- 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.
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.
Ai Weiwei: Voices of Freedom
Date: Wed. October 2, 2013 - Wed. October 2, 2013.
Location: Baillie Court – Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West) - Toronto
The AGO joins forces with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) to present a multi-media event honouring dissident artist Ai Weiwei and paying tribute to his relentless pursuit of free expression through art, social media and political protest.
Hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti, of CBC-Radio’s The Current, the evening will feature a lineup of prominent writers, poets, musicians, visual artists and performers including Wayson Choy, Franke James, Sean Martindale, and Truth Is , demonstrating with words, music and imagery the vital role creativity plays as a catalyst for social change and individual freedom.
Doors open at 6pm, at Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario
Public $20 | Members $17 | Students $12
with exhibition entry Public $30 | Members $17 | Students $22
For tickets, visit the AGO website.