- The Past Is Present – Ngo Van Sac Solo Exhibition
Date: Thu. April 4, 2013 - Sun. May 5, 2013.
Location: The East Gallery (334 Dundas Street West) - Toronto
Ngo Van Sac, winner of Vietnam’s 2012 Dogma national portrait competition, explores the theme of temporal overlap from a variety of compelling perspectives in his solo exhibit, The Past Is The Present, at The East Gallery. His wood-engravings and –burnings, paintings and collages evocatively capture the paradox of a country rushing to modernize while at the same time holding fast to images of the past.
Exhibit Dates: April 4 – May 5. Open daily from 9:00AM – 11:00PM
Opening Reception is on Saturday April 6, from 3:00PM – 6:00 PM
For more information, please the website here
PROFUSION by Sonal Raje
Date: Fri. April 12, 2013 - Sun. April 28, 2013.
Location: Promenade Gallery (943 B Lakeshore Road East) - Mississauga, ON
“PROFUSION”: A Solo exhibition of paintings by Sonal Raje
April 12- April 28, 2013
Profusion, an exhibition of Sonal’s new works, will take place at Promenade Gallery.
Opening reception: Friday 12 of April 2013, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Time: Gallery is opened daily from 11:00am – 7:00pm. Sundays by appointment only
Location: 943 B Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga , ONT, L5E 1E3
For more information contact : 647 286 9596.
Sonal Raje lives in Guelph, and has been painting for past two decades. With diploma in applied arts from Mumbai India, her recent exhibitions in Canada, Hungary, India , USA and recently in Italy, have successfully launched her career as a professional painter. Sonal explains that cultural roots in India, travels through Europe, and the natural beauty of her hometown Guelph contributed towards the new exhibition,” Profusion” . The exhibition displays around 18 paintings that richly embody the colors and abstract expression in form and value. Sonal experiments with texture but keeps her vision focused on balance and depth. Her acrylic paintings speak volumes about her experiences of travel and learning as she seeks her inspiration from nature and Canadian landscape.
AmérAsia Film Festival
Date: Thu. April 25, 2013 - Sun. May 5, 2013.
Location: Various Venues (various locations) - Montréal, QC
The AmérAsia Film Festival is organized by Ciné-Asie, a non-profit organization based in Montréal which has worked for more than 16 years in the promotion of Asian and Asian-Canadian culture and cinema. Ciné-Asie is led by founder Mi Jeong Lee, who served for over 13 years as one of the Asian Programming Directors for the Fantasia International Film Festival.
Montreal’s AmérAsia Film Festival showcases the work of independent filmmakers of Asian-Canadian heritage as well as Asian inspired films. The festival encourages the audience to be active in the media arts community and gives audiences a chance to see works that would usually be inaccessible, also allowing viewers to think about their own, and others, cultural heritage in a critical context.
The fourth edition of AmérAsia Film Festival will take place April 25, 2013 – May 5, 2013.
OCADU Augmented Cinema Film Festival
Date: Thu. April 25, 2013 - Thu. April 25, 2013.
Location: The Royal (608 College St) - Toronto, M6G 3A7
The Augmented Cinema Film Festival is a OCADU film festival that strives to promote student work from all diciplines and year levels. Their mission is to promote their students’ work in a true cinema venue.
WHAT IS AUGMENTED CINEMA?
Augmented Cinema is a term that was coined by Jamie McMillan through his research in film studies, cinemas, and audience behaviour. Augmented refers to our modern outlook towards the cinema in the West. The Augmented Cinema is one that has evolved out of the desire to immerse audiences into the films and create a fictional disembodiment from the self. Augmented also refers to the emergence of digital technology in the cinema and how these technologies have changed the way that we relate to the screen. This has been explored as the use of technology in aspects of the cinema such as screens and sound, aspects of film production such as cameras and editing, and technology in society that enhances (or detracts) the cinematic experience, e.g. DVDs, alternate reality games, etc.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Doors open 6:30PM; Screening at 7:00PM
More info here.