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Dystopias on Art, and Technology

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Dystopias on Art, and Technology

1313 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L8
Canada
February 22nd, 2013 - March 3rd, 2013

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://g1313.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Parkdale
EMAIL:  
director@g1313.org
PHONE:  
416-536-6778
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 1-6
TAGS:  
video installation

DESCRIPTION

This is a proposal on contemporary art dedicated to develop an exhibition on dystopian or anti-utopian visions of contemporary culture. The actuality is charged with the historic episodes that begin with the utopian avant-garde perceived as complementary form of destructive consumerist capitalism, and finished with the anti-utopian orientation of the contemporary art.

For every event that we create we usually invite one high profile Latin American artist to interact with the local artistic community. For our digital event’13 exhibition we had invited Mario Opazo a media Chilean born artist who lives and represented Colombia during the previous versions of Havana and Venice Biennials. Mario’s project is Violin Solo / Solo de Violin a video installation created as a tribute to the disappeared. In conjunction with this international invited artist we are presenting Alexandra Gelis with Casiteros a two channel video installation. The video consists in a still image of a boy who lives in a disadvantaged neighbourhood called The Woods in Cartagena, Colombia. Alexandra Marjerus with Remapping (Orion's Belt) is a video installation by who is a Canadian born artist who grew up in the Caribbean island of Barbados. In this video Alexandra creates a powerful metaphor for re-adaptation to different cultures and places.