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Thursday, June 1st, 2017 (events found - 8)

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music. art. conversation. 7-11:30pm
AGO First Thursdays. 19+ (ID required). Cash bar. First Thursdays admission: advance tickets $13 non-members / $11 AGO members; at the door $16 non-members / $14 AGO members. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Jun 1: Pride Month Launch Party. Pride Toronto 2017 celebrates its official launch at the AGO with a visionary program created by Syrus Marcus Ware and Kyisha Williams on behalf of Blackness Yes, who have programmed the legendary Blockorama stage for nearly 20 years.The night brings together DJs Durty Dabz and Craig Dominic, artist projects by Melisse Watson, Rodney Diverlus and Ella Cooper, a special installation of artist-designed banners created for the Blockorama stage, pop-up talks by artists, activists and curators including Barak adé Soleil, hands-on interactive art-making. Headlining set at 10pm in Walker Court: Jungelpussy.
http://bit.ly/2qSRloh ... more
AGO First Thursdays.
19+ (ID required). Cash bar.
First Thursdays admission: advance tickets $13 non-members / $11 AGO members; at the door $16 non-members / $14 AGO members.
Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.
Oct 6: We Do Us. October's First Thursday celebrates the opening of the landmark exhibition Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989, that features a dynamic collection of artists and collectives responsible for the development of our city's wide-ranging art scene. We have invited the next generation of makers to reflect on their stories – Kardinal Offishall headlines with a DJ set at 10pm; Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Krafty Queers, and AGO's artist-in-residence Walter Scott present work. In addition, don't miss pop-up talks by AGO Assistant Curator, Canadian and Indigenous Art, Wanda Nanibush and others, and a special selection of Out of the Vaults. *SOLD OUT.
Nov 3: Be Magik. November's First Thursday celebrates the opening of the blockbuster exhibition Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more, with a roster of local artists working in performance that bring their own magik to the night. Exploring alternative terrains are Edwin Huizinga and Jennifer Nichols, No Object collective, and don't miss an opportunity for a reading by various artists on topics of self. Music headliner is Witch Prophet and 88 Days of Fortune collective.
Dec 1: What Now. December's First Thursday looks back at the year that was. Has it been the worst year of our lives? How to move forward? How to find hope? How to heal? Bringing together Zebra Katz and a group of local artists, including Lisa Smolkin, ReBaie by Rebée, and Yuula Benivolski, we'll think and feel our way toward new realities and new beginnnings. First Thursdays partners with Canadian Art for a series of talks. Speakers inlude Kai Cheng Thom, Erdem Tasdelen, Syrus Marcus Ware, and Merray Gerges. On display: a special collection of artwork in our pop-up Out of the Vaults installation. Spinning: DJ New Chance.
Feb 2: Shapeshifters. The February First Thursday launches the year by bringing together artists who envision spaces of potential, transformation and audacity. Our headliner is the Toronto-based singer-songwriter, artist and force Lido Pimienta. Additional sounds will be provided by DJ DurtyDabz and DJ Ace Dillinger. The night will also feature artist projects by dancer-choreographer Ellen Furey, and music producer and performer SlowPitchSound with collaborator Libydo. On display: a special collection of artwork in our pop-up Out of the Vaults installation.
Mar 2: Still Nasty. The future is feminist. This March, the AGO partners with OCAD University to present a special edition of First Thursdays, guest curated by OCADU's graduate class in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. The night's program aims to explore, through a feminist lens, a future that imagines possibilities for diversity of representation and experiences – a future that is more open, more free, more feminist, and non-deterministic. Headlining with a live performance is the celebrated queer Black feminist artist – and Toronto legend – d'bi.young anitafrika with her band The 333. The program features installations and performances by Toronto-based artist Hazel Meyer, interdisciplinary artist Mariam Magsi, and Iranian-born emerging photographer and installation artist Zahra Saleki. In addition, interactive projects by Golboo Amani and Coco Guzman, and pop-up talks by artist Aylan Couchie, and curators / writers Genevieve Flavelle and Robin McDonald, and a special collection of artwork in our pop-up Out of the Vaults installation. Additional sounds will be provided by DJs CL and Mary Mack.
Apr 6: Mobilize. In our world where foundations are shifting, we mark the start of spring with movement, mobilizing ourselves toward an unseen goal. Our headliner is the Toronto-based DJ Yung Bambii. Fresh off a tour with with Mykki Blanco, Bambii is supported by members of Yes Yes Y'All collective, who are taking over Walker Court and Galleria Italia. The night features dancer-choreographer Zoja Smutny's Rosé Porn, and a project by Toronto artist Erika DeFreitas. In addition: hands-on collective art projects, pop-up talks including Hooded Fang's April Aliermo, a special collection of artwork in our Out of the Vaults installation, an artist-designed program edition, and delicious food and drinks.
May 4
: Gender Trouble. Toronto's biggest art party celebrates the legacy and influence of Georgia O'Keeffe. Headlining is Toronto's beloved and fierce Maylee Todd, who brings her multimedia Virtual Womb project to life in Walker Court. The night will also feature artist projects by Catherine MacTavish and Madelyne Beckles. Author Julie Cameron Gray and illustrator Kendra Yee will present hands-on interactive projects. There will also be a series of pop-up talks, including a representative from the Canadian Synesthesia Association, our monthly Out of the Vaults installation, DJs, drinks and dancing.
Jun 1
: Pride Month Launch Party. Pride Toronto 2017 celebrates its official launch at the AGO with a visionary program created by Syrus Marcus Ware and Kyisha Williams on behalf of Blackness Yes, who have programmed the legendary Blockorama stage for nearly 20 years.The night brings together DJs Durty Dabz and Craig Dominic, artist projects by Melisse Watson, Rodney Diverlus and Ella Cooper, a special installation of artist-designed banners created for the Blockorama stage, pop-up talks by artists, activists and curators including Barak adé Soleil, hands-on interactive art-making. Headlining set at 10pm in Walker Court: Jungelpussy.
http://bit.ly/2qSRloh.
Art Gallery of Ontario (T.O. Downtown)
first day
Marjorie Moeser: Traces of Memory (East & West Galleries).
Carol Rossman: Explorations (East & West Galleries) ... more
Marjorie Moeser: Traces of Memory (East & West Galleries).
Carol Rossman: Explorations (East & West Galleries).
David Kaye Gallery (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
photo presentation, Fun Fair by Heinrich Zille ... more
photo presentation, Fun Fair by Heinrich Zille.
Heinrich Zille (1858-1929) was a pioneer of social documentary photography and is often called the world's first "street photographer." Most famous for recording Berlin's contradictory vibrancy and precariousness at the beginning of the 20th century with a hand-held camera, he also captured the cultural idiosyncrasies of the times, for example in snapshots of Wild West shows as popular fairground attractions. The Goethe-Institut presents two of Zille's images, taken in 1897 and 1900, depicting "exotic" live displays of indigenous people. The photos are based on prints taken by Thomas Struth in 1985 from Zille's original glass plate negatives. Fun Fair is part of a Goethe-Institut Toronto series of investigations of "the Other", exploring how we identify and segregate ourselves, how we learn about and unlearn from each other.
The works are accompanied by a reading room that includes an exclusive essay on the fairground photos by Professor Gerald McMaster, OCADU, and an aesthetic appreciation of Zille's work by Jeff Wall and Roy Arden, as well as the ethnological documentary THE TRIBES OF COLOGNE by Anja Dreschke.
Talk and reception with Gerald McMaster & Deepali Dewan Fri 5 May, 6pm. FREE & open to the public.
Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Goethe-Institut (T.O. Downtown)
fundraising art party 8pm
POWER BALL XIX: STEREO VISION. The Power Plant collaborates with fashion house Max Mara once again to present Toronto's most notorious art party: Power Ball XIX: Stereo Vision ... more
POWER BALL XIX: STEREO VISION. The Power Plant collaborates with fashion house Max Mara once again to present Toronto's most notorious art party: Power Ball XIX: Stereo Vision.
The Power Plant (T.O. Downtown)
final day of exhibition
Community Arts Guild – a multi-media production ... more
Community Arts Guild – a multi-media production.
Cedar Ridge Gallery (T.O. Greater)
panel discussion 6:30pm
Panel discussion, in connection with the exhibition Waterloo Architecture in Venice ... more
Panel discussion, in connection with the exhibition Waterloo Architecture in Venice.
Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange | Design at Riverside Gallery (Ontario South-West)
first day
Doug Maracle. Featuring sculptures and works on paper by Mohawk artist Doug Maracle ... more
Doug Maracle. Featuring sculptures and works on paper by Mohawk artist Doug Maracle.
Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre (Ontario South-West)
first day of bidding
online auction – West Coast Modern: The Collection of Jane Rule and Helen Sonthoff / First Nations and Inuit Art / Canadian Contemporary Photography / Fine Canadian Art ... more
online auction – West Coast Modern: The Collection of Jane Rule and Helen Sonthoff / First Nations and Inuit Art / Canadian Contemporary Photography / Fine Canadian Art.
Heffel Fine Art Auction House (Art Auctions / Trusts)