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Centre for Incidental Activisms #2

The Art Gallery of York University Accolade East Bldg, Toronto, ON

Wednesday February 5th 4 – 9


On Wednesday, February 5, please join us from 6 – 9 pm for THE OPENING RECEPTION of The Centre for Incidental Activisms #2.

CIA#2 artists Maggie Flynn, Ame Henderson, Evan Webber, Jp King, and Terrarea (Janis Demkiw, Emily Hogg, Olia Mishchenko)

The Performance Bus (departs from OCADU at 6) with Derek and Wayne Liddington

If We Ruled The World with The M.A.D. Poet (aka Melissa A. Dean), Mark “Kurupt” Stoddart and Jane-Finch youth from Success Beyond Limits.

Or, COME EARLY (4 – 8 pm) and COLLAGE, utilizing the CIA #2’s custom-built giant rotating table (a.k.a the lazy) as a platform for collaboration (all supplies and materials provided).

The Centre for Incidental Activisms #2 is a choreographed collaboration between social organizer/visual artist Maggie Flynn, dancer/choreographer Ame Henderson, writer/”paper pusher” Jp King, and the interdisciplinary collective Terrarea (Janis Demkiw, Emily Hogg, Olia Mishchenko) with a series of special projects by spoken word artist/activist The M.A.D. Poet (aka Melissa A. Dean), visual artist/educator Mark “Kurupt” Stoddart and Jane-Finch youth from Success Beyond Limits.

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Sigalit Landau: Moving to Stand Still

At Koffler Centre of the Arts in the Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street

Thursday February 6th 6 – 9


Koffler Gallery presents a solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Sigalit Landau, who creates powerful works investigating the complex realities of her native country, Israel. As part of a significant international tour with presentations in Moscow, Budapest, Tromso and now Toronto, this exhibition brings a selection of Landau’s major video works to be shown for the first time in Canada.

By Sigalit Landau

By Sigalit Landau

The notion of endless movement in search of a place of belonging and the indelible wound of a traumatic history as well as a disputed present are central themes in Landau’s videos.

Each one of Landau’s video performances contains the offering of a moment of transcendence, the pivotal moment of choice towards an imaginable resolution. Though set up as repeating loops where action endlessly begins and fails in an ostensibly inescapable cycle, the works imply that the solution lies inside the boundaries, not in a breakout. The repetitive, confined movement becomes akin to stillness, summoning transformation from within.

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Push and Pull By Bridget Moser, Michael Vickers and Nikki Woolsey

At Mercer Union, a Centre for Contemporary Art at 1286 Bloor Street West

Friday February 7th 7 – 10

Push and Pull presents a series of new works by artists Bridget Moser, Michael Vickers and Nikki Woolsey. The exhibition title refers to a constant tension, a position between moving in one direction, and into another; a perpetual state of struggle.

Bridget Moser’s performance and video work is suspended between internally voiced conundrums, stand-up comedy, experimental theatre, performance art, and prop comedy, with a continuous slippage from one state to another. In this in-betweenness a certain absurdity materializes, questioning a world of assumptions and belief systems.
By Bridget Moser
Michael Vicker’s works sit between painting and sculpture, in prioritizing their object-hood physical struggle becomes manifest, highly industrialised materials are folded, pushed and beaten into other forms acknowledging the precarity of their formation and labour.

Nikki Woolsey coalesces distinct everyday found materials into sometimes seamless yet habitually unfamiliar forms. Broken vases, glass panels, and other quotidian objects seep into abstraction, questioning how we perceive objects and place value, and disrupting existent systems of knowledge.
Curated by Georgina Jackson

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Another Dark Day Passes

At OCADU Student Gallery at 52 McCaul Street

Thursday February 6th 7:00 to 11:00

Another Dark Day Passes’ is an exploration of psychedelic landscapes and alternative realities. This show invites viewers to experience the gallery as a portal to an altered psychological state. The works presented oscillate between material reality and dream-like illusion. The holographic and iridescent aesthetic that runs through the show is meant to communicate optimism by transforming the gallery into an ethereal environment. Conversely, dissonant elements have been incorporated with the intent of disarming the viewer to release meditative energy and open up the imagination. It is a psychological mirage, where confusion and darkness give way to possibility and hope.

Curated by Diana Lynn VanderMeulen and Julia Dickens
Featuring work by: Robin Clason, Sarah D’Angelo, Julia Dickens, Melissa Fisher, Inez Genereux, Eunice Luk, Felix Kalmenson, Nicholas Robins, Mark Sommerfeld, Diana Lynn VanderMeulen, Vince Vining

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Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque

At Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art  (MOCCA) 952 Queen Street West

Saturday, February 8, 2:00-5:00 pm Opening Reception

Feb 08, 2014 – Apr 06, 2014

David Altmejd/ Mark Bradford/ Lee Bul/ Bharti Kher/ Tricia Middleton/ Yinka Shonibare, MBE

Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque showcases a selection of works by contemporary artists that draw upon aspects of the historical Baroque: material excess, accumulation, bravado, theatricality and the construction of immersive, emotive environments. This presence of what could be called the ‘neo-baroque’ has, in recent time, been a recurring facet of contemporary art in Canada and around the world.

Upcoming MOCCA Talk

Saturday, February 8, 1:00 pm – National Gallery of Canada Curator of Contemporary Art Josée Drouin-Briseboisand exhibiting artist Tricia Middleton will present free public talks on the work in Misled by Nature.

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Ally Workshop and Discussion With Robin Fraser, Jessie Short and Heather Haynes

At Xpace Cultural Centre 2-303 Lansdowne Ave      

By Jos Theriault

By Jos Theriault

Saturday, February 8th, 1 – 4 pm

Please join us for a workshop and discussion on how to be an Ally with Robin Fraser, Jessie Short and Heather Haynes.

What is An Ally?
•Who are you and where do you come from?
•Diversity and Equity in a Cross-Cultural Landscape
•History and Who Tells It (how imperialism and colonialism inform todays’ social environments, i.e. systematic oppression)
•Unpacking Privilege
•Freedom of Expression in an Anti-Oppressive Context
•How to be an Effective Ally

Jessie Short and Heather Haynes first met when Jessie, an emerging Aboriginal curator, co-curated an exhibition at the Toronto Free Gallery in June 2012. Since this time, Jessie and Heather’s paths continue to cross in the arts/cultural world of Toronto. Both will discuss their respective understanding of anti-oppression work and the role of allies, taking account of the differences between theory, practice, taking responsibility and the necessity for building relationships.

Workshop is free and open to anyone.
Please RSVP to [email protected]

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Nadia Belerique “The Counselor”

At Gallery TPW 1256 Dundas Street West

February 8, 2 – 5

February 8 – March 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday February 8, 2-5 pm

Commissioned by Gallery TPW to make a single image exhibition, with The Counselor, Nadia Belerique plays with the limits of photography. “All photographs are a hand and index finger, pointing to something else.” Belerique is interested to see what the photograph points to but is more interested in the hand (the photograph) itself. Can a photograph be a stand-in for what it depicts? A life size, cardboard cut-out of Star Trek’s Deanna Troi becomes a charming and awkward stand-in, the perfect image-object. Reworking the stand-in, Belerique’s new image teases us, asking us to linger longer in the moment when we look towards the hand that points.


Link and Pin Performance Art Series : Reperformance

AT Hub 14 – 14 Markham Street, just North of Queen

Fe 8 + 9th (Times Below)

$10 at the door, no one turned away

REPERFORMANCE (or, Lets not talk about The Abramovic anymore)*
In the last decade, catalyzed by Marina Abramovic’s Seven Easy Pieces and then The Artist is Present, there has been a resurgence of interest in “reperformance.” LINK & PIN wonders… why? Why reperform? What are the disciplinary, ethical, and temporal dilemmas one faces in the process of reperforming? Is it even possible to reperform a performance art work? Is it possible only, as Abramovic posits, with certain “rules” followed (i.e. contacting the original artist for permission)?

|| Performers ||

Shannon Cochrane "Performance for Invisible Water" VIVA! Art Action Montreal, Canada, 2011 Photo by Guy L'Heureux

Shannon Cochrane “Performance for Invisible Water” VIVA! Art Action Montreal, Canada, 2011
Photo by Guy L’Heureux

Feb 8.
5-8pm Victoria Stanton** (Durational)
8-9pm hollyt and Jack Bride

Feb 9.
2pm- Meet at Dundas and Bellwoods for a performative walk to hub 14 with Julie Lassonde Please bring a small memorial object- like a candle or a flower- you can keep or leave it. Brianna MacLellan, Shannon Cochrane, Paulina Wiszowata

|| Online Video Feature ||
Lee Henderson and Bee Pallomina

|| Writer ||
T. Nikki Cesare Schotzko

CURATED BY Adriana Disman
SUPPORTED BY hub 14’s Community Chest Program
INTERN Veronica Abrenica



FEAST Call for Proposals – **Extended**
Proposals are due by Friday February 7th, 2014.
Xpace Cultural Centre, 2-303 Lansdowne Ave

FEAST (Funding Engaging Actions with Sustainable Tactics) Toronto is a series of community dinners and micro-funding events. During each dinner, artists, designers and groups are invited to present proposals for art- or design-based projects. Everyone attending the dinner votes on which project they would like to fund, and the project with the most votes is given a grant from the money raised from the ticket sales. The grant winner(s) will be invited back to the next FEAST to present their completed project.

We are looking for proposals for the next FEAST, edition 07, and taking place on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 at Xpace Cultural Centre 303 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto.

FEAST 07 proposals should include:

A Project Summary

(1), and the answers to the following questions:

(2) How will you use funding to realize your project?

(3) Why is this project critical to the FEAST community (e.g. why would the FEAST community be interested in supporting your project)?

(4) The names and contact information for all of your presenters

IMPORTANT! You must be able to attend the FEAST event on February 23rdin order to apply. Project presentations are given in-person by the presenters to the gathered guests over dinner, and then everyone gets to vote on which project they would like to fund. The money raised from the dinner (estimated at $700+)
will go to fund the project with the most votes. We will also have a separate student grant of $300 donated by Xpace Cultural Centre.

Each section of the proposal (1-4) should be no longer than 100 words. Remember these will be short presentations, so keep it brief and to the point! In order to be considered for FEAST funding, you must be able to attend the event. Tickets for this locally- sourced, vegetarian dinner will be $20-30, and $10 for

+ Proposals are due by Friday February 7th, 2014.

+ Email your complete proposals to [email protected] with the subject line: FEAST 07 Submission. Please indicate clearly on your proposal if you are applying for the student grant.

Food for FEAST 07 will be prepared by Ella Dawn McGeough. FEAST Toronto was founded by Amber Landgraff, Deborah Wang, and Lisa Myers. This event is volunteer-run and co- presented by Xpace Cultural Centre. See for details, photos and sponsors of previous FEAST events. If
you would like to support feast with a donation of any amount, please contact us at [email protected]


SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) is accepting
submissions for “Work It.”, its 8th Annual Juried Members’
Exhibition, taking place at gallerywest from 1-29 June 2014.

For this exhibition, SAVAC invites proposals for critical and innovative artworks that explore issues surrounding the topic of art and labour. Potential themes include, but are not limited to: precarity, gendered labour, art production in a time of austerity, working to survive vs. “Do What You Love (DYWL)”.

Submissions can cover all formats, including painting, drawing, print-making, sculpture, performance, film video, sound and new media installations. Submissions will be juried by SAVAC’s Artistic Director, Sharlene Bamboat, gallerywest Owner and Program Director, Evan Tyler, special guest jurors Min Sook Lee (Filmmaker), and Amber Landgraff (Director of Xpace Cultural Centre).

Works must be produced during or after January 2012. Submissions from emerging artists, and students are welcome. Artist fees will be paid. There are no submission fees, but artists must be SAVAC members in order to submit. Become a member ($30/yr), here.

DEADLINE: 3 March 2014, 5:00pm

Snap Edmonton Gallery  Submissions

Call for Submissions – Main Gallery

Next deadline is March 1, 2014

SNAP welcomes submissions from artists, collectives, curators and collaborations practicing in all printmaking & print-related media (including but not limited to: photography, installation, video, drawing, collage, printed matter). SNAP’s Main Gallery Space is programmed through an annual call for submissions as well as through curated exhibitions.

The Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists is an Artist-Run Non-profit in Edmonton, Alberta dedicated to the production, presentation and dissemination of Fine Art Printmaking and Contemporary Print Media. The SNAP Gallery programs eight Main Gallery exhibitions every year.

For more information on our organization, mandate and to view floor plans please visit

Programming is determined annually by peer jury.

SNAP Main Gallery Submission Requirements:

Submissions should consist of:
  1. A project proposal explaining the specifics of the proposed exhibition. (maximum 1 page)
  2. 15 -20 numbered high quality digital images on OSX Apple-Mac compatible disk
  3. Corresponding image list indicating the artist’s name, title of work, media and date
  4. An artist statement, which describes and contextualizes the work presented. (maximum 1 page).
  5. Curriculum Vitae or artist resume
  6. 1 – 2 items of support materials as appropriate (DVD, Publications, Print Articles). These support items will not be returned.

Please indicate which works are intended for exhibition or clearly indicate if your proposal includes new works or work in progress, as well as any extraordinary installation requirements, including technical support.

Please Note:

SNAP will be accepting submissions ONLY IN DISC FORM. Please send all written support as a single PDF and images in JPEG form on one CD. Please do not send any paper or include a return envelope. Please do not email submissions.

Digital images: should be in JPEG format, 300 dpi and sized to 1000 pixels maximum on the longest side. File names should correspond to the image list.


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Call for Submissions: Pride @ Bezpala Brown Gallery

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Bezpala Brown Gallery is currently accepting submissions for a group show that will be running during Word Pride 2014. Submissions are open to emerging and established artists of any and all mediums. Performance, digital and Installation art submissions are welcomed and encouraged.

We are looking for work that explores the topics of Queer culture, Gender Identity Issues and Pride History. What you need to apply:

* Up to ten images of your work, JPEG format, with titles, mediums and year

* Bio & CV

* A short write-up on how your work will be fitting for the show.

* Link to your website or blog

All submissions should be sent to: [email protected]



Submission Deadline Friday April 11, 2014

The C New Critics Competition is designed to help develop and promote the work of emerging art critics. Writers must submit a review of an exhibition, performance, or site-specific intervention, between 800 and 1,000 words in length, by Friday April 11, 2014.

The jury for the award includes Amish Morrell, editor of C

Magazine. The winner will receive $500, editorial support in order to

prepare their article for publication in C Magazine, and a two-year subscription to C. All participants will recieve a one year subscription to C Magazine.

Participants are not restricted by age or citizenship. To be eligible, writers must have published no more than two exhibition reviews or one article in a magazine or journal. Writers are not disqualified for having written for personal blogs or student publications. One submission is allowed per person and must be sent as an email attachment, in MS Word to Amish Morrell[email protected]. Mail or fax submissions will not be accepted.



A biennial juried exhibition of Canadian fibre art

September 12 – November 2, 2014


Fibreworks, now in its 15th edition, is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre as a medium in form and production. This exhibition is one of the largest group shows in Canada dedicated specifically to fibre based works and serves as a survey of the artists currently working in the medium. As many as 35 artists participate in the exhibition with works selected by an independent jury. All works selected for the exhibition are eligible for the Juror’s award and may be purchased by Cambridge Galleries IDEA|EXCHANGE as part of its permanent collection dedicated exclusively to Canadian fibre art.

Fibreworks 2014 jurors are Hazel Meyer, Artist (Toronto, ON) and Stuart Reid, Director/Curator, Rodman Hall Art Centre (St. Catherines, ON).

1. Open to all Canadian artists. Limit of 3 entries per artist. Deadline for entry is: Monday, March 31, 2014 (postmarked).

Return Entries to:
c/o Cambridge Galleries IDEA|EXCHANGE
1 North Square, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, N1S 2K6

T: 519.621.0460
F: 519.621.2080

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7a*11d International Festival of Performance

Deadline February 14th

The 10th edition of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art will take place in Toronto from October 26 to November 2, 2014. Curated and organized by a non-profit artist collective, the festival presents innovative and progressive contemporary performance art by local, national and international artists. This call for submissions is an invitation restricted to artists from Canada. We are looking for emerging, mid-career and established artists in Canada alongside international artists to showcase the breadth and depth of current contemporary performance art practice.

We pay artist fees that meet or exceed CARFAC guidelines, accommodation, and travel. We cannot accommodate dance, theatre, or circus troupes/companies. No email submissions please.

Application Guidelines:

follow link[email protected]