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Monday, May 4th, 2015 (events found - 5)
media launch 2pm (see May 8 for public reception + performance)
RKG presents Istvan Kantor: Etude to Asylum – degenerate art. Curator: Robert Kananaj. Etude to Asylum is an Istvan Kantor state. [...] A select number of as yet unseen, recent works combine adapted and modified objects, extended mash-up graffiti, video projection, archival material and performance. "Alienation in progress", the over-institutionalized corporate-governed art world, is the subject explored during this exhibition. [...] Expelled from university and tagged anti-social, Kantor fled Hungary in 1976. [...] Initiated Neoism in 1979. [...] Banned from the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario, however, in 2004 he received the Governor General's Award at which point the media called him a "demonic artist" who "elevated vandalism to high art" ... more
RKG presents Istvan Kantor: Etude to Asylum – degenerate art. Curator: Robert Kananaj. Etude to Asylum is an Istvan Kantor state. Although since 2005, Kantor has created large installations and performances in contemporary art and media art centres in Germany, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and most recently in China, for the past decade in his own country Istvan has had some of his work accessible only from his open studio / garage based in Toronto – except when he has perpetrated unofficial, illegal events with no support. Last year Istvan Kantor reclaimed his fame in New York by splashing his blood on the wall of the Jeff Koons Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Istvan Kantor has chosen to mark his return with Etude to Asylum at RKG. A select number of as yet unseen, recent works combine adapted and modified objects, extended mash-up graffiti, video projection, archival material and performance. "Alienation in progress", the over-institutionalized corporate-governed art world, is the subject explored during this exhibition.
Expelled from university and tagged anti-social, Kantor fled Hungary in 1976. He obtained political refugee status in Paris and shortly after immigrated to Montreal. Initiated Neoism in 1979. In the early 80's, Kantor moved his Neoist Headquarters from Montreal to New York and declared himself "Self-appointed leader of the people of the Lower East Side." Forced back to Canada by criminal charges, Kantor moved his HQ to Toronto in 1991, where he created a family with partner in crime, Krista Goddess, and raised three children: Jericho, Babylon and Nineveh. Banned from the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario, however, in 2004 he received the Governor General's Award at which point the media called him a "demonic artist" who "elevated vandalism to high art."
Robert Kananaj Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
Jonathan Bolyki Gallery. Whole Gallery ... more
Jonathan Bolyki Gallery. Whole Gallery.
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery (T.O. Greater)
talk 1-2pm
"More Canadian Giants I've Met" – James Campbell, Curator / Director of Visual Arts Centre of Clarington returns to Station Galley to present the second part of his engaging and personal accounts of great figures in Canadian art. You're welcome to drop in, but when you RSVP we can be sure to set up your chair: 905 668 4185 or art@whitbystationgallery.com ... more
"More Canadian Giants I've Met" – James Campbell, Curator / Director of Visual Arts Centre of Clarington returns to Station Galley to present the second part of his engaging and personal accounts of great figures in Canadian art. You're welcome to drop in, but when you RSVP we can be sure to set up your chair: 905 668 4185 or art@whitbystationgallery.com.
Station Gallery (T.O. Environs)
film screening
Gallery Night at the Movies. Part of TIFF / Film Circuit, our monthly film series has launched its 19th season this fall. Screening times: 2pm, 4:30pm & 7:15pm. May 4: Boychoir ... more
Gallery Night at the Movies. Part of TIFF / Film Circuit, our monthly film series has launched its 19th season this fall. Screening times: 2pm, 4:30pm & 7:15pm.
Jan 5: Whiplash.
Feb 2
: Force Majeure.
Mar 23
: Mr. Turner.
Apr 13
: Still Alice.
May 4: Boychoir.
Tom Thomson Art Gallery (Ontario North-Central)
life drawing & painting
Spring Open Life Drawing & Painting (without instruction) on Monday & Friday evenings weekly 6-9pm. $15 or a 5-session pass for $60 ... more
Spring Open Life Drawing & Painting (without instruction) on Monday & Friday evenings weekly 6-9pm. $15 or a 5-session pass for $60.
Toronto School of Art (Art Schools)

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