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Gehry live from the Art Gallery of Ontario

February 15th, 2006

From http://singer.to/2006/02/14/gehry-live-from-the-art-gallery-of-ontario

Today, a group of talented Toronto bloggers converged on the AGO for the media preview of Frank Gehry: Art + Architecture.

This is the first time Toronto’s citizen journalist community has participated alongside traditional press at a media event. It’s my hope that this kicks off a new trend of media integration in our city.

A highlight of the exhibit is the collection of enormous models. Gehry’s design process is a physical one – he constructs models to express the concepts, and as the designs become concrete, the models grow larger and open-up.

They are quite detailed, and it’s possible to inspect them from every angle and get in close. In this way, the exhibit is a fun interactive experience. Here’s a video I shot of several models: Watch Frank’s speech at the opening reception: David, Robert and BlogTO also have reviews online. Many thanks to everyone at the AGO who I worked with to set this up, especially Ian, Antonietta and Arlene. If you’re a Toronto blogger and would like to be invited to an upcoming opening, please drop an email to Antonietta.

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