ARTbus: Exhibition Tour
Sunday 6 October 2019, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pick-up and drop-off at Gallery TPW
$10 donation includes transportation to all galleries and afternoon refreshments
Ride the ARTbus and discover some of the season's best exhibitions in the GTA! Visit Gallery TPW, the Small Arms Inspection Building and Oakville Galleries.
This event is generously supported by our Public Programs Partner Chubb.
fall ARTbus begins at Gallery TPW with a tour of School for the Movement of the Technicolo(u)r People, a large-scale
artist exchange, exhibition, and public school platform. The project was
created through the artistic direction of Los Angeles-based dance artist taisha
paggett in collaboration with visual artists Ashley Hunt, Kim Zumpfe, and WXPT
Toronto, a temporary dance company that features Ella Cooper, Rodney Diverlus,
Bishara Elmi, Aisha Sasha John, Ashley Perez, and Danielle Smith. Convened in
memory of the segregation-era CB Dansby High School for Black youth in East
Texas, the School builds a site/home and experimental curriculum that responds
to the limited positioning of Black and queer movers in the worlds of dance,
visual art, and beyond.
Small Arms Inspection Building
the ARTbus will visit the Toronto Biennial of Art at the Small Arms Inspection
Building. The Toronto Biennial of Art is a new international contemporary
visual arts event as culturally connected and diverse as the city itself.
Mississauga's Small Arms Inspection Building, originally a large munitions
plant, is one of 14 Biennial sites on or near Toronto's waterfront. Shaped by
the multi-layered history of the city's ever-changing shoreline—historically a
site of migration, colonization, and commerce, and home today to relics of
heavy industry and new real estate developments—the artworks and programs
offered at Small Arms engage with the lake's ecosystems and respond to the
Biennial's central question: “What does it mean to be in relation?"
at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, the ARTbus will visit the opening
of Georgia Dickie: Agouti Sky. The
installations of the Toronto-based artist are composed from an ever-growing
collection of found objects that she accrues in her studio. With Agouti Sky, Dickie transforms Oakville
Galleries at Centennial Square into a landscape of sorts, made up of the
bric-a-brac refuse of a society built to consume and discard.
Lastly at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, participants will visit the opening of Laurie Kang: Beolle. Kang brings together research in fields such as biology, feminist theory and science fiction with reflections on her own history. For this, her first solo museum project, the Toronto-based artist creates a new site-specific installation that responds to the architecture of Gairloch Gardens.
12:00 pm: Gallery TPW. Visit School for the Movement of the Technicolo(u)r People.
1:30 pm: Small Arms Inspection Building. Visit Toronto Biennial of Art at Small Arms.
2:45 pm: Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square. Visit opening of Georgia Dickie: Agouti Sky.
3:30 pm: Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. Opening of Laurie Kang: Beolle, with refreshments.
5:00 pm: Drop-off at Gallery TPW.
170 St. Helens Avenue, Toronto
Small Arms Inspection Building
1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga
Toronto Biennial of Art
September 21—December 1, 2019
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square: 120 Navy Street, Oakville
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens: 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
Images (clockwise from top left): Ashley Hunt, taisha paggett and Kim Zumpfe with WXPT, Demonstration Score #49 (ensemble) (detail), 2019. Courtesy of the artists; Judy Chicago, Purple Atmosphere (detail), 2018. © Judy Chicago/Artist Rights Society, NY. Photo courtesy of Through the Flower Archives. Courtesy of the artist, Salon 94, New York and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; Georgia Dickie, Occupied Couch (detail), 2019. Courtesy of the artist; Laurie Kang, Unbodied II (detail), 2019. Courtesy of the artist.