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Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)

Exhibition Detail
Par Amour / Paramour
952 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G8
Canada


June 21st - August 17th
Opening: 
June 21st 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
EMPOWERMENT, Robert FlackRobert Flack, EMPOWERMENT, 1990-1991
© Courtesy of the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
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An intimate portrayal of gay male sexuality and beauty in the face of mortality is on view in Par amour / Paramour. From Stephen Andrews’ iconic Facsimile drawings that memorialize men lost to AIDS-related illnesses in the early 90s, to Robert Flack’s ornate depictions of the male body as a vessel of tantric power in response to his own diagnosis as HIV+, the exhibition features drawings, prints, photography, and an ambient audio soundtrack by Andrew Zealley that together etch a moving and emotional record of a community that came of age through its adversity in the face of loss. The show takes its title from Jean-Luc Verna’s work that subverts an emblematic Hollywood studio name and logo to reference the existence of a “paramour,” an illicit lover, as well as to an act done “par amour”: by love.


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