- 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…
Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads
Date: Tue. June 18, 2013 - Sun. September 22, 2013.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall (Queen Street & Bay Street) - Toronto
Ai Weiwei has reinterpreted the 12 bronze animal heads representing the Chinese zodiac that once stood in the gardens of the Yuanming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness, Old Summer Palace), an imperial retreat in Beijing. In accordance with the conventions of the traditional Chinese zodiac, the works are installed in an oval in the following order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Each of the works is one solid piece of bronze and stands roughly 10 feet high on a marble base. Their weight ranges from 1,500 to 2,100 pounds. The sculptures are on display for free at Nathan Phillips Square until September 22nd.
Richmond Hill Cosplay Competition Tea Party
Date: Sat. August 3, 2013 - Sat. August 17, 2013.
Location: Paramount Café Tiramisu (located in Times Square) (550 Highway 7 East - intersection Hwy 7& Leslie) - Richmond Hill
The Richmond Hill Summer Carnival celebrates its 3rd edition this year from August 16 – 18, 2013. This three-day weekend event will feature tasty Asian night market foods, music and dance entertainment, and also the highly anticipated cosplay competition.
The annual cosplay competition takes place during the Richmond Hill Summer Carnival on Saturday August 17, but event organizers have created a pre-Carnival event for all those who are interested in joining the cosplay competition – the Cosplay Tea Party & Photo Contest! To sign up for the 3rd Annual Richmond Hill Cosplay Competition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an application package.
Cosplay Tea Party and Photo Contest
August 3, 2013 | 12pm-3pm
Location: Paramount Cafe Tiramisu – located in Times Square (550 Highway 7 East)
Celebrity cosplay group, “Cosmeko“, will be in attendance to help host a Maid Cafe at the event. The photo contest follows from 3pm-5pm in Times Square lobby and front entrance.
Award Categories for cosplayers:
- Best Costume
- Photographer’s Choice
- Most Photogenic (presented on Aug 17 at the Cosplay Competition)
Awards for Photographers:
- Best Photography Award (presented on big stage on Aug 17 at Annual Richmond Hill Cosplay Competition). The Best Photography winner photo will be printed in banner size and placed on the stage during the competition.
Check out Facebook event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/118212248349376