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July 1, 2013

Category: Museums & Visual Arts

Aggravated Surfaces

Master watercolourist Warren Hoyano presents his contemporary version of this historic medium by revealing the underworld of shadows, stains, marks, and abstract traces from the quotidian. The artist’s inventive technique is a substractive process in which pigment is applied and then water is used to
mimic the natural processes of erosion and aging. Deliberate and accidental effects are exposed in a similar refrain of the patterns of daily life.
The result is delicate wash-like passages that rest beside dark, opaque areas. The feeling of time and process are evident in the work as light
and dark seem to float, while scale and illusion shapeshift in a Rorschach inkblot guessing game.

For more details: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

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

 
Start: May 16, 2013
End: July 2, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival from June 26th- July 6th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Over 50 film screenings Canadian and World premieres. Exclusive VIP galas with guest stars from Italy and around the world. Tickets on sale now. Single Film ticket $12.00, movie voucher of 8 films $60.00. Opening Reception June 26th at the Ritz Carlton $75.00 and $ 85.00 including Film. Visit our website www.icff.ca for details. The Ritz Carlton is offering special room rates for festival $285.00 including breakfast and Film tickets for 2 please reserve directly with Ritz Carlton. To reserve your Film tickets call TIFF Bell Lightbox 416 599 8433 or ICFF website.

Start: June 26, 2013
End: July 6, 2013
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Toronto/Krakow based Mark Filipiuk interconnects imagery with digital, brush and collage techniques. The photograhic
based works attempts to locate a typology of human personalities. On steel panels are multiple composites of adolescent
youth in the institutional setting of a high school as the literary subject matter. The portraits are created with in-camera
editing and post production digital techniques. The haunting and sparse images on metal plates are imbued with a psychological
charge informed by Filipiuk’s 25 year career as an educator and observer of what Nirvana, singer and songwriter Kurt Cobain
titled “Teen Spirit.” At first the works appear as a mimicry of paint, but the work rooted in photography — seeks to reflect
a merge of drawing, painting and digital based collage.

For more details: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive

 
Start: May 16, 2013
End: July 7, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

Forest Core

Maria Albulet’s work radiates a sense of control, maintaining a constant and consistent abstract image-field. This characterizes her as a
contemporary generation of abstract expressionist quietly informed by Joan Mitchell, Philip Guston, and Lila Lewis Irving. Bold colour
blocks of red and black conceptually form as opposed forces accentuating the stillness of a wooded thicket, suggesting that a forest
is a complex living entity of perfected harmony and universal balance. Mississauga based Albulet applies colour in methodical, short, hatch-like
strokes in her paintings. “I love the challenge of visual texture and detail.” The monochormatic colour fields resonate and seem to control
the viewer’s mind with the infinite and ongoing evolution of depth and wonder of the forest.

For more details: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

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

 
Start: May 16, 2013
End: July 7, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

ROM Friday Night Live

The premier social event Torontonians have been waiting for all winter is back – the third season of ROM Friday Night Live returns Friday, May 3, 2013. The city’s original and ultimate cultural social party for young adults is back and better than ever with more live
entertainment and in-gallery experiences, more food and drink options, and more Museum spaces open
to enjoy in unconventional ways every Friday night from May 3 to June 21, 2013.

For more information please visit: www.rom.on.ca

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

 
Start: May 3, 2013
End: July 21, 2013
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

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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YDS presents City Cinema: CULT CLASSICS

From June 25 – August 27, YDS presents City Cinema: CULT CLASSICS, free outdoor screenings of classic cult films, at sunset, every Tuesday. Films include the hilarious “Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” the beyond-quirky “Napoleon Dynamite,” and all time cult classic, “The Godfather.”

For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit ydsquare.ca

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — Yonge and Dundas Streets

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Start: June 25, 2013
End: August 27, 2013
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Location: Yonge-Dundas Square

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

Unconventional Portraits

The Bata Shoe Museum is excited to showcase the work of Tuscan photographer Matteo Brogi in celebration of Italian Heritage Month. Sophisticated and beautiful, Unconventional Portraits offers visitors the opportunity to “meet” the students, dancers, architects, fashion designers, wine producers, celebrity butchers, perfume makers and carabinieri that represent Italian society explored from the knee down. Revealing varied passions and lifestyles, Matteo’s work masterfully conveys an intricate weaving of emotion and story through the lens, illustrating the important role that footwear plays in the modern Italian identity.

An exhibition catalogue is available in the Museum gift shop beginning June 5.

Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 416.979.7799 or www.batashoemuseum.ca

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Start: June 5, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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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

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