,
Corey Bulpitt & Gurl 23, Kevin Lee Burton, Raven Chacon,
Nicholas Galanin, Maria Hupfield, Mark Igloliorte, Cheryl L’Hirondelle,
Duane Linklater, madeskimo, Dylan Miner, Kent Monkman,
Marianne Nicolson, Skeena Reece, Hoka Skenandore, and
Rolande Souliere.

For more information, visit thepowerplant.org

 
Start: December 15, 2012
End: May 5, 2013
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Location: The Power Plant

Patti Smith: Camera Solo

This exhibition is included with General Admission pricing. This winter the AGO offers a glimpse into the world of legendary musician and artist Patti Smith through an intimate exhibition featuring photographs, personal objects, and a short film. Patti Smith: Camera Solo provides a rare opportunity to experience a different side of this rock icon – best known for her profound influence on the nascent punk rock scene in the late 1970s and 80s – through her poetic expression in the visual arts.

The first presentation of Smith’s works in Canada, this exhibition highlights the continual connections between Smith’s photography and her interest in poetry and literature. For more than four decades, she has documented sights and spaces infused with personal significance. Her visual work possesses the same unfiltered, emotional quality prevalent in her poetry and music lyrics: their allure lies in their often dreamlike imagery; their modest scale belies their depth and power.

For more details: www.ago.net/patti-smith-camera-solo

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

Art Gallery of Ontario
Start: February 9, 2013
End: May 19, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art

Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art will explore how the city’s burgeoning economy of the time fostered a unique demand for artworks both religious and civic, as well as the collaborative nature of artistic production, a closer look at the workshops of artists, the stories behind the works and their subjects and insight into conservation research. Visitors will interact with the exhibition at numerous hands-on stations, offering the opportunity to explore inside the Renaissance artist’s studio, discover the pigments and tools used, hear music from a book whose pages will be reunited for the first time in over a century, view footage of Florence and see aspects of the works through the microscopes of conservators.

For more information: www.ago.net/RevealingTheEarlyRenaissance

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

Art Gallery of Ontario
Start: March 16, 2013
End: June 16, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

Exploring Cape Dorset Art

The new year brings a celebration of art and culture of the Inuit people of Cape Dorset (Kinngait) through three distinct exhibitions that bring into light this rich artistic community in the northern territory of Nunavut and its prolific contribution to the documentation of Inuit life and traditions that span over half a century.

These three unique exhibitions that form Exploring Cape Dorset Art are accompanied by many exhibition-related events and programs and are on display at the McMichael beginning in January and February, 2013 until June 16, 2013.

For more information: www.mcmichael.com

Location: The McMichael Canadian Art Collection — 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario

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Start: February 2, 2013
End: June 16, 2013
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Location: McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Lost in the Memory Place: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

The multimedia artworks of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller emphasize aural and visual experiences that transport the viewer to other realms of consciousness. Their work is highly scripted, meticulously detailed and often cinematic in scope, breaking down distinctions between fiction and everyday reality. Through various levels of engagement, the viewer becomes a participant, either witnessing a phenomenon or becoming immersed in a scenario and vitally activating it.

Janet Cardiff began collaborating with fellow Canadian artist and partner George Bures Miller in 1995. When Cardiff and Miller represented Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale with Paradise Institute (2001), they won both La Biennale di Venezia Special Award and the Benesse Prize, which recognizes artists who “break new artistic ground with an experimental and pioneering spirit.” They are now among the foremost artists of their generation, and their work has been shown around the world.

For more detais: www.ago.net/lost-in-the-memory-palace

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: April 6, 2013
End: August 18, 2013
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