- 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.
Kollaboration Toronto 2013
Date: Sat. September 21, 2013 - Sat. September 21, 2013.
Location: John Bassett Theatre (inside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre) (255 Front Street West) - Toronto, Ontario
Toronto is about to see the next break-through in music and artistry – and you’ll get to witness it on Saturday, September 21.
As a branch of the largest Asian American movement in North America that provides a showcase for artists in the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, Kollaboration Toronto is hosting its annual show at the John Bassett Theatre inside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from 7-10 p.m., with the help of major sponsors, TD Canada Trust and Samsung.
Six finalists are competing to be crowned as the winner of Kollaboration Toronto 2013 and move onto the online polls for a chance to perform at the finale show called Kollaboration Star in Los Angeles.
Those in fierce competition are the BOSS Dance Company (2012 winners of the Beatdown Hip-Hop Competition), Plaitwrights and Charleston Relay (performers at UNITY’s 2013 festival), Kevin Wong (singer/song-writer), Anna Bella (singer/dancer/musical theatre), Spire Fusion (instrumental band of Chinese/Western instruments), and Tina Hung (singer/song-writer).
One of the winners of Kollaboration Toronto’s 2012 show, the rock band, Maybe Refuge, is a fan-favourite and will be performing songs from their impending ED.
And with great anticipation, this year’s headlining guest act is an established hip-hip duo founded and based in Toronto. Having already performed at Coachella 2012 and Osheaga, while rocking the stage alongside Snoop Dogg as fellow artists under the same management, they are giving back to the community by performing at Kollaboration Toronto 2013 and supporting its cause – and they are none other than the Airplane Boys.
Tickets are to be purchased at http://www.kollaborationto.org/ticket.php
For a limited time, tickets will be $5 off with the promo code exclusive to readers, viewers and supporters of Reel Asian. Type in “kollabtoreelasian” to apply the discount!
Land|Slide: Possible Futures
Date: Sat. September 21, 2013 - Mon. October 14, 2013.
Location: Markham Museum (9350 Markham Road) - Markham
Land|Slide Possible Futures is a groundbreaking large-scale public art exhibition which responds to a world in transition where the past, present and future collide. The landscape of Markham will be transformed by the work of over 30 national and international artists to explore themes of multiculturalism, sustainability, and community.
The site-specific artist projects are housed at the 25-acre, open-air Markham Museum from September 21 to October 14, 2013.
For more information, visit the website here.
TCIFF & Ratanak presents The Pink Room
Date: Sat. September 21, 2013 - Sat. September 21, 2013.
Location: Innis Town Hall ,University Of Toronto (2 Sussex Av.) - Toronto
The Pink Room
Mien grew up in Savy Pak, just eleven kilometers outside the capitol city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a vast and vicious epicenter of child sex slavery.
The Pink Room follows the journey of mien and other young girls in the turbulent world of sex slavery that at times seems unfathomable.
At 8:00 Pm there is a film called 58 Film on show.
The 58 Film is the inspiring true story of the global church in action. Witness bravery and determined faith in a journey from the slums of kenya to the streets of new york.
TCIFF 2013 “LOVE.MESSAGE.ACTION”
Social Justice Through Film, Faith & Forum.
On September 20th To 22nd 2013
Sept. 20 @ BM/TM – 1515 Bloor Street West
Sept. 21-22 @ Innis Town Hall, UofT – 2 Sussex Ave
TCIFF Will Be Hosting A Three-Day Film Festival, Downtown Toronto, Presenting Compelling Screenings, Workshops, Networking Events, Exhibitors, Awards Presentation And Receptions
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