- 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.
Ai Weiwei: According to What?
Date: Sat. August 17, 2013 - Sun. October 27, 2013.
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St W) - Toronto, Canada
Ai Weiwei is China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artist. His outspoken and artful criticism of the country’s Communist government has put him at the centre of a global conversation about freedom of expression and the role of art. According to What? features photographs, sculpture, installation art, and audio and video pieces and examines the complexities of a changing world, probing such issues as individual and human rights, the power of digital communication and the range of creative practice that characterizes contemporary art today.
Visit the AGO website for more information.
Cindy Mochizuki at the JCCC
Date: Tue. September 3, 2013 - Wed. October 2, 2013.
Location: JCCC Gallery (6 Garamond Crt.) - Toronto
Yokai and Other Spirits and Kanashibari (Night Stories) drawings
Yokai and Other Spirits is a multi-media installation (rotoscope animated projection, glass and wood structure, telephone)
Cindy Mochizuki’s talk
Sunday Sept 29,1 pm, followed by a Community Reception, 2 pm. Everyone welcome.
The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre is delighted to partner with Hamilton Artists Inc to bring Vancouver-based artist Cindy Mochizuki and her work to Ontario. This exhibition was made possible by the generosity of the British Columbia Arts Council, LIFT (Liaison for Independent Filmmakers of Toronto), Reel Asian International Film Festival.
JCCC Gallery, 6 Garamond Crt. Toronto (416) 441-2345
Gallery hours: 10am – 8pm daily.
ATV Miss Asia Pageant Toronto 2013
Date: Fri. September 13, 2013 - Fri. September 13, 2013.
Location: Chinese Cultural Centre (5183 Sheppard Ave. East) - Scarborough
The Grand Finals Show will take place on Friday September 13 at the Chinese Cultural Centre.
Reception and Dinner: 6PM
Show starts at 7:30PM
For ticket information, please click here.
The first place winner of the Miss Asia pageant in Toronto will receive an all-expense paid trip to Hong Kong to enter into the final competition of Miss Asia, in addition various other prizes consisting of jewelry, clothing, and beauty products/services provided by sponsors.
The winner of this national competition will be representing Canada in the ATV: Miss Asia International 2013 competition held in Hong Kong. The first place winner in Hong Kong will receive a 3 million dollars (HKD) grand prize.