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April 27, 2013

Category: Museums & Visual Arts

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

hot docs

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 20th annual edition from April 25 – May 5, 2013. An outstanding selection of 205 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and The Doc Shop. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.

For more details: www.hotdocs.ca

Venue: The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema — 506 Bloor Street West

Start: April 25, 2013
End: May 5, 2013
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The Don Valley Art Club (65th Year)

Come and Celebrate our 65th Anniversary, bring your friends and support your neighbourhood artists!!!

Opening Reception: Sunday April 28, 2013. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Show Dates and Hours. April 24, 25, 26, 27 to May 5, 2013. Noon to 4:00 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

The art show features a wide range of artistic styles from some one hundred artists. Works presented include a variety of original paintings created in
multi mediums. It is a great opportunity for Torontonians to see original art that is professionally displayed and ready to be hung in the office or home.

FREE ADMISSION! FREE PARKING! Call Todmorden Mills Heritage Site: 416-396-2819.

For more details: www.donvalleyartclub.com

Location: The Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site — 67 Pottery Road

Start: April 24, 2013
End: May 5, 2013
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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

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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

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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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Genesis: Sebastião Salgado

North American Premiere!

Roloff Beny Gallery, Michael Lee Crystal, Level 4 and Centre Block, Level 3.

GENESIS by internationally renowned social documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado makes its North American premiere at the ROM presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. GENESIS is an eight year photographic expedition travelling to 32 different locations around the planet, showcasing over two hundred hauntingly beautiful and provocative photographs aspiring to share the raw beauty of the landscapes, seascapes and people that have escaped the destructive reach of modern society. Curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado, GENESIS takes you on a journey to rediscover the far corners of the world and urges you to consider what is left of our planet, what is in peril and what is left to be saved.

For more details: www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/genesis-sebastiao-salgado

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

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Start: April 8, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

Game On 2.0: An Exhibition

The world’s largest celebration of video games making its first Canadian appearance, Game On 2.0 features game design, development, and production including multiplayer games, handheld devices, original concept and character art, and the history’s most influential arcade machines. From Pong to Guitar Hero; the Ontario Science Centre will host Game On 2.0 which offers a hands-on exploration of video game history and culture. Visitors will experience more than 60 years of gaming entertainment and technology; from the very first commercial coin-operated game to the latest in virtual reality and 3D gaming.

Game On 2.0 tracks the development of video games from the earliest computer games to arcade-era hits and the very latest from today’s multi-billion dollar industry with more than 150 playable games from across the history of the medium – including pinball games – as well as rarely-seen consoles, controllers and collectables.

Location: Ontario Science Centre – 770 Don Mills Road

Visit the Ontario Science Centre website for more information.

Game On 2.0 is an exhibition organized and toured by the Barbican Centre which is owned and funded by the City of London Corporation. Game On 2.0 is presented by triOS College. This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. Media Partner: The Toronto Star

Otario Science Centre
Start: March 9, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Location: Ontario Science Centre