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FEAST 02 Winners Shannon Linde and Edward Birnbaum Host a Love Sauna!!

Grab a drink of the Café and mosey on up to the second floor, where the Gladstone Hotel will host The Toronto Love Sauna. The Toronto Love Sauna is a public installation that transforms a room at the Gladstone into a community-accessible sauna for the 2012 Valentine’s Day.  Based on the theme of winter solace,

Running With Concepts: Call For Submissions & Registration

The Blackwood Gallery presentsRUNNING WITH CONCEPTSMAY 5 & 6, 2012A TWO DAY HYBRID* EVENTLED BY FOUR DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: *Part-workshop, part-conference, part-crit session, part-masterclass, part pechakucha (but longer), part ignite (but longer still). Michael Fernandes(artist, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design)Peggy Gale (independent curator, Toronto), Sheila Heti(writer, Toronto)and Mark Lanctôt (curator, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal). Moderated bySuzanne Carte(independent curator,


Rebecca CairnsInchoate [in-koh-it]: being only partly in existence; imperfectly formed; formless; not yet completed Rebecca Cairns ‘Inchoate’ is a direct passage into the unformed, incomplete and indefinite states of human existence. Image by image the observer is submerged into a dream state, one that drifts through a series of beautifully mystifying experiences, and wakes just

Tonight: Urban Field Speakers Series

The Urban Field Speakers Series centres on the role of art in transforming the experience of the city. Through lectures, audio-visual presentations and discussions, it explores how creative practices can help improve the quality of urban life and planning in Toronto and around the world. This series of monthly events brings together an array of

Art Creates Change @ OCAD U

Art Creates ChangeThe Kym Pruesse Speaker Series: Carol Condé and Karl BeveridgeThursday, February 9, 2012, 7 p.m.Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto. Long-time collaborators Carol Condé and Karl Beveridge have pioneered new ways of representing the resilience and resistance, struggles and strivings, of working peoples. Their staged photograph reconstructions reference various art historical and cultural practices

Tonight: Kodak Lecture Series w/ Bas Vroege

 From Picture Story to Multi-Platform Experience;Notes on documentary photography in Holland An evening lecture presented by Kodak Lecture Series andThe Ryerson School of Image Arts Student Lecture Series Speaker: Bas Vroege (Holland) Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Location: Rogers Communication Centre, Eaton Theatre (RCC 204), NE corner of Church & Gould Time: 7pm Noted Dutch curator, critic and

Artist Statement Workshop @ XPACE

When: Saturday, February 4, 2012, 1:00pm until 5:00pmWhere: XPACE Cultural Centre, 58 Ossington Ave, Toronto.     According to Wikipdia, an Artist Statement is…‘a text composed by an artist and intended to explain, justify, extend, and/or contextualize his or her body of work.’ But WHAT exactly makes a good or bad artist statement? And how does one write an

MOCCA presents…

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) is having an opening reception on February 4th from 2-5pm. Three exhibits are showing. The exhibition runs from February 4 to April 1, 2012.   Main SpaceTasman RichardsonNecropolisCurated by Rhonda Corvese. Necropolis is an immersive video and new media installation. It will realize the translation of over a decade

Twinning Artists – Twinning Cities: Avalon

After four and a half years at its original location in 100 McCaul Street, Onsite [at] OCAD University will use this winter’s break to move to a new, much-expanded location at 230 Richmond Street West as part of this year’s on-going celebration of OCAD University’s 135th anniversary. The inaugural exhibition in this new venue is

Artist Talk @ York U

Art historian, theorist, curator and critic Patricia Phillips of the Rhode Island School of Design is the featured speaker for the 2012 Goldfarb Lecture in Visual Arts at York University. Her talk, titled “(un)Public: A Case for Collateral Art“, focuses on the nature and reception of public art. In her illustrated lecture, Phillips will discuss the peripatetic, restless scope and