BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20130604 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130404 GEO:43.6449045;-79.4092788 LOCATION:2 of 2 Gallery\,254 Niagara Street \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 2L8 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Whole in Two Parts\, Krista Arnold UID:268320 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130404T210000 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130404T180000 GEO:43.6449045;-79.4092788 LOCATION:2 of 2 Gallery\,254 Niagara Street \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 2L8 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:A Whole in Two Parts\, Krista Arnold UID:268321 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to p resent OUTWORLD\, a series of new digital landscapes by ALEX MCLEOD. The ex hibition will be on display in the West Gallery from April 27\, 2013 to Jun e 1\, 2013.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday Apr il 27\, 2013\, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM\, with an ARTIST TALK at 3PM.

ALEX MCLEOD is internationally recognized for his large-scale images of fantastic worlds that appear at first glance to be photographs of actual d ioramas\, so palpable are the porcelain clouds\, plastic fir trees and sati n-covered mountains that populate these futuristic ghost towns. In fact\, i n McLeod’s hybrid process these forms are digitally modeled\, then printed as digital C-prints. The result is a photographic vision of an imaginary pl ace in which the patently artificial looks startlingly real.

In Outworld\, McLeod uses the video game's virtual unreality as a jumping o ff point for the creation of new territories at the extreme ends of colour. Like postcards from another dimension\, these lustrous visions of rainbow- hued crystalline islands\, shimmering artificial beaches and shadow village s tantalize with their offer of impossible worlds made manifest.

ALEX MCLEOD has a BFA from OCAD University. His work has been in exhibit ions across North America and Europe including solo shows at MASS Moca (Mas sachusetts)\, Galerie Trois Points (Montreal) and rojo®artspace (Barcelona) \, as well in Toronto at Angell Gallery and Narwhal Art Projects. His work has appeared in numerous publications\, including Canadian Art\, Blackflash and Carte Blanche 2 – Painting. Collections include Museum of Canadian Con temporary Art (MOCCA) and the BMO Financial Group.

DTEND:20130601 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130427 GEO:43.6445305;-79.4190129 LOCATION:Angell Gallery\,12 Ossington Avenue \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 2Y7 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:OUTWORLD\, Alex McLeod UID:269401 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130427T160000 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130427T130000 GEO:43.6445305;-79.4190129 LOCATION:Angell Gallery\,12 Ossington Avenue \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 2Y7 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:OUTWORLD\, Alex McLeod UID:269402 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to p resent MITCHELL F. CHAN: STUDIES IN MOVEMENT\, ABSENTIA\, a new series of k inetic sculptures. The exhibition will be on display in the East Gallery fr om April 27\, 2013 to June 1\, 2013.

An opening reception wil l be held on Saturday April 27\, 2013\, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Mitchell F. Chan is a new media artist who uses sophisticated electronics t o explore notions of presence and absence\, movement and stillness. In his latest series of kinetic sculptures\, Chan continues his use of the motoriz ed string as a point of departure. In Studies In Movement\, Absentia\, rapi dly spinning coloured elastic strings appear as transparent helixes\, volum etric yet intangible. Belying their actual nature by moving faster than the human eye can perceive\, the spinning strings exists in a quantum state: a hyperkinetic one-dimensional line in no fixed location\, producing an appa rently static three-dimensional space. The result is a beautiful illusion.< br />
Mitchell F. Chan is a visual artist based in Toronto. He has a BA in Architectural Studies from Carleton University and an MFA in Art and Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago\, where he was awarded the Trustee Scholarship. He has exhibited his work as part of Luminato and Nuit Blanche\, and in galleries across North America\, incl uding at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington\, DC. Chan is the co-fou nder of the public art firm Studio F-Minus.

DTEND:20130601 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130427 GEO:43.6445305;-79.4190129 LOCATION:Angell Gallery\,12 Ossington Avenue \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 2Y7 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:STUDIES IN MOVEMENT\, ABSENTIA\, Mitchell Chan UID:269403 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130427T160000 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130427T130000 GEO:43.6445305;-79.4190129 LOCATION:Angell Gallery\,12 Ossington Avenue \nToronto\, Ontario M6J 2Y7 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:STUDIES IN MOVEMENT\, ABSENTIA\, Mitchell Chan UID:269404 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This special exhibition honours Ayala Zacks\, one of the AGO 's great patrons\, who died last August. Together with her husband Sam\, sh e gave over 300 works of European and Canadian modern art to the Gallery. T he 1971 Zacks Gift transformed the AGO's holdings in modern art\, and this tribute to Ayala introduces a new generation of museum goers to key works f rom that gift — including paintings by Picasso\, Modigliani\, de Chirico an d Chagall\, and sculpture by Moore\, Hepworth\, Chadwick\, Matisse and Dega s.

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The exhibition also celebrates the leadership role that Sam and Ayala Zacks played both at the AGO and within Toronto's artistic community.

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A Tribute to Ayala Zacks juxtaposes Ayala's artistic tast e with her extraordinary life\, her wartime heroics\, her role in the found ing and building of Israel and her powerful personality. Included in the ex hibition is a video of reminiscences by friends about her extraordinary lif e and her collecting.

DTEND:20140203 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20120404 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Ayala Zacks 1912–2011: A Tribute UID:221428 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130119T200000 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130119T180000 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Ayala Zacks 1912–2011: A Tribute UID:256128 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This exhibition invites you to explore ongoing research into five works of art from the Thomson Collectio n European Art at the AGO. Although each one is more than 500 years old\, m uch remains to be discovered about these rare medieval carvings. Prized for their exceptional skill\, craftsmanship and artistry\, these mysterious ob jects inspire a range of questions: Who made it? How was it carved? Who own ed it? How was it used?

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Constantly se eking answers\, AGO curators and conservators closely examine the works\, c omb through primary documents and travel internationally to scrutinize rela ted objects and research materials. They also deploy scientific technologie s\, such as X-radiography (X-rays)\, micro-computed tomography (CT scanning ) and radiocarbon dating. New and in-depth research findings lead to a deep er understanding of these works and\, consequently\, the history of human c reativity.

DTEND:20140420 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20120719 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:IDEALAB: Research at AGO UID:281344 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This exhibition features moder n masterworks from 1909 until 1971. It was a period of great change in the world: the rapid rise of the car\, the Great Depression’s economic turmoil\ , the devastation of two world wars\, the advance of television and compute rs\, the civil rights movement. Living the seismic shifts that surrounded t hem\, the artists in this exhibition experimented with unique ways of seein g and explored new ideas about the nature of materials and the nature of ar tmaking itself. Artists expressed their inner visions\, investigated social issues and created new languages of visual expression\, with each generati on ambitiously building upon and challenging the art that had come before.< /p> DTEND:20140706 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20121201 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:SHIFT: Highlights of Modernism from the AGO Collection UID:252369 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Drawing played an essential ro le in the art of British\, figurative painter Stanley Spencer. From 1908 to 1912 he studied drawing almost exclusively at the prestigious Slade School of Art in London. Through his skill and proficiency as a draughtsman Spenc er transformed his eccentric and visionary imaginings into reality.

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The AGO has a collection of almost 200 works on paper by Stanley Spencer and is now a destination for those seeking an in-depth understanding of the artist. This focused installation features dr awings gifted to the AGO from private collections in the past five years sh own in context with drawings acquired since 1992.

DTEND:20130915 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20121215 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Drawings: Recent Gifts in Context\, Stanley Spencer UID:252370 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Richard Hamilton (1922–2011) was a leading proponent of Pop art in Britain. In the 1950s\, he became fascinated with the impact of mass media and popular culture on contemporary life. Newspapers\, magazines and advertisements became the source of his ironic images\, and were the inspi ration for his art-making techniques. Hamilton was a committed printmaker w ho embraced new technologies\, often combining cut-paper collage with offse t lithography\, screen printing and photography. By the late 1960s\, his mo st memorable images related to his interaction with celebrities such as the Rolling Stones\, Marilyn Monroe and Francis Bacon. Hamilton died in 2011 a fter a long\, colourful and influential career. The exhibition features six major prints dating from 1966 to 1972.

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The Art Gallery of Ontario is grateful to Ann and Harry Malcolmson for their generous donation of an i mportant group of Hamilton's prints.

DTEND:20130609 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130126 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Cut\, Paste\, Print\, Richard Hamilton UID:257604 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Richard Hamilton (1922&ndash\; 2011) was a leading proponent of Pop art in Britain. In the 1950s\, he beca me fascinated with the impact of mass media and popular culture on contempo rary life. Newspapers\, magazines and advertisements became the source of h is ironic images\, and were the inspiration for his art-making techniques. Hamilton was a committed printmaker who embraced new technologies\, often c ombining cut-paper collage with offset lithography\, screen printing and ph otography. By the late 1960s\, his most memorable images related to his int eraction with celebrities such as the Rolling Stones\, Marilyn Monroe and F rancis Bacon. Hamilton died in 2011 after a long\, colourful and influentia l career. The exhibition features six major prints dating from 1966 to 1972 .

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The Art Gallery of Ontario is grate ful to Ann and Harry Malcolmson for their generous donation of an important group of Hamilton's prints.

DTEND:20131031 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130126 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Cut\, Paste\, Print\, RichardHamilton UID:281345 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

This winter the AGO offers a g limpse into the world of legendary musician and artist Patti Smith through an intimate exhibition featuring photographs\, personal objects\, and a sho rt film. Patti Smith: Camera Solo provides a rare opportunity to e xperience a different side of this rock icon – best known for her profound influence on the nascent punk rock scene in the late 1970s and 80s – throug h her poetic expression in the visual arts.

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The first presentation of Smith's works in Canada\, this exhibition highlights the continual connections between Smith's photography and her in terest in poetry and literature. For more than four decades\, she has docum ented sights and spaces infused with personal significance. Her visual work possesses the same unfiltered\, emotional quality prevalent in her poetry and music lyrics: their allure lies in their often dreamlike imagery\; thei r modest scale belies their depth and power.

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Curated by Susan Talbott\, director and CEO of the Wadsworth Athene um Museum of Art in Hartford\, Connecticut\, the exhibition features approx imately 70 black and white photographs taken with Smith's vintage Polaroid camera\, presented here as gelatin silver prints\, alongside personal objec ts. The exhibition also features Equation Daumal\, a film directed by Patti Smith and shot by Jem Cohen on 16mm and super 8 film.

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ABOUT PATTI SMITH

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Patti Smith (b. 1946) began as a visual artist and has been makin g drawings and taking photographs since the late 1960s. In recent years her practice has expanded to include installation. The artist has been represe nted by Robert Miller Gallery since 1978. In 2008\, Smith was the subject o f Patti Smith Land 250 at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemp oraine\, Paris\, and Written Portrait - Patti Smith at Artium Cent ro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo\, Vitoria-Gasteiz\, Spain. Strange Messenger: The Work of Patti Smith\, a three hundred-work retrospecti ve\, was organized by The Andy Warhol Museum in 2002 and traveled to numero us venues including the Contemporary Arts Museum\, Houston\, and the Museum Boijsman Van Beuningen\, Rotterdam. Her work has also been exhibited at th e Museum of Modern Art\, New York\; Museum Eki\, Kyoto\; Haus der Kunst\, M unich\; Triennale di Milano\, Milan\; Palais des Beaux Arts\, Brussels and the Pompidou Center in Paris. Just Kids\, a memoir of her remarkab le relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe during the epochal days of New Yor k City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies\, won her th e 2010 National Book Award in the nonfiction category. Her 1975 album H orses\, established Smith as one of most original and important musica l artists of her generation and was followed by 10 releases\, including Radio Ethiopia\; Easter\; Dream of Life\; Gone Again\; Trampin' and h er latest\, Banga. She continues to perform throughout the world a nd in 2007 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In July of 200 5 she was presented with the prestigious insignia of Commander of the Order of the Arts and Letters\, an esteemed French cultural honor. In May 2011\, Smith won the Polar Music Prize\, Sweden's most prestigious music award.\n

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This exhibition was organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Mus eum of Art\, Hartford\, Connecticut.

DTEND:20130519 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130209 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Camera Solo\, Patti Smith UID:252372 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130209T173000 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130209T100000 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Camera Solo\, Patti Smith UID:252373 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Born in Edmonton in 1951\, Kim Adams is considered one of Canada's leading contemporary sculptors. He has produced a highly original body of work in sculpture and installation and has exhibited throughout Canada and internationally since the late 1970s.\n

Using commonplace objects ranging from farm machinery and automobile parts to household objects\, toys and model train parts\, Adams creates sculptures in large and small scale that resemb le fictional worlds and imaginary landscapes – a type of collage in three d imensions.

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For his Iskowitz Prize-win ning exhibition at the AGO\, Adams has made two new works. Travels Thro ugh the Belly of the Whale\, Adams's larger sculpture in the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Sculpture Atrium on the main floor\, relates to those he has made throughout his career utilizing found objects from the hardware store or from the industrial and agricultural world. Adams describes the genesis of this piece as “set in motion by the permission inherent in miniature wo rlds… Its depiction of place is pure\, hyperbolic visual narrative\, where our species' mobility perpetually expands and contracts\, colonizes\, conve rges\, separates and departs.”

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Ar tist's Colony (Gardens) is a more modestly-scaled sculpture in the Tho mson Collection of Ship Models gallery on the concourse level. In this work \, Adams portrays a scene replete with fragments of both urban and rural la ndscape\, ranging from the forest to vineyards to the beach and containing markets\, beer gardens\, school buses\, cemeteries\, flower gardens\, pumpk ins and numerous other objects.

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It is populated with scores of people engaged in a dizzying variety of activitie s such as sunbathing\, scuba diving\, card playing\, beer drinking\, filmma king\, rescuing a drowning swimmer\, watching a monster truck race and play ing musical instruments. The whole work offers a spectrum of interrelated a ctions and scenes as parts of the chain of production and consumption --a k ind of compressed space of multiple narratives.

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Delighting in the unexpected\, Adams's landscapes and scenes enc ompass both the absurd and the banal yet are imbued with humour and fine de tail. Though a carnivalesque sensibility characterizes these works\, he emp loys a careful\, laborious approach to crafting his sculptures.

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The extraordinary number of parts that make up t he composition of these works are arresting in the way that his work succee ds in communicating complexity and abundance – or even overabundance. As Ad ams himself has commented\, his works are meant to be inhabited conceptuall y and in the imagination\, but also in a possible and impossible future.

DTEND:20130811 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130220 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Recent Works\, Kim Adams UID:268706 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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&ldquo\;I th ink that the effect of the mammoth shows like the Vienna Treasures was to r aise the level of consciousness of the Toronto public. These shows resulted in a definite surge of interest not only in the Old Masters and European a rt but also in contemporary art.&rdquo\;

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&mdash\;Dr. William S.A. Dale\, former AGT Curator\, reminiscing i n 2012 about the Art Gallery of Toronto in the 1950s

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In the 1950s\, the Art Gallery of Toronto (n ow Ontario) hosted two of the most important exhibitions in its history. Art Treasures from the Vienna Collections of 1951 put the AGT on the international map as the only Canadian venue for a loan exhibition from th e Habsburg Collection. Just four years later\, the AGT presented another se lection of magnificent works &mdash\; Dutch Painting: The Golden Age.

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Together\, the exhibitions attrac ted record-breaking crowds. Such success led to the purchase of Tintoretto& rsquo\;s enormous Christ Washing His Disciples&rsquo\; Feet throug h an innovative\, grassroots appeal. For just $10\, a visitor could purchas e one square inch of the painting. The Art Gallery of Toronto clearly found its place in the community and had come of age.

DTEND:20150425 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130223 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Look Again: When European Masterpieces Visited Toronto in the 1950s UID:268710 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art is a timed-entry exhibition. Timed entry means less tim e waiting in line when you arrive at the Gallery. You'll have more space to relax and enjoy the artwork because we can manage the flow of visitors bet ter.

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Please have the date and the time you would like to visit in m ind before you buy your tickets. Tickets are sold in 60-minute time slots d uring regular gallery opening hours.

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Once you are in the exhibition you can spend as long as you like inside. We recommend allowing 60 to 90 m inutes to get the full exhibition experience. Your ticket includes entry to the rest of the Gallery.

DTEND:20130616 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130316 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art UID:263602 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130316T173000 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130316T100000 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art UID:263603 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Life of a Craphead Fifty Y ear Retrospective is the first comprehensive exhibition of the entire caree r of Life of a Craphead. Featuring photo-documentation of previously unseen performance works\, the show charts half a century of artistic output from the renegade performance art duo. On view in the Weston Family Community G allery are Amy Lam and Jon McCurley&rsquo\;s early works like &ldquo\;Music al Road&rdquo\; (2007)\, as well as ongoing projects like &ldquo\;Drugs in Our Stuff&rdquo\; (initiated 2032) and &ldquo\;Life of a Craphead Bank&rdqu o\; (initiated 2046).

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The Life of a C raphead Fifty Year Retrospective also features work by Toronto-based artist s Swintak &\; Don Miller and CN Tower Liquidation. The exhibition will c onclude with a closing performance by Life of a Craphead on Thursday May 2\ , 2013\, at the 1st Thursday event.

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About Life of a Craphead

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Amy Lam and Jon McCurley began working together in 2006 as a sketch comedy troupe afte r meeting at a zine fair. They continue to live and work in Toronto and can be seen hosting their monthly performance show Doored. The Life of a Craph ead Fifty Year Retrospective was produced during their residency at the AGO in Winter 2013.

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For more information \, please visit www.lifeofacraphead.com and dooredtv.tumblr.com

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The Life of a Craphead Retrospective was pro duced with the assistance of Bridget Moser\, Matt Smith\, Nikki Woolsey\, J onny Petersen\, Sean Weaver\, and the AGO Youth Council.

DTEND:20130515 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130327 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Life of a Craphead: Fifty Year Retrospective\, Jon McCurley\, Swint ak & Don Miller\, Amy Lam UID:275394 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The multimedia artworks of Jan et Cardiff and George Bures Miller emphasize aural and visual experiences t hat transport the viewer to other realms of consciousness. Their work is hi ghly scripted\, meticulously detailed and often cinematic in scope\, breaki ng down distinctions between fiction and everyday reality. Through various levels of engagement\, the viewer becomes a participant\, either witnessing a phenomenon or becoming immersed in a scenario and vitally activating it.

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Janet Cardiff began collaborating wi th fellow Canadian artist and partner George Bures Miller in 1995. When Car diff and Miller represented Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale with Par adise Institute (2001)\, they won both La Biennale di Venezia Special Award and the Benesse Prize\, which recognizes artists who “break new artis tic ground with an experimental and pioneering spirit.” They are now among the foremost artists of their generation\, and their work has been shown ar ound the world.

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Lost in the Memor y Palace\, a selected survey\, takes as its focus Cardiff and Miller's work from the mid-1990s to today. Spanning a period from key early pieces such as Dark Pool (1995) and The Muriel Lake Incident (19 99) to recent works including Killing Machine (2007) and Storm Roo m (2009)\, the exhibition will consist of a series of discrete immersive en vironments.

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These installations\, all of which have a strong architectural character\, are imaginary spaces wher e time slows down and is altered\, allowing fictional and historical narrat ives to blend and merge with the viewer's own experience and memory. As env ironments that viewers understand to be art yet with which they willingly e ngage both physically and psychically\, Cardiff and Miller's works encourag e shifts in consciousness and create uniquely compelling possible worlds.\n

Accompanying the exhibition will be a special presentation of Janet Cardiff's The Forty Part Motet (2001 )\, the Millennium Prize–winning sound installation that has become a peren nial favourite among museum goers worldwide.

DTEND:20130818 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130406 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller\, Janet Cardiff\, George Bures Miller UID:275332 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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The mirror\, abo ve all\, the mirror is our teacher.

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- Leonardo da Vinci

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Sin ce the invention of the glass mirror in the 1500s artists have been scrutin izing and recording their own reflections. In self-portraiture the artist i s both maker and model\, and the distinctions between observer and observed break down. Like an autobiography\, which can range from the informative t o the fabricated\, a self-portrait provides clues that reveal the artist’s identity (or identities). Through pose\, facial expression\, setting\, cost ume\, and stylistic presentation the artist “signs” his or her work.

\n< p style="text-align: justify\;">The term “self-portrait” was coined in the 1800s\, when self-expression and individuality became particularly valued. In self-portraiture the artist finds a convenient\, inexpensive subject to explore a range of emotional\, psychological and spiritual states or to cre ate any number of witty fictional personas.

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The AGO has an extensive collection of self portraits that cross all media and date from the 1500s to the present day.

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This selection introduces highlights of this collection with works by artists such as Rembrandt\, Käthe Kollwitz\, Edvard Munch\, Greg C urnoe and Alex Colville.

DTEND:20131208 DTSTAMP:20141024T071113 DTSTART:20130413 GEO:43.6536766;-79.3923394 LOCATION:Art Gallery of Ontario\,317 Dundas Street \nWest Toronto\, Ontario M5T 1G4 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Self-portrait. As I think of myself\, Rembrandt\, Käthe Kollwitz\, Edvard Munch\, Greg Curnoe\, Alex Colville UID:275343 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR