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September 17, 2014 – December 7, 2014

Harun Farocki: Serious Games I–IV (2009–10)

Harun Farocki: Serious Games I–IV (2009–10) explores the use of virtual reality and gaming technology in U.S. military recruitment, training and after-action therapy, revealing fundamental links between technology and violence in a time of war. Young recruits engage in simulated combat training, which barely differs from video games produced as entertainment. Footage is included from a workshop demonstrating the use of computer re-enactments in the psychological care of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. As a large-scale installation, Serious Games focuses on the role of audiovisual culture in the spectacle of war.

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Ryerson Image Centre — 33 Gould Street

 
Start: September 17, 2014
End: December 7, 2014
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September 17, 2014 – December 19, 2014

Drone Wedding

In their ongoing investigation of the everyday impact of warfare, Toronto artist collective Public Studio (Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky) uses drone technology to provoke conversations about surveillance and conflict. Mechanized apparatuses visually record millions of images every day, documenting people’s lives, often without their awareness or permission. While surveillance has existed for some time, improved technology has led to greater consequences: targeted killing, collateral damage and the death of privacy. A catastrophic sequence of events often begins with a single image.

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Ryerson Image Centre — 33 Gould Street

 
Start: September 17, 2014
End: December 19, 2014
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December 7, 2013 – December 31, 2014

The AstraZeneca Human Edge

A new exhibition hall that explores all the wonders and possibilities of the human body.

Over 55 exhibits covering five dynamic themes: In the Beginning; Mind and Body Limits; Personal Limits; Pushing Past the Limits; and
Outer Limits.

Plunge into the mind of a free-diver to explore the respiratory system, tackle a climbing wall to see if your brain could take you to the summit and test your own personal limits as you run, row and dance your way through The AstraZeneca Human Edge. Discover stories of athletes, adventure seekers, extreme sports enthusiasts and others who have broken through barriers of what was once thought humanly possible.

The AstraZeneca Human Edge is a brand new exhibition hall created by the Ontario Science Centre. We collaborated extensively with leading experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, physiology, bio-mechanics and sports medicine to develop over 55 active and immersive experiences where visitors can learn about their own amazing bodies.

For more details: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/human/

Location: Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road

 
Start: December 7, 2013
End: December 31, 2014
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Location: Ontario Science Centre

August 23, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Alex Colville

More than 100 works by Canadian icon Alex Colville (1920-2013) will be presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario starting in summer 2014, marking the largest exhibition of the late artist’s work to date. Curated by Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s curator of Canadian art, the exhibition will honour Colville’s legacy and explore the continuing impact of his work from the perspectives of several prominent popular culture figures from film, literature and music.

Known for painting decidedly personal subject matter, Colville’s painstakingly precise images depict an elusive tension, capturing moments perpetually on the edge of change and the unknown, often imbued with a deep sense of danger. Featuring works assembled from museums and private collections nationwide, many of which have never been shown publicly, the exhibition spans Colville’s entire career, including iconic paintings such as Horse and Train, 1953; To Prince Edward Island, 1965; Woman in Bathtub, 1973; and Target Pistol and Man, 1980.

Born in Toronto in 1920, Colville was a painter, printmaker and veteran who drew his inspiration from the world around him, transforming the seemingly mundane figures and events of everyday life into archetypes of the modern condition. He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1982 and won a Governor General’s Visual and Media Arts Award in 2003.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Website: www.ago.net/alex-colville

Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: August 23, 2014
End: January 4, 2015
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June 14, 2014 – June 1, 2015

Manasie Akpaliapik

Manasie Akpaliapik was born in 1955 in a hunting camp near Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), Nunavut, on north Baffin Island. He spent his youth in Arctic Bay, relocated to Montreal, then settled in Toronto where he created all of these carvings. Now based in Ottawa and Montreal, Manasie is known for his animated and ambitious sculptures that sympathetically utilize the unique material and structure of bone, ivory and stone. Deeply connected to the culture and traditions of the Arctic, his works reflect a concern for the vulnerability of his homeland. They offer unflinching depictions of social ills that have impacted northern communities and reflect the belief that humans must live in balance with and respect all living things.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition is included with general admission.

Website: www.ago.net

Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: June 14, 2014
End: June 1, 2015
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