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#AGOfieldtrip: Pascal Paquette’s Instagram tour of new Toronto street art

September 16th, 2014

We handed over our Instagram account to Toronto artist Pascal Paquette last week, and from Sept. 10 to 13 he travelled around Toronto’s street and alleys capturing new street art and graffiti work, both commissioned and sanctioned, along with classic works from recent years. The 15 photos he shared with our followers are evidence of Toronto’s thriving street art community, which provides fertile ground for Toronto talent and attracts accomplished artists from around the world. Many thanks to Pascal for the tour and to all the artists who’ve brightened our city’s streets with these projects.

About
Pascal Paquette is primarily a fine art painter, and also uses street art, graffiti and photography in his site-specific projects. His art has been exhibited, commissioned and published internationally and locally, notably at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) and the AGO in 2012, when he and Sean Martindale presented their collaborative installation NOW. He lives in Toronto, Canada, and posts to Instagram at @pascalpaquette.

Instagram takeover: Pascal Paquette presents new Toronto street art

September 8th, 2014

Chou (aka Pascal Paquette) on Camden Street, Toronto.

Chou (aka Pascal Paquette) on Camden Street, Toronto.

Toronto artist Pascal Paquette is taking over our Instagram account from Sept. 10 to 13. He’ll be roaming Toronto streets to post pics of street art and graffiti, both commissioned and sanctioned works produced mainly this summer, along with classic works from recent years. Follow @agotoronto and #agofieldtrip to see the photos, then find the geo-mapped locations and experience the pieces in person.

About
Pascal Paquette is primarily a fine art painter, and also uses street art, graffiti and photography in his site-specific projects. His art has been exhibited, commissioned and published internationally and locally, notably at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) and the AGO in 2012, when he and Sean Martindale presented their collaborative installation NOW. He lives in Toronto, Canada, and posts to Instagram at @pascalpaquette.

Have Your Say about Public Art: April #ArtHour with co-host Hyperallergic

April 2nd, 2012

Public Art outside the AGO: Moore, Henry, British, Large Two Forms,1966 - 1969, bronze, 386.0 x 610.0cm, purchase from the artist, 1973 Photo by Matthew Plexman

Join the Art Gallery of Ontario and New York art blog Hyperallergic on Thursday,  April 12, 2012 at 11 a.m.  for an hour-long online discussion about public art. 

Art in public spaces affects all of us. From huge government-mandated art installations to politically-charged intervention art, work that appears in public spaces has the power to jolt us from our daily routine and ask us to see the world differently.  What is public art?

We’ll be joined on Twitter by co-host Hyperallergic to ask a series of questions related to the theme of public art. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this subject.

The person who contributes the most to the conversation will win a night for two at a luxury Toronto hotel and a pair of tickets to visit the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.  

Nice To Tweet You

HOW TO TAKE PART

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 April 12, 11:00 – 12:00 EST and then every second Thursday of the month.
Where: On Twitter – Follow @AGOToronto and @hyperallergic  for more information or search for the hashtag #ArtHour. We’ll also be posting the questions here on the blog. You can follow along using Tweetchat by using the #ArtHour hashtag.
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, April 12 @agotoronto and @hyperallergic will be tweeting a question every 10 minutes using the hashtag #ArtHour. Anyone can respond, also using the #ArtHour hashtag. What is a hashtag?

For example, we would tweet:

Q1 What was the last piece of public art you saw that made you stop and think? #ArtHour

And you could tweet back:

A1 I loved John Locke’s phone booth hack #ArtHour

Our April topic is PUBLIC ART.

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.

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