- The World of Taiyo Matsumoto
Date: Fri. May 10, 2013 - Fri. June 7, 2013.
Location: Japan Foundation – Toronto (131 Bloor St W, 2nd Floor) - Toronto, Canada
The Japan Foundation Toronto and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival present The World of Taiyo Matsumoto, an exhibition of original artworks by one of Japan’s innovative manga creators.
Taiyo Matsumoto is an internationally renowned Japanese manga creator. Matsumoto is best known to English-reading audiences for his work Tekkon Kinkreet (Black & White), winner of the Eisner Award, North America’s most prestigious comics award. More info of event here
Friday May 10 | 6pm-8pm
Location: The Japan Foundation Toronto
Admission: Guest list. Contact Kate Scullin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There will also be an artist talk by Taiyo Matsumoto on Saturday May 11 @ 1:00pm
The exhibition will open to public from Saturday May 11 – June 7. Free admission
MONDAY 11:30am-7:00pm (extended hours)
THURSDAY 11:30am-7:00pm (extended hours)
May 11, 12 @ 12 noon and 5:00pm (Toronto Comic Arts Festival)
May 25, 26 @ 10:00am and 5:00pm (Doors Open Toronto)
June 1 @ 5:00pm
* Closed all other Saturdays, Sundays and May 20 – Victoria Day
Date: Thu. May 23, 2013 - Wed. June 19, 2013.
Location: Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Ln, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4) - Toronto
Soulpepper Theatre’s 2012 season smash hit play, Kim’s Convenience, returns to Toronto for their 2013 national tour! The critically-acclaimed play by Korean-Canadian playwright/actor, Ins Choi, had an incredibly successful run at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. At the festival, Kim’s Convenience picked up the Patrons Pick award, won the New Play competition and was invited to be in the Best of the Fringe Uptown Festival.
Since the award-winning play appeared at Fringe, Kim’s Convenience have sold out all of its performance runs. However, now there is another chance to see it again! Kim’s Convenience returns to Toronto from May 23 – June 19. Visit Soulpepper’s website to receive more information on dates, showtimes and ticket information
“There are many reasons to cheer… join the celebration”- TORONTO STAR Review
Scarborough Film Festival
Date: Tue. June 4, 2013 - Sun. June 9, 2013.
Location: Various Venues (Various) - Toronto
The inaugural Scarborough Film Festival kicks off this year from June 4 – June 5.
Scarborough Film Festival is a volunteer not-for-profit basis run collective led by arts and culture-professionals and aficionados with key goals of enhancing Scarborough’s cultural offerings through showcasing the best in contemporary local and international cinema, entertaining the public and giving support to filmmakers of Scarborough and worldwide.
Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF)
Date: Thu. June 6, 2013 - Sat. June 8, 2013.
Location: Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Av.) (2 Sussex Av.) - Toronto
The 2nd Annual Toronto Korean Film Festival is back and will take place from Thursday June 6, 2013 – Saturday June 8, 2013. The Toronto Korean Film Festival is a cultural organization that aims to present an authentic Korean cinema to Toronto community.
This year’s festival will focus around the theme “미추(美醜), 한반도 Ups and Downs of Korean Peninsula”. The main film programme highlights important political moments in Korean history.
On Saturday June 1, a free screening of “The Host” will be open to public at Innis Town Hall complete with bibimbap tasting. “The Host”, box office hit from 2006, is essential Korean film viewing.
[Contemporary South Korea and the Influence of the United States]
June 1(SAT) 3:00PM – The Host (Free Admission)
June 6(THU) 7:30PM – Korean Shorts
[Legacy of the Korean War]
June 7(FRI) 7:00PM – Address Unknown
June 7(FRI) 10:00PM Fire Friday Opening Club Party at 6 Sixdegrees (2335 Yonge)
[Contemporary North Korea]
June 8(SAT) 4:30PM Ryang-kang-do : Merry Christmas, North!
[The Gwangju Democratization Movement]
June 8(SAT) 7:30PM Peppermint Candy
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Moving Art: Haider Ali
Date: Fri. June 7, 2013 - Thu. June 13, 2013.
Location: Promenade Gallery (943 B Lakeshore Road East) - Mississauga, ON
Moving Art celebrates the art and craft of truck artist Haider Ali from Karachi, Pakistan. Truck art has been recognized around the world as a distinct and vibrant form of decorative art practice that has its roots in traditional, folk and popular art, contemporary poetry and music. It has a strong public appeal throughout South Asia as a workshop-based practice with long waiting lists for prospective apprentices.
This exhibition underlines the profound influence of truck art on Pakistan’s visual culture and its people. Artistic depiction of political figures, monuments and majestic birds and animals, along with poetic messages and humorous anecdotes, give a new meaning to art on wheels. There is never a dull moment when travelling on the city roads or highways, as you have art galleries on wheels passing by that demand your attention and appreciation.
Opening Reception: Friday June 7, 2013 – 6:00-9:00pm (Artist will be in attendance)
Yang Fudong & Christopher Doyle art exhibitions at TIFF
Date: Fri. June 7, 2013 - Sun. August 11, 2013.
Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King St W) - Toronto, Canada
Internationally acclaimed visual artist Yang Fudong and legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle present two new installations specially commissioned for TIFF’s A Century of Chinese Cinema. For more information, visit tiff.net/century
June 7 – August 11, 2013
TIFF Bell Lightbox (HSBC Gallery)
Admission: FREE to public
Tuesday – Saturday: Noon-8:00pm
Tours offered weekly starting June 9. More information
1) Yang Fudong – New Women《新女性》
“Celebrated Chinese visual artist and filmmaker Yang Fudong draws inspiration from the decadent aura of Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s. As immortalized in the racier films and literature of the era, Shanghai was an uneasy mixture of Chinese and foreign influence, of corruption and religious rectitude, of poets and policemen, and of the numerous types of “women of the night,” from streetwalkers to “sing-song” girls. All of this came to an end with the Japanese occupation of the city, but it left an indelible mark on succeeding generations of Chinese artists, and Chinese filmmakers especially. Shanghai’s creative energy, sexual charge and political ferment were a crucible of change for a society tentatively emerging from the stagnation and humiliations of the imperial era.” Continue reading…
2) Christopher Doyle – Away With Words《離言萬語》
“Christopher Doyle Du Ke Feng is best known as one of the world’s great cinematographers for his work on such films as The Peach Blossom Land, Chungking Express, Comrades: Almost a Love Story, In the Mood for Love and Hero. Doyle’s new project at TIFF is comprised of two multi-channel installations in complex dialogue with one another. According to Doyle, this new work seeks “to get away with and from words to explore the elemental nature of image-making and the personal nature of films and the film experience.” It also functions as a fragmentary and succinct history of Chinese (especially Hong Kong) cinema, and his own role within it. Continue reading…