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September 2, 2013

Category: Museums & Visual Arts

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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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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Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art

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.

Read more → www.thepowerplant.org/Exhibitions/2013/Summer/Postscript.aspx

The Power Plant — 231 Queens Quay West

 
Start: June 22, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Jimmy Robert: Draw The Line

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

 
Start: June 22, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Adult Archery

Monday, September 2, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Price: $40.00 + HST/person.

Casa Loma is pleased to offer an Archery Workshop catering to adults only. Join our NCCP trained archery coach, Shawn Adams, for an opportunity to learn the history and techniques involved in the ancient sport of archery. This hands-on workshop is suited to beginners and will afford all participants the chance to develop and hone their archery skills.

Casa Loma Archery classes are very popular! Class size is small and limited to 10 people/session. To avoid disappointment, please register early.

Price includes admission to Casa Loma.

To register, please phone 647-725-0707.

For more details: www.casaloma.org/events.index.gk#20415

Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

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Summer Music Series

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

All Concerts:
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

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Start: June 25, 2013
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011+91 | 011+92

011+91 | 011+92 is a curatorial research project that aims to initiate a critical discourse and presentation by exploring locational identity by artists, some of whom are first and second generation Canadians, who hail from South Asia. What part does a geographical divide play in notions of home, place and being?

Mississauga represents the diaspora of many cultures – an estimated 58% of citizens speak Hindi, Urdu, or Punjabi as a first language. The artists in this exhibition respond to the act of communicating to, from or about home, framing contemporary artists at the forefront of a social conversation where identity may or not be central to the work, whereas life experience and humanistic values are at the forefront. In an age of when we are everywhere at once, how can being and displacement create a homing instinct? In the Canada of tomorrow, home to an ever-increasing global diaspora and to heterogeneous, urban immigrant communities, can the hierarchical, colonial past be erased with emergent identities giving a new face to our nation? With the interface between ethnicity and the arts in Canada in the future being unpredictable, only one reality seems certain: a growing number and variety of artistic expressions of multiple and cross-cultural ethnicities comprise a strong future where a sense of home in conjunction with a connection to the new form a richer construct of self.

For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

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

 
Start: July 18, 2013
End: September 7, 2013
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Past | Present

Past | Present is the first retrospective exhibition of acclaimed Canadian artist Panchal Mansaram and includes examples from all facets of his career. Tracing Mansaram’s considerable artistic output, the exhibition features more than 20 preparatory drawings, sketches, collage studies and panels relating to his early work from the 1960’s through to 2013. Mansaram was born in Mount Abu, in Rajasthan India. He studied at the Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai from 1954 – 1959, and from 1963-64, he attended the State Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands on a Dutch Government Fellowship. Mansaram first came into contact with the Toronto art world in the late 1970s, when he also met Marshall McLuhan, and the two formed a life-long friendship built upon ideas, art and dialogue.

The exhibition features several early pieces, among the first of Mansaram’s exhibited works, which offer a glimpse into the artist’s struggle to channel cultural commentary into layered, subversive observations of Canadian life. The exhibition also includes a selection of Mansaram’s collaborations with McLuhan. Drawing on the artist’s interest in the image, palimpsest and colour, the exhibition presents a range of artistic styles and strategies and explores how Mansaram developed dynamic new ideas within the field of digital, painting and collage.

A significant portion of the exhibition is devoted to collages, a medium that in its myriad forms has consumed the artist throughout his career. Produced between 1978 and 2011, this body of work highlights the commitment and vision of a senior artist. The exhibition also includes research material, preliminary sketches, photographs and storyboards related to the evolution of Mansaram with images, pages and publications that reveal the artist’s legacy.

For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

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

 
Start: July 18, 2013
End: September 7, 2013
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XIT-RM | Alice Wang: The fallacy of misplaced concreteness

The video considers the artist’s family history in China, from her grandfather’s secret operative work for the Chinese government during WWII, with a masquerade of wealth as his cover in Hong Kong, to the violent reforms of the 1960s, and the perception of this privilege that lead to his family’s torment. Memory and history come in and out of focus, across generations. The backdrop of a Cultural Revolution set in Zhenbeibao Western Film Studio, a site of artifice, allows an interrogation of how we see history. A tour of a lens factory furthers this line of questioning, the mechanical construction of sight laid bare before us.

For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

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

 
Start: July 18, 2013
End: September 7, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga