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September 18, 2014 – September 21, 2014

The Sketchbook Project

Trinity Square, 1 Trinity Street

September 18 – 21

The Sketchbook Project is an evolving library that features more than 18,000 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 130+ countries. The Sketchbook Project transports thousands of sketchbooks city-to-city in their custom Mobile Library. Join us for the only Toronto stop on the tour, and you’ll be able to make a free library card on-site and search our catalog by tag words, location, themes, and even find books by local artists.

Free admission.

For more information, please visit www.sketchbookproject.com

 
Start: September 18, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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June 28, 2014 – September 21, 2014

Charles Edenshaw

This exhibition constitutes the first comprehensive survey of works by this ninetheenth century carver of wood, argillite and metal and affords a rare opportunity to consider Charles Edenshaw’s creative output as a totality. It is structured around four principal themes that expand on aspects of Edenshaw’s art and his legacy. The first section, Haida Traditions, features a number of objects the artist made for his family and for practical use that demonstrate the depth of cultural values imbedded in his work. The next section, featuring carved platters, is focused on Edenshaw’s representation of Haida stories and his development of Narrative structures. The section that follows is dedicated to Edenshaw’s celebrated Style and draws attention to defining characteristics of his aesthetic through a range of objects, including model poles and bracelets as well as the painted designs on hats and baskets. The final section centres on the artist’s incorporation of diverse cultural influences and the complex New Forms that resulted through increased contact with Europeans, such as walking sticks and silver spoons.

Charles Edenshaw is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Robin K. Wright, Professor of Art History, Curator and Director of the Bill Holm Center at the Burke Museum, University of Washington and Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery, with Haida advisors James Hart and Robert Davidson. The exhibition is made possible with support from The Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Government of Canada through the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, and Mr. David Aisenstat.

Website: www.mcmichael.com

McMichael Canadian Art Collection — 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario

 
Start: June 28, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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June 11, 2014 – September 21, 2014

The Eternity Code: Archaeology, Textiles and Preservation

How have textiles – among the most fragile and vulnerable artifacts – survived over centuries? Learn about the materials and techniques found in archaeological textiles and the conditions that have allowed for their survival through this exhibition of Peruvian and Coptic textiles from the Textile Museum of Canada collection. Woven cloth, basketry, cordage and matting have been integral to every culture and every historical moment – Paleolithic to contemporary – providing direct evidence of social, political, and economic conditions over time and space. The Eternity Code explores early textile technologies and their roles in symbolic communication through ciphers, signs and patterns as well as their social functions in ceremony, ritual and everyday life.

For more details: www.textilemuseum.ca

Textile Museum of Canada — 55 Centre Avenue

Textile Museum of Canada
Start: June 11, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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May 31, 2014 – September 28, 2014

Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint

American artist Matthew Barney is renowned internationally for his provocative and richly visual sequences of sculpture, video, and performance. Elaborate and inscrutable, projects such as the CREMASTER Cycle (1994-2002) – a series of five feature-length films – weave mythological storylines, art-historical references, and abject symbolism through questions of artistic production.

DRAWING RESTRAINT (1987-present) is a significant and long-term project for Barney, in which he proposes art-making as parallel to athletic training: the development of form occurs through resistance. Begun while still a student at Yale, Barney was influenced by his background as an athlete and sought to foreground the physical body and its tensions in a studio practice. DRAWING RESTRAINT comprises drawings, sculpture, photographs and video works emerging from his self-imposed and increasingly complex obstacles and scenarios. Considered together, DRAWING RESTRAINT forms an ongoing proposition for the harnessing of one’s impulses and drives into a desired output, artistic or otherwise. They demonstrate the underpinnings of Barney’s work, in which the body plays a central role, and ritualistic processes of creation are explored through manifold materials, settings, and personas.

Website: www.ago.net

Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: May 31, 2014
End: September 28, 2014
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July 24, 2014 – October 19, 2014

The Sahmat Collective

Organized by the Smart Museum of Art.

Since 1989, the influential Delhi-based Sahmat Collective has offered a platform for artists, writers, poets, musicians,
actors, and activists to create and present works of art that promote artistic freedom and celebrate secular, egalitarian values.
The collective formed in the weeks after playwright, actor, and activist Safdar Hashmi was fatally attacked by political thugs while
performing a street play. In the more than twenty years since, Sahmat has drawn on India’s secular heritage and an expansive group of collaborators
to produce a series of projects that engage in important political and social debates through a mix of high art and street culture.

Sahmat has been at the heart of what co-curator Ram Rahman likens to “India’s culture wars.” Animated by the urgent belief that art can propel
change and that culture can reach across boundaries, Sahmat has created space for an expansive group of artists and collaborators to present powerful
works of art that defend freedom of expression and battle intolerance within India’s often divisive political landscape.

Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive

Website: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

 
Start: July 24, 2014
End: October 19, 2014
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July 24, 2014 – October 19, 2014

The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989

Opening Reception: July 24, 6 pm

FREE bus from The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W) at 6 pm

Organized by the Smart Museum of Art

Curated by Jessica Moss and Ram Rahman

Animated by the urgent belief that art can propel change and that culture can reach across boundaries, the influential Delhi-based Sahmat Collective has created space for an expansive group of artists and collaborators to present powerful works of art that defend freedom of expression and battle intolerance within India’s often divisive political landscape. The exhibition features a selection of art and ephemera that situates two decades of contemporary Indian art within the political sphere while meditating on art’s capacity as a force for change.

Website: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

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

 
Start: July 24, 2014
End: October 19, 2014
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June 11, 2014 – October 26, 2014

The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Experience science in the key of rock! Have you ever wondered about the science behind rock ‘n’ roll? How has technology shaped this multi-billion dollar industry? How can performers bring hundreds of thousands of screaming fans to their feet? What physiological effects does rock have on the listener? The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll is an interactive exhibition that provides a fresh look at the history of rock from the perspective of science and technology. See how music has shaped the tools of rock – and how those tools have changed the music.

The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll is included with general admission to the Science Centre.

Website: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/rocknroll

Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road

 
Start: June 11, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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September 17, 2014 – October 26, 2014

Spit and Image

Toronto-based artist and writer Sam Cotter works across photography, film, installation and sculpture to examine issues of visual representation. In his installation Spit and Image (2012–14), Cotter explores parallels between spatial illusion and linguistic instability through the creation of an expanded cinema work that combines a continually looping film with an asynchronous poetic monologue. The installation utilizes a two-way mirror as a screen, extending the temporal and spatial ambiguities of cinematic representation into the space of the gallery.

Please visit our website: www.ryerson.ca/ric

Ryerson Image Centre — 33 Gould Street

 
Start: September 17, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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October 24, 2014 – October 27, 2014

October 24 – October 27, 2014. Over 100 international art galleries! Thousands of artworks; from modern masters to contemporary art, painting to sculpture, photography to video. On-site art installations; diverse programming including speaker series, panel discussions and public tours.

For more details: www.arttoronto.ca

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building Hall A, B & C – 255 Front Street West

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Start: October 24, 2014
End: October 27, 2014
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September 17, 2014 – December 7, 2014

Dispatch: War Photographs in Print — 1854 – 2008

By comparing original prints with their reproductions in magazines, and in exhibiting other modes through which visual news is disseminated, DISPATCH reveals that taking a shot is only one step in the process of illustrating a war. Picture editors and art directors have always selected, trimmed, ordered and sequenced war photographs to suit their particular needs. This exhibition views these photographs not as windows open to the world, but as representations that are the product of changing editorial figures, aesthetic priorities and historical contexts. From Roger Fenton’s collodion plate photographs taken during the Crimean War (1853–1856) to Luc Delahaye’s images of the recent conflicts in Afghanistan (2001–present), the photographic representation of war has evolved dramatically in the Western press over the past 150 years.

Please visit our website: www.ryerson.ca/ric

Ryerson Image Centre — 33 Gould Street

 
Start: September 17, 2014
End: December 7, 2014
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