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Stunning film stills from Yael Bartana’s …And Europe Will Be Stunned

January 31st, 2012

 

Yael Bartana Mary Koszmary, 2007 one channel super 16mm film transferred to video Duration: 10.50 min. Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam and Foksal Gallery Foundation Warsaw. Produced with support from Hermès.

Yael Bartana Mary Koszmary, 2007 one channel super 16mm film transferred to video Duration: 10.50 min. Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam and Foksal Gallery Foundation Warsaw. Produced with support from Hermès.

Yael Bartana Mur i Wieża, 2009 shot on RED, HD video projection Duration: 15’00’’ Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam.

Yael Bartana Zamach (Assassination), 2011 RED transfered to HD Videostill Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. The film was commissioned by Artangel, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, The Netherlands Film Fund and Zachęta National Gallery of Art. Yael Bartana Zamach (Assassination), 2011 RED transfered to HD Videostill Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. The film was commissioned by Artangel, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, The Netherlands Film Fund and Zachęta National Gallery of Art.

Yael Bartana Zamach (Assassination), 2011 RED transfered to HD Videostill Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. The film was commissioned by Artangel, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, The Netherlands Film Fund and Zachęta National Gallery of Art.

Yael Bartana Zamach (Assassination), 2011 RED transfered to HD Videostill Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. The film was commissioned by Artangel, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, The Netherlands Film Fund and Zachęta National Gallery of Art.

Yael Bartana is an Israeli filmmaker and artist who is based in the Netherlands. Her latest project, …And Europe Will Be Stunned, is showing at the Art Gallery of Ontario until April 1, 2012. The trilogy of films took almost five years to complete, and tells the story of the fictional Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland. The result is a beautifully realized set of films that deal deftly with the complex dialogues that surround questions about national identity, homeland and what it means to belong.  The three parts of the trilogy are called Mary Koszmary (Nightmares), Mur i Wieża (Wall and Tower) and Zamach (Assassination). The films feature architecture and scenography by Oren Sagiv

The work was first shown at the the 2011 Venice Biennale, where Bartana became the first non-Polish artist to represent Poland at the major international art exhibition.
This is the first time the work has been shown in Canada. To find the films at the AGO, turn right immediately after entering the Gallery through the main entrance. Keep walking straight until you enter the Philip B. Lind Gallery,

“Interweaving past and present, reality and fiction, the conceptual and the emotional, and drawing on propaganda films of the 1930s and ’40s, as well as the visual language of advertising, Bartana’s films boldly traverse a landscape scarred by the histories of competing nationalisms and militarisms,” said Elizabeth Smith, AGO executive director of Curatorial Affairs and curator of the exhibition.

There are copies of the Manifesto of the fictional Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland available free for our visitors. A striking piece of graphic design, this is an amazing commemorative piece for people to be able to take with them. They’re already moving fast, so make sure you get down to the Gallery to grab yours soon!

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…And Europe Will Be Stunned is accompanied by one of the artist’s earlier video works, Trembling Time (2001), from the AGO’s collection. For more information about this exhibition please visit the AGO website.  Contemporary programming at the AGO is supported the Canada Council for the Arts.


Image credits:
1 - 3 Yael Bartana, Mary Koszmary, 2007, one channel super 16mm film transferred to video. Duration: 10.50 min. Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam and Foksal Gallery Foundation Warsaw. Produced with support from Hermès
4, 5 Yael Bartana, Mur i Wieża, 2009, shot on RED, HD video projection, Duration: 15’00’. Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam. 
6-8 Yael Bartana, Zamach (Assassination), 2011, RED transfered to HD, Videostill, Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. The film was commissioned by Artangel, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, The Netherlands Film Fund and Zachęta National Gallery of Art.

#ContemporaryTO: Celebrating Contemporary Art in 2012

January 19th, 2012

 We’re kicking off 2012 with five diverse exhibitions of contemporary art, celebrating the work of artists both established and emerging, local and international. Taking over various spaces within the Gallery, several separate installations beginning this month and continuing into the spring will offer something for every contemporary art lover. Each exhibition offers you an immersive experience, prompting you to reconsider your notions of time, space, and identity, or, in some cases, asking you to participate in the work directly.

Yael Bartana: …And Europe Will Be Stunned

Israeli filmmaker and artist Yael Bartana is a rising, and to some controversial, star in the international art scene, and soon AGO visitors will have a chance to get up close and personal with her work.

After winning the Artes Mundi prize for “work that stimulates thinking about the human condition” in 2010, Bartana presented her latest project at the 2011 Venice Biennale — the first non-Polish artist to represent Poland at the major international art exhibition.And Europe Will Be Stunned, her film trilogy made between 2007 and 2011, will be on view for the first time in Canada in the AGO’s Lind Gallery from Jan. 25 to April 1, 2012.

“Interweaving past and present, reality and fiction, the conceptual and the emotional, and drawing on propaganda films of the 1930s and ’40s, as well as the visual language of advertising, Bartana’s films boldly traverse a landscape scarred by the histories of competing nationalisms and militarisms,” said Elizabeth Smith, AGO executive director of Curatorial Affairs and curator of the exhibition.

Featuring architecture and scenography by Oren Sagiv, And Europe Will Be Stunned raises questions about ideas of homeland and a sense of belonging. In the films — Mary Koszmary (Nightmares), Mur i Wieza (Wall and Tower) and Zamach (Assassination) — Bartana tests reactions to the unexpected return of the “long-unseen neighbour,” telling a story of the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland. The trilogy also challenges the viewer’s readiness to accept the other and the complexities of cultural integration in a culturally and politically unstable world.

And Europe Will Be Stunned is accompanied by one of the artist’s earlier video works, Trembling Time (2001), from the AGO’s collection. Bartana will be present for a public Meet the Artist program on Jan. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Jackman Hall at the AGO.

IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958–2011
IAIN BAXTER& has made a career out of breaking rules and keeping viewers on their toes, and the AGO is inviting visitors to experience his intriguing body of work in 2012.

The Gallery will present a major exhibition of more than 100 works by the preeminent Canadian artist from March 3 to Aug. 12, 2012. Including work produced both under his name and through the N.E. Thing Co.,IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958–2011 offers the most comprehensive survey of BAXTER&’s career to date, comprising pioneering works of appropriation art, gallery-transforming installations, environmental art, and conceptually based photography. The exhibition affords a unique opportunity to recognize the artist’s defining contribution to Canadian contemporary art.

Co-curated by Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and David Moos, former curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the AGO, the exhibition travels directly to Toronto from Chicago, where it is currently on view at MCA. IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958–2011 is generously supported by Philip B. Lind and Ellen Roland.

Watch this Space: Contemporary Art from the AGO’s Collection
Marking the return of the AGO’s contemporary collection to the galleries for which it was intended, Watch this Space is an installation that re-imagines the collection and invites visitors to consider how the universal concept of space has inspired artists.

Compelling works in a variety of media by both Canadian and international artists explore issues and ideas related to space — be it physical locations, psychological realms or the places that exist somewhere between the real and the imagined. “In recasting our contemporary collection, this installation will introduce some visitors to the featured works for the first time and prompt others to see them in a whole new light,” said AGO acting curator of Canadian art and Watch this Space curator Michelle Jacques. The installation includes both new acquisitions and more than 40 longtime collection favourites, including Gerhard Richter’s Scheune/Barn No. 549/1 and Ellsworth Kelly’s Blue White.

Through these works and others, the installation explores how artists employ colour, shape, line and image to create spaces, both psychological and physical, and asks whether we can make clear distinctions between the realms of inner and outer space or if the majority of our reality exists somewhere in between. Watch this Space runs from Feb. 11 through summer 2012.

Celebrating Toronto Artists

The AGO extends contemporary programming into its community gallery spaces early this year with two exhibitions from Toronto artists that call on visitors to participate in the work and raise questions about the implications of collaboration and participation in a community.

Team Macho: Axis Mundi
Axis Mundi,
a playful and interactive installation by local art heroes Team Macho, will transform the AGO’s Weston Family Learning Centre Community Gallery into a fully functioning art studio on Jan. 23., inviting visitors to occupy the space alongside the artists

The installation, which will include a series of studio structures, draws on themes brought forth in writer Northrop Frye’s Words with Power, along with ideas related to the history of artists working in collaboration, referencing the practices of General Idea and the Group of Seven, among others. Axis Mundi examines the manner in which these artists collaborated and supported one another, while developing structures that were both physical and personal to propel their individual practices. Team Macho comprises members Nicholas Aoki, Stephen Appleby-Barr, Christopher Buchan and Lauchie Reid, who share a studio in Toronto, creating work in a wide variety of media, with a focus on illustration. They have shown their work with solo shows at Narwhal in Toronto and the Optica Centre for the Arts in Montreal, and internationally in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and Amsterdam. Axis Mundi, organized by Ann Marie Pena, continues into April 2012.

NOW: A Collaborative Project by Sean Martindale and Pascal Paquette
This do-it-yourself (or “DIY”) agency kicks off the Toronto Now series in 2012, challenging visitors to use the AGO’s fully accessible Young Gallery as a forum for pressing Toronto issues.

Pushing the idea of Toronto Now to its limits, Toronto artists Sean Martindale and Pascal Paquette appropriate the AGO logo and the NOW name in a creative space that encourages mindful action on local issues. The project, guest curated by Katherine Dennis and on display from Jan. 21 to April 1, reflects the artists’ interest in the tension between the rush and impatience of the average Torontonian’s current lifestyle and the benefit of slowing down and being mindful of environmental, political and cultural subjects. Running concurrently with NOW is the Martindale and Paquette’s Gift Shop Gift Shop, a store within a store featuring artworks for sale by local Toronto-based artists, designers and illustrators.

Toronto Now is a series of contemporary art projects that puts the focus on Toronto artists and displays their work in the free, street-facing Young Gallery. Artists previously featured in the series include Dean Baldwin, Will Munro, Allyson Mitchell, John Sasaki, Libby Hague, John Dickson and Paul Butler.

The Toronto Now series is generously supported by The Contemporary Circle.

All exhibitions are organized by the AGO. Contemporary programming at the AGO is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

The AGO acknowledges the generous support of its Signature Partners:
American Express, Signature Partner of the Conservation Program; and Aeroplan, Signature Partner of the Photography Collection Program.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Additional operating support is received from the City of Toronto, the Canada Council for the Arts and generous contributions from AGO members, donors and private-sector partners.

For more information on exhibitions and special programming, please visit www.ago.net.


The Best of the Best

January 6th, 2012

Join the Art Gallery of Ontario and THEMUSEUM  on Thursday,  January 12 2012 at 11 a.m.  for an online discussion about the art world’s  ‘best of the best.’

What: #ArtHour is a Twitter chat with a new art topic each month. We invite you to spend one hour each month thinking about and sharing what art really means to you.
When: Thursday, January 12, 11:00 – 12:00 EST and then every second Thursday of the month.
Where: On Twitter – Follow @AGOToronto and @THEMUSEUM for more information or search for the hashtag #ArtHour. We’ll also be posting the questions on Facebook and here on the blog.
Who: #ArtHour is for everyone –  Galleries and museums, arts professionals, artists and anyone interested in learning more and meeting other passionate art fans.
Why: It’s a great, free way of meeting art fans from across the world.
How: Starting at 11am we’ll be asking a series of questions around the month’s topic for you to answer, debate and discuss.

From 11am until 12.00pm EST on Thursday, December 8 the chat host (us!) will be tweeting a question every 10 minutes using the hastag #ArtHour. Anyone can respond, also using the #ArtHour hashtag. What is a hashtag?

For example, we would tweet:

Q1 What is your favourite art gallery? #ArtHour

And you could tweet back:

A1 The Art Gallery of Ontario! #ArtHour

Our January topic is THE BEST OF THE BEST. From your favourite galleries to the best experience you’ve had

We hope that you’ll help spread the word and join us for this great online event. For more information about #ArtHour please email holly_knowlman@ago.net or Derek.weidl@themuseum.ca

See you on Twitter,  Thursday, January 12 11:00 – 12:00 EST 

Update: Here are this month’s questions. You can take part on Twitter, Facebook, or leave a comment right here on the blog:

1. What’s the best exhibition you’ve ever been to and why?

2. What was the best surprise you ever found in a museum or gallery?

3. What’s the best way a cultural institution can attract your attention?

4. What’s the best way for arts organizations to inspire you to donate?

5. What’s the best thing you ever learned in a museum or gallery?

6. What’s the best experience you’ve ever had with a member of staff at a museum or gallery?

 


How to: Make Perfect Prints

January 5th, 2012

Struggling to get your lino plate prints ‘just-so’? Then read on to discover how to make perfect prints every time with AGO instructor Lauren Renzetti. Lauren is an artist, designer, educator and maker who has has shown her work throughout Ontario. Not only a visual artist she has also spent a great deal of time working in the film, television and theatre industry. 

Tip 1: Set up your ink bed to the hand you roll your ink with. So if you’re left handed, set up all your inks to the left hand side of the table.
Tip 2: When rolling ink onto your lino cut, keep rolling until the ink develops a sheen. That means you’re ready to print.
Tip 3: With a reduction print (where you print multiple layers of the same print) there is a risk of  making poor colour choices that don’t give enough contrast. Use a clear sheet of acetate, mylar or duralar and put test ink on it – lay the clear sheet on different prints to observe results before printing it. This removes guesswork and the possible loss of a limited edition print.
Tip 4: When layering your print, always use the same corner for matching the new layer.
Tip 5: Once the plate is in contact with the paper, press firmly on the plate with your hands. Then flip the paper AND the print and use a rolling pin or press to rub the ink onto the paper. Always check the corners to ensure even pressure across the whole print.

Want to learn more? Why not sign up to take a course with Lauren at the Art Gallery of Ontario this winter:

Experimenting with Mixed Media and Printmaking

Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28, 7 – 10 pm (8 weeks) 
OR Wednesdays, January 11 – February 29, 7 – 10 pm (8 weeks) 
Instructor: Lauren Renzetti 
Members $344 | Public $407

Combining elements of traditional drawing techniques, collage, and printmaking, students will push the boundaries of their own image-making by exploring new methods of production. While working in a variety of media, and using the AGO prints and drawing collections as inspiration, expect to play with image transfers, screen printing, and block printing.

Most materials are included in the course price but additional fees may apply.

 


How to Register

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By telephone

Call 416 979 6608
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Wednesday 9 am – 8 pm
Thursday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday Closed

By fax

Send a signed written request with the name of the student, address, phone number, credit card information (card name, card number, your name, expiry date) and course and date selection(s) to 416 204 2717.

Please note: Registration is not confirmed until you have received written notification from the AGO Program Registration office. Members must provide their membership number in order to process requests.

In person

Visit the Program Registration Office at 317 Dundas Street:
Monday to Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 8 pm
Thursday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday Closed

Please read the Gallery School Policies.

 

Winter Courses for Adults: Meet the Instructors

January 5th, 2012

The AGO’s winter offerings for adults include a series of courses and workshops in the Gallery and in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School – a combination of lecture,discussion, tour studio programs that allow adults to engage with art. From exploration of contemporary to introduction to drawings sessions inspired by AGO works – adult courses and workshops will bring you new perspectives and opportunities to put art into your life. Read on to meet the instructors who teach at the AGO and find out more about the courses they teach. 

Kelley Aitken

Kelly Aitken

Through the 80’s and 90’s my work was primarily narrative: dream landscapes and figurative works that used the geography of the body to map psychological and emotional states. These works were executed on canvas, wood, and paper in mixed media and painterly collage. I continue to work with figurative imagery at a larger scale in gouache, acrylic wash, ink, graphite, encaustic and papercut.

Kelley Aitken teaches a drawing class entitled From Gallery to Studio.

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Aleks Bartosik

Aleks Bartosik

Aleks Bartosik works figuratively and most often large-scale, where she combines drawing elements in painting, sculpture, performance and installation, and film/video. Bartosik’s work explores the boundaries between the real and the imaginary often depicting the artist as the protagonist within invented narratives.

Aleks Bartosik teaches Integrated Drawing.

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Paul Butler

Paul Butler

Paul Butler is multi-disciplinary artist with an interest in artist driven projects that challenge current art world models. His practice includes: hosting the Collage Party – a touring experimental studio established 1997; directing the operations of The Other Gallery – a nomadic commercial gallery focused on overlooked artists’ practices; founding The Upper Trading Post – an invitational website that facilitates artist trading and initiating Reverse Pedagogy – a travelling, experimental residency. He has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto; White Columns, New York City; Creative Growth Art Centre, Oakland and Plug In ICA, Winnipeg.

Paul Butler will be teaching the workshop Judas! Exploring the Relationship between Bob Dylan and Contemporary Art.

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Lynn Crosbie

As a professional writer, editor, cultural critic and English professor, Lynn Crosbie has published eight books and is a regular columnist for The Globe and Mail newspaper. Her experience ranges from journalism to poetry, prose, plays, screenplays, critical essays, lectures, products and advertising. She has taught English and Creative Writing at the Ontario College of Art & Design, the University of Toronto, the University of Guelph, York University, and to at-risk youth in the community.

Lynn Crosbie teaches Pop Culture and the Written Word.

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Janieta Eyre

Janieta Eyre

Janieta Eyre (b. 1966) studied philosophy at Toronto University, then magazine journalism at Ryerson Polytechnic University and photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She took up photography professionally in 1995. In her distinctive self-portraits, she frequently presents herself as a set of twins, engaging with the possibility of morphous identities and fictional doubles. Often employing fantastic and carnivalesque settings, she uses props and costumes to disrupt the fixity of image and identity. She manipulates the theatricality at play in her work by incorporating art-historical and literary references, while leaving space for the integration of fictional representations.

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Janieta Eyre teaches Experimenting with Photomontage and Photography.

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Misha Glouberman

Misha Glouberman

Misha Glouberman is an artist, performer and writer with an ongoing interest in how groups of people get along. Misha is the host of the popular non-expert lecture series Trampoline Hall (“We love it” – The Village Voice), runs a series of participatory sound-improvisation events called Terrible Noises for Beautiful People (“Legendary in Toronto” – Musicworks Magazine), and is the author, with Sheila Heti, of The Chairs are Where The People Go (“Humane and hilarious”- The New Yorker). Through his company Collective Intelligence, he runs meetings and conferences. Now Weekly has described him as a “hilariously engaging facilitator” and The Globe and Mail has called him “a mix of Peter Mansbridge’s smarts and Conan O’Brien’s wit.”

Misha Glourberman teaches How To Talk To People About Things: A course in negotiation and communication

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Claire Greenshaw

Claire Greenshaw

Claire Greenshaw’s art often aims to disrupt or destabilize the status of everyday objects in an attempt to question common social placements of value. The works tend to use humor and strategies of appropriation to manipulate layers of meaning and provoke speculative narratives around various cultural detritus. In her art practice, she employs a broad range of media, including sculpture, drawing and photography.

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Claire Greenshaw teaches Artist Bookworks and will be leading a Casting Workshop on Making Editions.

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Kerry Kim

Kerry Kim

Kerry Kim regards drawing as a vehicle for exploration of chaotic visual reality while he does not imbue his works with symbolism, nor does he merely record what he sees. Rather, he draws out the structural movement within the human form, thus conveying thoughts and emotions that otherwise could not be elucidated. Kerry graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design in 1981 and studied old master drawings in Florence, Italy. He taught drawing and painting at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Dundas Valley School of Art, Sheridan College, Centennial College and Ontario College of Art and Design. He is presently the director of Mississauga Valley School of Art. Kerry’s works have been represented through many group and solo shows.

www.kerrykim.com

Kerry Kim teaches Life Drawing.

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Sholem Krishtalka

Sholem Krishtalka

Sholem Krishtalka is an artist and writer. He holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from York University. He is the art critic for Xtra Magazine and his writing has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Taddle Creek, and CBC Arts Online, in addition to which he is a regular contributor to Ryeberg.com, a curated video blog. His artwork has been featured in Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, a survey of contemporary Canadian painting. Most recently, he had a solo show in Brooklyn, New York, at Jack the Pelican Presents, where he launched a commissioned folio of prints with ArtInvestor, a Munich-based multiples store and magazine. His paintings were featured in the premiere issue of Headmaster, a queer arts and culture magazine out of Providence, Rhode Island. He maintains a web-project called Lurking, which can be seen atsholem.tumblr.com.

Sholem teaches Working in Series – Acrylic and Oil.

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Catherine Lane

Catherine Lane

Catherine Lane’s current studio practice focuses on drawing-based installation work that explores fragmented storytelling though non-linear, visual narratives.

www.catherinelane.ca

Catherine Lane teaches Life Drawing

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Christy Langer

Christy Langer

Christy Langer graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 2003; since then her sculpture work has been exhibited extensively both locally and internationally. Her sculptures are recognized for their meticulous execution; she combines a variety of techniques, processes, and utilizes materials ranging from silicone to porcelain. Langer is currently represented by Christopher Cutts Gallery in Toronto.

Christy Langer teaches Figurative Sculpture and will be leading a Casting Workshop on Mold Making.

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Carol Matson

Carol Matson

Carol Matson’s paintings tell stories that are based on real and fictional experiences.

Carol Matson teaches Introduction to Painting.

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Lauren Renzetti

Lauren Renzetti

Lauren Renzetti is an artist, designer, educator and maker who has has shown her work throughout Ontario. Not only a visual artist she has also spent a great deal of time working in the film, television and theatre industry.

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Lauren Renzetti teaches Experimenting with Mixed Media and Printmaking.

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Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson is a Canadian media artist whose projects investigate spatial and social conditions within the urban environment through sound, performance, and mobile technologies. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals such as ISEA, (San Jose) FINE/LINE (Denmark) the Conflux Festival, (New York) Thinking Metropolis, (Copenhagen) (in) visible Cities, (Winnipeg) Deep Wireless, (Toronto) Beyond/In Western New York, (Buffalo) and most recently at the Norsk Teknisk Museum (Oslo) as part of NIME 2011. Her projects have appeared in publications such as Canadian Art, c Magazine, Acoustic Territories, and various art and technology blogs. Her website is www.jessicathompson.ca.

Jessica Thompson teaches The Sonic City: An Introduction to Sound Art and Experimenting with Sound Art.

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Michael Toke

Michael Toke

Michael Toke is a Toronto based visual / installation artist, born Hamilton 1964. Attending Sheridan College and OCA in the 1980s, moved to NYC and worked as head assistant to J.S.G. Boggs a commerce based performance artist. Exhibiting internationally in art and film venues. His installations combine painting, video and sculpture hung on a conceptual armature of documentary film practice.

www.michaeltoke.com
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www.youtube.com/profile?user=michaeltoke

Michael Toke teaches Advanced Painting and the Creative Process.

 

To register for a class at the AGO please visit http://www.ago.net/courses-workshops

 

Marc Chagall and his Times (Audio)

January 5th, 2012

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Recorded: Wednesday, November 30, 7 pm in Jackman Hall
Duration: 01:32:26

Yale University’s Professor Benjamin Harshav is the preeminent Jewish culture critic today. As a respected scholar on Chagall, his recent publications include Marc Chagall and the Lost Jewish World: The Nature of Chagall’s Art and Iconography (Rizzoli, 2006); Marc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative (Stanford University Press, 2004).

Presented in collaboration with the Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto