EXHIBITIONS | 2013

NATALIYA PETKOVA | XIT-RM

TRACINGS

In Collaboration with NAISA


November 21 - January 1, 2014

 

 

Tracings constitute an ensemble of instruments for territorial readings and sound performances triggered by movements of the performer's body that strive to shift our everyday environmental perceptions and assign sound characteristics to visual geography. Using steel needles, as in phonographs, they translate immediate territorial texture into aleatory and unrepeatable sound compositions.

 

 

 

PERMANENT ART COLLECTION

ALLEGORY
OF THE CAVE


November 21 - January 1, 2014

 

 

Allegory of the Cave presents artworks from the current AGM Permanent Collection and envisions how the act of collecting will be reanimated as the AGM embraces the future. A main feature of the exhibition is a "salon style" hanging in the Robert Freeman Gallery highlighting key works from the collection, which is comprised of 563 works of art. Contrasted with this tradition are other groupings of work that point to the new direction of the collection being reanimated through historic and contemporary image and lens-based practices.

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F'D UP



September 26 - November 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The AGM is Fibre’d Up as contemporary directions in fibre-based art create a radical vocabulary around material invention and sculptural ambitions. F’d Up! aims to explore the tension between these new directions that redefine the concept of “fibre art” based on examples of significant artists working in North America today.

 

 

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WILD THREADS

OUTDOOR ART AT THE GLENERIN INN & SPA



January 29 - April 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fibre-based artists Bozica Radjenovic and Julia White create new, site-specific works at the beautiful Glenerin Inn & Spa.

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WILD THREADS

OUTDOOR ART AT THE GLENERIN INN & SPA



January 29 - April 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fibre-based artists Bozica Radjenovic and Julia White create new, site-specific works at the beautiful Glenerin Inn & Spa.

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FRANCO ARCIERI | XIT-RM

ASTRAL

NOISE


September 26 - November 9, 2013

 

 

Sculpture, sound and performance are explored by Franco Arcieri in a rigorous and playful manner.
The artist is interested in fibre as a conceptual support structure as he casts himself as a phantom of sorts. Arcieri's exploration of the technical, conceptual and creative aspects of the unconscious is intuitive, displaying a natural criticality that
draws upon the cross fertilization of ideas, techniques and technologies of several recent pasts.

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P. MANSARAM

PAST
PRESENT


July 18 - September 7, 2013

 

 

Past | Present is the first retrospective exhibition of acclaimed Canadian artist Panchal Mansaram and includes examples from all facets of his career. Tracing Mansaram’s considerable artistic output, the exhibition features more than 20 preparatory drawings, sketches, collage studies and panels relating to his early work from the 1960s through to 2013. Mansaram’s work is a departure from the inherited traditions of the Indian subcontinent and also moves forward from the Western model of visual art precedents. He has forged his own language and with it he eloquently comments on politics and subversive gesture.

 

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011+91

011+92


July 18 - September 7, 2013

 

 

Mississauga represents the diaspora of many cultures – an estimated 62 % of citizens speak Hindi, Urdu, or Punjabi as a first language. 011+91 | 011+92 is a aims to initiate a critical discourse and presentation on locational identity as explored and presented by first and second generation Canadians who hail from South Asia. What part does a geographical divide play in notions of home, place and being? The dial codes from Canada to India and Pakistan open the dialogue.

 

ALICE WANG | XIT-RM

THE FALLACY
OF MISPLACED
CONCRETENESS


July 18 - September 7, 2013

 

 

Alice Wang considers her family's history in China, from her grandfather's secret operative work for the Chinese government during WWII, to the violent reforms of the 1960s, and the perception of this privilege that lead to his family's torment. Memory and history come in and out of focus, across generations. The backdrop of a Cultural Revolution set in Zhenbeibao Western Film Studio, a site of artifice, allows an interrogation of how we see history.

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MARK FILIPIUK

SZKOLA SCHOOL


Featured Exhibition in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival



May 16 - July 7, 2013

 

 

On steel panels are multiple composites of adolescent youth in the institutional setting of a high school as the literary subject matter. The portraits are created with in-camera editing and post production digital techniques. The haunting and sparse images on metal plates are imbued with a psychological charge informed by Filipiuk's 25 year career as an educator and observer of what Nirvana singer and songwriter Kurt Cobain titled "Teen Spirit.". In Szkoła School, the ambivalence between the virtual and the real arrives at an intended image, which at first mimics paint and yet is rooted in photography.

MARIA ALBULET | XIT-RM

FOREST CORE


May 16 - July 7, 2013

 

 

The mythology of the forest resonates with many Canadians as a national identity which projects the forest as familiar. The and its notion of refuge and safety are challenged by how the unknown connect us to the Freudian knowledge that part of the psychic functions are out of conscious reach. In this series by Albulet, the forest is a perfect metaphor for illusion, defined by paint and the texture of our own imagination.

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F'D UP


September 26 - November 9, 2013

 

 

The AGM is Fibre’d Up as contemporary directions in fibre-based art create a radical vocabulary around material invention and sculptural ambitions. F’d Up! aims to explore the tension between these new directions that redefine the concept of “fibre art” based on examples of significant artists working in North America today.

WARREN HOYANO

AGGRAVATED SURFACES


May 16 - July 7, 2013

 

 

Located in the beauty of the marks on paper, the ecology of war, distress and mapping call us to view the works of Warren Hoyano in a different light. They appear overwrought with stains, marks, lines and repetition, causing viewers to question the process, technique and conceptual approach of the artist. These works resemble landscapes caught in a language of abstraction as seen from above, and Hoyano makes direct gestures to the global atrocities of war.

REANIMATING THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

UNCANNY

Don Ball, Cardiff & Miller, Fausta Facciponte, Osheen Harruthoonyan,
Johanna Householder, Lynn Huntley-Wyczolkowski, Rehab Nazzal


March 7 - April 20, 2013

 

 

The uncanny is familiar and strange at the same time. In this exhibition, sound, video, photography and the viewer’s own memory provide an image-based platform for exploring the metamorphosis of the uncanny.
Uncanny signifies a new direction to reactivate the AGM’s Permanent Collection, moving towards photography and contemporary digital practices.

NOELLE HAMLYN | XIT-RM

SWEETNESS OF THE WORK


March 7 - April 20, 2013

 

 

Sweetness of the Work is part of a collection exploring the possibilities of crystalline forms in lace work. The exhibition is homage to the salt tears of the seamstress, as if a gentle meditation on the loss of traditional hand skills. It also speaks to the hierarchical structures that shape our perception of “women’s work “exposing cloth and lace work as a sociopolitical medium of contemporary relevance.

 

 

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