ARTbus: Exhibition tour
Sunday 26 June 2016

Ryerson Image Centre, the Art Gallery of Mississauga and Oakville Galleries

Program Description

Exhibition tour to the Ryerson Image Centre, the Art Gallery of Mississauga and Oakville Galleries

Sunday 26 June 2016, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pick-up and drop-off at the Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, Toronto

$10 donation includes admission to all galleries and afternoon refreshments by Trafalgar Brewing Company

Ride the ARTbus and discover some of the summer's best exhibitions in the GTA!

Ryerson Image Centre

The summer ARTbus begins at the Ryerson Image Centre, with Scotiabank Photography Award: Angela Grauerholz. This survey, spanning the 1980s to the present day, celebrates Canadian artist Angela Grauerholz, winner of the 2015 Scotiabank Photography Award. More than seventy works, in atmospheric black and white, sepia and colour, evoke the artist's interest in the persistence yet unreliability of cultural memory—in her words, “a kind of amnesia, a vague recollection of something that can be conjured up, triggered by an event or site, but remains blurred." A recurrent theme in Grauerholz's work addresses the specific architecture and distinctive display modes of archives, museums and libraries, questioning their authoritative and traditional representations. The artist also evokes the accumulative practices of collecting institutions through her own selective archives of uncommon subjects, proposing subjective and alternate inventories of the past, challenging and subverting the restricted accessibility of historical and artistic artefacts and locales. The exhibition is presented by Scotiabank, organized by the Ryerson Image Centre, and in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Art Gallery of Mississauga

At the Art Gallery of Mississauga, the ARTbus will visit CANADIAN BELONGING(s), a Featured Exhibition in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The land now known as Canada (Kanata) is home to people of many lands. Yet, its national imaginary is hardly reflective of this, as images of Canada—both within its borders and outside of them—continue to portray a country forged by British and French settlers. In contrast to this, the artists in CANADIAN BELONGING(s) demonstrate nuanced and complex examples of nationalism and belonging, speaking back to dominant representations of national identity, in particular, settler-colonialism and white supremacy. Through their use of the photograph and its function as documentation, as a site for intervention, and as an archive for appropriation, the artists in CANADIAN BELONGING(s) make visible multiple understandings of identity through the presentation of specific objects of identification. Here, the postcard, passport, scrapbook, portrait and treaty are all re-signified, subverting their settler-colonial function and, instead, evidencing distinct examples of 'Canadian' belonging. Curated by Ellyn Walker, featuring work by Basil AlZeri, Sonny Assu, Pansee Atta, Cindy Blažević, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Kristie MacDonald, Meryl McMaster, and Abdi Osman. The tour will also visit Mark Kasumovic: Instrumental at the Art Gallery of Missisauga's XIT-RM Project Space.

Oakville Galleries

Next, at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square and Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, visit the opening of Down To Write You This Poem Sat. Art and poetry share a long and rich history, from the visual poetry experiments of the modernist avant-garde to the association of the Beat Generation with artists like Andy Warhol. Today, this conversation continues, with practitioners borrowing freely from one another and often active in both areas. One of the defining features of this intersection has been the way language has increasingly loosened itself from the printed page and responded to new technological developments. In Down To Write You This Poem Sat this shift is explored, with artists and poets readily making use of new media while drawing on the language and techniques of mass culture through film, writing, performance, and installation. Don't miss a performance by Sophie Jung at 3:45 pm at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Down To Write You This Poem Sat features numerous artists and poets including Charles Bernstein, Hannah Black, Raymond Boisjoly, bpNichol, Aisha Sasha John, Sophie Jung, Tiziana La Melia, Maryse Larivière, Micah Lexier and Derek McCormack, Hanne Lippard, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Adam Pendleton, Heather Phillipson, Haim Steinbach, Martine Syms, and YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES. This exhibition is generously supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Program Details

Time

12:00 pm: Ryerson Image Centre. Visit Scotiabank Photography Award: Angela Grauerholz.

1:30 pm: Art Gallery of Mississauga. Visit CANADIAN BELONGING(s) and Mark Kasumovic: Instrumental.

2:45 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit opening of Down To Write You This Poem Sat.

3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Opening of Down To Write You This Poem Sat continues, with refreshments.

5:00 pm: Drop-off at the Ryerson Image Centre.

Location

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto
416.979.5164
www.ryerson.ca/ric

Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
905.896.5088
www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Oakville Galleries
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square: 120 Navy Street, Oakville
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens: 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
905.844.4402
www.oakvillegalleries.com

Images (left to right): Angela Grauerholz, La bibliothèque, 1993, azo dye print. Courtesy of the artist, Art 45, Montreal and the Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto; Basil AlZeri, #7 from The Postcard Project I, 2015, digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Manolo Lugo; Hannah Black, My Bodies, 2014, video still. Courtesy of the artist.

Related Exhibitions

Down To Write You This Poem Sat

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square

Art and poetry share a long and rich history, from the visual poetry experiments of the modernist avant-garde to the association of the Beat Generation with artists like Andy Warhol. Today, this conversation continues, with practitioners borrowing freely from one another and often active in both areas.

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