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North York
4700 Keele Street, Accolade East Building, Toronto ON M3J 1P3
hours: Mon-Fri 10-4, Wed 10-8, Sun 12-5. Sat closed.
admission: Everything OUT THERE is free.
T: 416 736 5169
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www.theAGYUisOutThere.org
Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)
5 Apr -- 4 Jun 2017 | opening reception Wed 5 Apr, 6-9pm (FREE Performance Bus departs OCADU, 100 McCaul Street, at 6pm sharp, returns downtown at 9pm):
Derek Liddington. the body will always bend before it breaks, the tower will always break before it bends. A solo exhibition of new work by Toronto artist Derek Liddington is a performance of two photographic stills taken from two 1928 Ballets Russes productions – Ode and Apollon Musagète – staged back-to-back across two sites: the Art Gallery of York University and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (23 Jun – 10 Sep 2017). Anchored by a co-commissioned video, each exhibition uses the "performance still" as a dramaturgical framework for the development of its score and mise-en-scèneOde at AGYU and Apollon Musagète at SAAG. These exhibitions are neither intended to bring to life the particular productions nor rehearse their subject matter or theme, however. Rather, Liddington animates the space in-between performance and image as a point of departure for his ongoing investigation into narrative (meaning) and abstraction (aesthetics) ... more
Derek Liddington. the body will always bend before it breaks, the tower will always break before it bends.
A solo exhibition of new work by Toronto artist Derek Liddington is a performance of two photographic stills taken from two 1928 Ballets Russes productions – Ode and Apollon Musagète – staged back-to-back across two sites: the Art Gallery of York University and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (23 Jun – 10 Sep 2017).
Anchored by a co-commissioned video, each exhibition uses the "performance still" as a dramaturgical framework for the development of its score and mise-en-scèneOde at AGYU and Apollon Musagète at SAAG. These exhibitions are neither intended to bring to life the particular productions nor rehearse their subject matter or theme, however. Rather, Liddington animates the space in-between performance and image as a point of departure for his ongoing investigation into narrative (meaning) and abstraction (aesthetics).
The FREE Performance Bus departs OCADU (100 McCaul Street) on Wed 5 Apr at 6pm sharp and returns downtown at 9pm. Join Toronto artist and model Chris Heller for an out-of-the-classroom and onto-a-school-bus life drawing class while travelling en route to the exhibition opening.
AGYU Vitrines. Sheri Nault arranges still lives composed of elements from the natural world. Grounded in the necessity of growing alternative knowledges, her work cultivates an intimacy and sensitivity to the changing environment through imbedded ecological sensibilities, shared stories, and relayed connections, re-framing dichotomatic power structures ... more
AGYU Vitrines. Sheri Nault arranges still lives composed of elements from the natural world. Grounded in the necessity of growing alternative knowledges, her work cultivates an intimacy and sensitivity to the changing environment through imbedded ecological sensibilities, shared stories, and relayed connections, re-framing dichotomatic power structures.
5 -- 22 Jun 2017 | opening reception Mon 5 Jun, 4-9pm:
AGYU Curatorial Intensive. art( i f)ACTS.
Josef Albers, Nedda Baba, Nicole Clouston, Joseph Drapell, Liz Magor, Sheri Nault, Ron Shuebrook, Amber Helene Müller St. Thomas, Erin Vincent, Joyce Wieland, Xuan Ye, and two anonymous artists.
Curated by Belinda Ho-Yan Kwan.
Location: Gales Gallery, 105 Accolade West Building, York University, Keele Campus, Toronto. Gales Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-4pm.
In The Writing of History (1988), Michel de Certeau famously outlines how claims to history and truth act as apparatuses for the contemporary acquisition and execution of power. Contemporary historians, active in the process of interpreting traces of the past, unavoidably insert present and personal stakes into distant, once-embodied events. Historiographic operations therefore write their own contemporary narratives, rather than providing clear-cut access to bygone manifestations.
Using de Certeau's insight as a point of departure, art( i f)ACTS examines historiography as a radical practice: an active process with the potential to unfold new possibilities for being and knowing, or an exit strategy in response to institutionalized narratives and power relations.
The exhibition, art( i f)ACTS, emerges as part of the Winter 2017 AGYU Curatorial Intensive, a partnership with York's Department of Visual Art and Art History. Curated by MA Art History candidate Belinda Ho-Yan Kwan, mentored by AGYU staff, art( i f)ACTS examines the AGYU collection as a site of ongoing historiography and a host of varying temporal forces ... more
AGYU Curatorial Intensive. art( i f)ACTS.
Josef Albers, Nedda Baba, Nicole Clouston, Joseph Drapell, Liz Magor, Sheri Nault, Ron Shuebrook, Amber Helene Müller St. Thomas, Erin Vincent, Joyce Wieland, Xuan Ye, and two anonymous artists.
Curated by Belinda Ho-Yan Kwan.
Location: Gales Gallery, 105 Accolade West Building, York University, Keele Campus, Toronto. Gales Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-4pm.
In The Writing of History (1988), Michel de Certeau famously outlines how claims to history and truth act as apparatuses for the contemporary acquisition and execution of power. Contemporary historians, active in the process of interpreting traces of the past, unavoidably insert present and personal stakes into distant, once-embodied events. Historiographic operations therefore write their own contemporary narratives, rather than providing clear-cut access to bygone manifestations.
Using de Certeau's insight as a point of departure, art( i f)ACTS examines historiography as a radical practice: an active process with the potential to unfold new possibilities for being and knowing, or an exit strategy in response to institutionalized narratives and power relations.
The exhibition, art( i f)ACTS, emerges as part of the Winter 2017 AGYU Curatorial Intensive, a partnership with York's Department of Visual Art and Art History. Curated by MA Art History candidate Belinda Ho-Yan Kwan, mentored by AGYU staff, art( i f)ACTS examines the AGYU collection as a site of ongoing historiography and a host of varying temporal forces.
NEW publication

Is Toronto Burning
? New book by Philip Monk from the fall 2014 exhibition, Is Toronto Burning? 1977 / 1978 / 1979: Three Years in the Making (and Unmaking) of the Toronto Art Scene. Designed by Black Dog Publishing. ... more
NEW publication

Is Toronto Burning
? New book by Philip Monk from the fall 2014 exhibition, Is Toronto Burning? 1977 / 1978 / 1979: Three Years in the Making (and Unmaking) of the Toronto Art Scene. Designed by Black Dog Publishing.