ARTbus: Exhibition Tour
Sunday 5 June 2022, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pick-up and drop-off at 72 Perth Avenue, Toronto
$15 suggested contribution includes transportation to all galleries and afternoon refreshments.
Ride the ARTbus and discover some of the season's best exhibitions in the GTA! More details of the sites we will visit can be found below.
Pre-registration is required.
Fort York National Historical Site
The summer ARTbus begins at Fort York National Historic Site, the location of Ange Loft's DISH DANCES, created in collaboration with Jumblies Theatre & Arts. DISH DANCES further expands on ideas about the governance and sustainability of the land. Like Ange's previous work with Talking Treaties (2015-ongoing), this, too, is performed by an all-Indigenous cast, including familiar faces from prior creations working alongside students from the Centre for Indigenous Theatre. Filmed at Camp Naivelt on the Credit River, the project is presented as a video installation at Fort York.
DISH DANCES (2022) is commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art in partnership with Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto History Museums and made possible with the support of ArtworxTO, the Ontario Council for the Arts, and the Women Leading Initiative.
Small Arms Inspection Building
At Small Arms Inspection Building, the Toronto Biennial of Art multi-site exhibition continues. What Water Knows, The Land Remembers draws from polyphonic histories sedimented in and around Toronto, revealing entangled narratives and ecologies across time and space. The second edition of a two-part Biennial extends and deepens concepts of relationality, envisioning an expansive form of kinship—between curators, with artists and collaborators, and with the human and more-than-human. To celebrate the last day of TBA, participants can attend TBA's closing BBQ and also engage with the Onsite Library and several of the Mobile Arts Curriculum tools.
The site features work by Augustas Serapinas, Camille Turner, Dana Prieto, Denyse Thomasos, Derya Akay, Eric-Paul Riege, Jatiwangi art Factory, Jeffrey Gibson, Syrus Marcus Ware, and Timothy Yanick Hunter and features the projects of TBA inaugural Curatorial Fellows Chiedza Pasipanodya and Sebastian de Line.
Next at Oakville Galleries, we attend the opening reception of Tanya Lukin Linklater, who works across a range of media, including choreographed dance performances, video, sculptural installation and text. Her research-based practice considers the troubled colonial histories of Turtle Island (North America) and the structural violences Indigenous communities continue to withstand. In this exhibition, new and recent works consider how these violences are registered and processed in the body and highlight moments of resistance. These moments come from working collaboratively with others as an anticolonial strategy, addressing the complexities of sharing Indigenous knowledge in institutional settings—such as the museum—and a focus on the critical importance of certain practices of everyday life, such as music, dance, language, and domestic rituals.
At Gairloch Gardens, we celebrate the work of Toronto-based artist Paul P. The artist employs the visual aesthetics of the late nineteenth century to consider and commemorate queer social histories, particularly the period of gay liberation that occurred just before the onset of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. He is known for portraits appropriated from source material found in the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Less well known are his numerous delicate watercolours of gardens, flowers and statuary, as well as seascapes and shorelines, drawn from life over the past 15 years. This exhibition brings together a number of these works—most of them never before exhibited—in a haunting reflection on the aesthetics of longing.
Image credits (clockwise from top left):
Ange Loft with Jumblies Theatre & Arts, Dish Dances, 2021, film still; Installation view of 72 Perth Avenue as part of the Toronto Biennial of Art (2022). Photo by Rebecca Tisdelle-Macias; Tanya Lukin Linklater, An amplification through many minds, 2019, video still; Paul P., Untitled, 2009, watercolour on paper. Courtesy the artist and his galleries.
Sunday 5 June 2022, 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Pick-up and drop-off at 72 Perth Avenue, Toronto, ON M6R 2C2