July 30, 2013
Category: Museums & Visual Arts
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
Celebrating hockey fans one team at a time. On 30 selected days this summer, the Hockey Hall of Fame will spotlight a different NHL team. The first 1,000 guests with paid admission on these days will receive a free Hockey Hall of Fame “Game-Worn Jersey” trading card of the featured team’s captain. Show up wearing the apparel of the scheduled team and receive half price admission and a chance to win prizes including a trip to the 2014 NHL Winter Classic.
Schedule and details at HHOF.com
Location: Hockey Hall of Fame — 30 Yonge Street, Brookfield Place
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
During your visit, take a break and enjoy a lovely picnic on the enchanted grounds of Casa Loma. We’ll do the work; you just pick up your basket, spread out the blanket, and relax in the sunshine.
Picnic Basket for Two: $25.50 (taxes included). Available Wednesday to Sunday.
Click here: tinyurl.com/paxsw3e for more information and menu.
Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace
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.
Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park
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
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
Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams and Andrea Andersson, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art is a group exhibition featuring the work of more than fifty Canadian and international artists and writers. It is the first exhibition to examine the work of conceptual writing, investigating the roots of the movement in the art of the 1960s and 70s and presenting contemporary examples of text-based art practices. The Power Plant brings Postscript to the gallery to explore the place of language within contemporary art and broadly examine its relationship to history.
The Power Plant — 231 Queens Quay West
Curated by Julia Paoli, Assistant Curator at The Power Plant.
The Power Plant is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by French artist Jimmy Robert. Robert’s practice typically explores the corporeal potential of a range of media including photography, drawing, film, video, sculpture, and performance. In his first Canadian solo exhibition, Robert addresses questions of limits: of his body, of the media he uses, of our understanding of exhibitions, and the various disciplines his work encompasses. At the centre of Draw the Line is a commissioned performance project that takes place within this installation of new and past work at The Power Plant.
Read more → www.thepowerplant.org/Exhibitions/2013/Summer/Jimmy-Robert.aspx
The Power Plant — 231 Queens Quay West
This summer, guests can experience one of the best views in Toronto while enjoying a relaxing drink, a barbeque and some outstanding music on our outdooor terrace.
Tuesday June 25: Casa-Palooza.
Jessie Pitcher brings his signature acoustic sound to a wide variety of musical styles. Captivating renditions of familiar classics meld seamlessly through 90s rock and current pop hits. www.jessepitcher.ca
Tuesday, July 23: All That Jazz at Casa Loma.
Jazz and blues vocalist Cara Matthew released her debut album, “Make You Feel My Love,” in 2009. Her record features arrangements of tunes by Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan and other popular artists. www.caramatthew.com
Wednesday, August 14: Happy Days at Casa Loma.
The Dreamboats are bringing back good ol’fashioned Rock n’ Roll! Playing selections from The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and more. The Dreamboats deliver an exciting nostalgic show. www.thedreamboatsband.com
Thursday, September 3: A Night at the Opera at Casa Loma.
NARIA is and contains 4 brilliant voices whose vocal prowess and original compositions features opera, pop techno and world music with classical high notes while exhibiting their intimate personal style. www.nariagroup.com
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Cover Charge: $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door (cash only at the door).
Food, Beverages, Wine and Beer are available for purchase on-site.
Dates and artists may be subject to change. For more information, please visit www.casaloma.org or phone 647-725-1822 to buy your tickets now.
Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace