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Valérie Blass: Le Parlement Des Invisibles

May 18 - December 1
Art Gallery of Ontario

These works by Montreal artist Valérie Blass, on display for the first time, invite us to examine the unexpected relationships between surfaces, volumes and their underlying structures, and to picture the invisible bodies that might wear any given item.

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

July 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Royal Ontario Museum

Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition explores Hammett’s significant collection and examines the connection between artistry, emotion, and popular culture through a selection of works from 20th-century cinema.

Sandra Brewster: Blur

July 24, 2019 - March 29, 2020
Art Gallery of Ontario

In the Blur series, Brewster explores layered experiences of identity – ones that may bridge relationships to Canada and elsewhere, as well as to the present and the past. She is influenced by vernacular photographs, particularly images of Caribbean Canadians not long after their arrival in this country.

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister

August 30, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner presents the Canadian premiere of artist Cannupa Hanska Luger’s Every One, a monumental social sculpture commemorating victims of the crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members, with thousands of documented cases in both Canada and the U.S.

God of Gods: A Canadian Play

September 4 - November 30
Art Museum – Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Deanna Bowen’s film is a conversation by Indigenous artists and writers John Hampton, Peter Morin, Lisa Myers, Archer Pechawis, and cheyanne turions.

Age of You

September 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020
MOCA Toronto

An exhibition curated by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Age of You is a timely exhibition about how the self has become more extreme, and what it means to be an individual today.

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

September 11 - December 8
Ryerson Image Centre

Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African photographic portraiture through the perspectives of women, both as sitters and photographers.

Syrus Marcus Ware: Ancestors, Can You Read Us? (Dispatches From The Future)

September 11 - December 8
Ryerson Image Centre

Commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art and the RIC, the artist draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism to transform the Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall into a portal through which the next generation of racialized activists communicate with us, their ancestors, and offer us insights into the future.

Weather Amnesia

September 18, 2019 - June 26, 2020
Jackman Humanities Institute

How often do we take note of the strange weather? The artists’ works included in Weather Amnesia offer visual insight into the profound disruptions that are under way. With strangeness becoming the new normal, the exhibition makes us wonder and think about what kind of future awaits us

Qaggiq: Gathering Place

September 18 - November 30
Art Museum – U of T Art Centre

The exhibition at the Art Museum focuses on the expansive media activist project of Isuma and is produced in partnership with the Toronto Biennale of Art on the occasion and as extension of Isuma’s participation at the 58th International Art Biennale in Venice.

ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ / Among All These Tundras

September 18 - December 7
Onsite Gallery

Among All These Tundras features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. Together, their works politically and poetically express current Arctic concerns towards land, language, sovereignty and resurgence.

Undomesticated

September 19 - November 17
Koffler Centre of the Arts

Detouring notions of home and domesticity, this project addresses an underlying impossibility to adapt to and conversely tame our environments in order to construct places where our bodies and psyches can fit in.

Adam Basanta / All We’d Ever Need is One Another (trio)

September 20 - November 20
Arsenal Contemporary

Mixed-media installation from Montreal based artist Adam Basanta. The piece creates images autonomously through self-generating techniques: a continuously running "art-factory" operating independently of human input.

Naeem Mohaiemen What we found after you left

September 21, 2019 - May 10, 2020
The Power Plant

Spanning two seasons, a rotating program of films and accompanying footnotes explores historical ruptures, documentation and archives.

Vincent Meessen Blues Klair

September 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020
The Power Plant

Developed around the newly-commissioned immersive film installation Ultramarine, this exhibition proposes a re-exploration of history through archives, music and film.

Hajra Waheed Hold Everything Dear

September 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020
The Power Plant

Hold Everything Dear takes a single form — the spiral — as a starting point to reflect on processes of upheaval in human experience. Partly inspired by a collection of essays on survival and resistance by art critic and novelist John Berger, the works act as a meditation on undefeated despair and the possibilities for radical hope.

Rashid Johnson: Anxious Audience

September 21, 2019 - May 10, 2020
The Power Plant

For his first solo presentation in Canada, American artist Rashid Johnson stages a major new site-specific commission. Entering the Clerestory, we find ourselves surrounded by two monumental tiled panels, each containing an accumulation of nearly one hundred faces.

Nadia Myre: Listen, speak and sing

October 4 - November 30
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

This premiere exhibition, curated by Betty Julian, features photographic, video and sound artworks that expand our understanding of the complexities of living as an Indigenous artist and citizen in the twenty-first century. 

Douglas Bentham, Still Life

October 10 - December 6
Nicholas Metivier Gallery

In the Still Life series, Bentham creates assemblages in an intimate scale from utilitarian and ornamental brass and bronze. Decorative figures and vessels are eloquently combined with planes and rods, transcending the materials’ original purposes and inspiring new meaning.

Early Rubens

October 12, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Art Gallery of Ontario

The exhibition highlights works the Flemish master produced between 1609 and 1621 – a crucial time that was the artist’s most innovative and inspired. Early Rubens includes such masterpieces as The Head of Medusa (from The Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic) and The Boar Hunt (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Marseille), complementing treasures from the AGO Collection: The Massacre of the Innocents and his most finished oil sketch, The Raising of the Cross.

Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment

October 17, 2019 - January 19, 2020
Gardiner Museum

Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Englightenment explores the story of this transformation with rare objects, fascinating histories, and amusing stories.

Xuan Ye: Wear Your Soul in Wordy Yesterday Gold

October 18 - November 16
Xpace Cultural Centre

Wear Your Soul in Wordy Yesterday Gold features the GUI caret icon as a light sculpture displayed against a patterned wall with checkers indicating transparency in graphic programs.

HollyJo, Tracing the Guts of a Ghost

October 18 - November 16
Xpace Cultural Centre

Familiar and strange: estranged. Hiding behind curtains and plastic furniture coverings. What is present but never named? How can we grieve the death of family itself?

Victor Cicansky, The Garden of Art is a Never-Ending Story

October 19 - November 16
Mira Godard Gallery

New Bronze and Ceramic Sculptures by Victor Cicansky

Kim Dorland

October 23 - November 24
Patel Gallery

Kim Dorland pushes the boundaries of painted representation through an exploration of memory, material, nostalgia, identity and place. Drawing heavily from the

SALON VII: Annual Holiday Show

October 23 - December 22

Patel Gallery is pleased to announce its 7th annual holiday salon-style exhibition on display from October 23 - December 22, featuring hundreds of artworks at our Queen Street Location.

Hito Steryl: This Is The Future

October 24, 2019 - February 23, 2020
Art Gallery of Ontario

First solo show in Canada for the German artist, filmmaker, writer and cultural critic. Hito Steyerl is an acute observer and interpreter of globalized and digitized cultures; her work often blends the personal with the political and irony with seriousness as she investigates how images are created, packaged and consumed.

Claire Greenshaw: With My Little Eye

October 25 - December 21
Clint Roenisch Gallery

The artist works primarily in drawing and sculpture and this exhibition will be notable for its melding of the two with her largest, most ambitious undertaking thus far.

Fin Simonetti, Head Gusset

October 25 - December 7
Cooper Cole

Head Gussett, like all exhibitions by Canadian artist Fin Simonetti, is set within a narrative where the desire for security is preeminently met with measures of control. Because Simonetti’s work always anticipates an intruder, her exhibitions can’t help but also serve as invitations for the uninvited guest.

Jagdeep Raina

October 25 - December 7
Cooper Cole

COOPER COLE is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring the works of Jagdeep Raina. This marks the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Another Fire

October 25 - December 7
Cooper Cole

Rodriguez, in this recent body, pays tribute to the sun as our most primordial temporal compass, honouring its capacity to both guide life on Earth and, as of late, incinerate it.

Present Being, a group exhibition

October 26 - November 17
Samara Contemporary

Through a variety of different media, this group of female empowered artists aim to reposition the traditional western gaze, and reclaim the gendered body.

Kim-Lee Kho: Heartspace

October 30 - November 23
Red Head Gallery

Heartspaces are not tidy. They are bloody and muscular and visceral. They throb with the rhythm of our life. As their chambers squeeze, then fill, they experience high and low tides in the space of a single beat.

Grayson James: After Alexandria

October 30 - December 8
Ryerson Image Centre

It is through the bodily experience of encountering other readers through the traces that they left behind that I began to think of these books as a medium through which I was able to engage with others.

Amy Shackleton, Turn it Around

November 7 - November 21
#Hashtag Gallery

Shackleton’s inventive painting process has engaged over 15 million viewers online. Rather than paintbrushes, she uses squeeze bottles and gravity as her primary tools for creation. Liquid paint is dripped, poured and layered as the canvas is turned to navigate.

Meghan Price and Suzanne Nacha, Chromacore

November 7 - December 7
United Contemporary

Meghan Price and Suzanne Nacha consider the structural and formal properties of rock materials, the concept of deep geological time and the aesthetics of geologic patterning.

Marie-Michelle Deschamps

November 8 - November 30
Franz Kaka

Franz Kaka is excited to present a solo exhibition of new work by Montreal-based artist Marie-Michelle Deschamps.

The MOEG presents: Group Experiments n02

November 8 - November 23
Margin of Eras Gallery

For our second experiment, we explore feelings of alienation, vulnerability and comfort. When do we feel loved? What makes us feel safe? And how do we cope when we feel a loss of control?

Richard Storms: Vanishing Point

November 14 - December 14
Birch Contemporary

Opening reception Thursday November 14 from 6 to 8pm

Stephen Appleby-Barr, Above The Clouds, Below The Sky

November 14 - December 6
Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Since moving to England in late 2017, Stephen Appleby-Barr has been developing the next chapter in the narrative for his imaginative and exquisitely rendered paintings. Taking inspiration to the extreme, he fabricated an archive of intricate flora and architectural maquettes to inform the backgrounds and storylines for his paintings.

Artists on Artists: Sophia Oppel on “Age of You”

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MOCA Toronto

MOCA’s Artists on Artists series is a programme where local artists are invited to discuss MOCA’s current exhibitions, or a single artwork, in any format or direction of their choosing.

Opening Reception: Andrew Dadson: Green Peace

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Daniel Faria Gallery

In this body of work, Dadson employs the act of painting to consider the various markings humans leave upon the environment. Notions of borders and (re)framing emerge in his work as he uses the edges of the canvas, literal fences, and empty spaces to suggest an infinite expansion beyond the painted gestures that often spill over and extend those very boundaries.

ROM Friday Night Live

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

Royal Ontario Museum

Dance, drink, and discover the ROM like never before, at Toronto’s most iconic Friday night event.

In Conversation: Naeem Mohaiemen with Jaret Vadera

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Power Plant

Naeem Mohaiemen researches former utopias and incomplete decolonizations through essays, films, and installations. He explores misrecognition within global solidarity, in order to imagine a future international left as an alternative to current dead-end silos of race and religion

Bloodsuckers, Legends to Leeches

November 16, 2019 - March 22, 2020
Royal Ontario Museum

Quench a thirst you didn’t even know you had in Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches, a ROM-original exhibition where nature and culture truly collide.

We the Centre

November 16, 2019 - January 18, 2020
Patel Division Projects

Patel Division Projects is pleased to present We the Centre, a group show featuring Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber, Karel Funk, Simon Hughes, Sarah Anne Johnson (courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery), Wanda Koop, and Micah Lexier (courtesy of Birch Contemporary).

Daniel Hutchinson: Florilegium

November 16 - December 21
Angell Gallery

The current paintings, produced in Hamilton before the artist's departure for Victoria, capture the liveliness of these objects and, especially, the plants – the late-summer window gardens full of overripe fruit or sunflower blooms, sagging heavy with seeds – located in these liminal spaces. Rather than asking us simply to identify the forms, the paintings invite us to daydream like Huysmans's protagonist and lose ourselves in their hallucinatory qualities.

Luke Painter: The Spirit is Willing

November 16 - December 21
Angell Gallery

Every living thing demonstrates a will to survive. A component of this survival instinct is commonly referred to as the “flight or fight response”, an evolutionary trait that allows humans, animals, insects and even some plants to sense and assess danger, and respond in ways that protect themselves.

Andrew Dadson: Green Peace

November 16, 2019 - January 18, 2020
Daniel Faria Gallery

In this body of work, Dadson employs the act of painting to consider the various markings humans leave upon the environment. Notions of borders and (re)framing emerge in his work as he uses the edges of the canvas, literal fences, and empty spaces to suggest an infinite expansion beyond the painted gestures that often spill over and extend those very boundaries.

Artist Tour and Drop-in Workshop | Grayson James: After Alexandria

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Ryerson Image Centre

It is through the bodily experience of encountering other readers through the traces that they left behind that I began to think of these books as a medium through which I was able to engage with others.

Artist Talk with Daniel Strong

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Part of the programing for “Above The Clouds, Below The Sky“, an exhibition of paintings and etchings by Stephen Appleby-Barr.

Opening Reception: We the Centre

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Patel Division Projects

Patel Division Projects is pleased to present We the Centre, a group show featuring Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber, Karel Funk, Simon Hughes, Sarah Anne Johnson (courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery), Wanda Koop, and Micah Lexier (courtesy of Birch Contemporary).

Hang with the artists: Meghan Price & Suzanne Nacha: Chromacore

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
United Contemporary

If you need another opportunity to pick their brains, the artists will be present at United Contemporary this Saturday November 16th, from 2 to 5 pm. Come say hello.

Opening Reception: Daniel Hutchinson: Florilegium

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Angell Gallery

The current paintings, produced in Hamilton before the artist's departure for Victoria, capture the liveliness of these objects and, especially, the plants – the late-summer window gardens full of overripe fruit or sunflower blooms, sagging heavy with seeds – located in these liminal spaces. Rather than asking us simply to identify the forms, the paintings invite us to daydream like Huysmans's protagonist and lose ourselves in their hallucinatory qualities.

Opening Reception: Luke Painter: The Spirit is Willing

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Angell Gallery

Every living thing demonstrates a will to survive. A component of this survival instinct is commonly referred to as the “flight or fight response”, an evolutionary trait that allows humans, animals, insects and even some plants to sense and assess danger, and respond in ways that protect themselves.

Archiving Eden: Exchange

November 20, 2019 - May 3, 2020
MOCA Toronto

"Archiving Eden: Exchange" presents x-ray images of 5,000 seeds — the smallest number required to preserve a single plant species. Over time, the installation will change both physically and visually: from representational to actual, dark to light.

Anti-Black Racism Workshop

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
918 Bathurst

This session uses the anti-oppressive framework and an intersectional approach to explore anti-Black racism within a Canadian cultural context.

Performance: AGO Live: 100 Years of Merce Cunningham

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Art Gallery of Ontario

AGO marks the 100th birthday of American choreographer Merce Cunningham, one of the most influential figures in modern dance, with a night of performances in Walker Court. This free program is presented in partnership with Fall for Dance North, and will feature live accompaniment by pianist Adam Tendler.

Sitting with a scoby: critical kombucha and slurpy feminisms

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SUGAR

In this talk, artist-curator Lauren Fournier will discuss her ongoing, site-responsive curatorial experiment Fermenting Feminism (2016-present) and her most recent publication CRITICAL BOOCH (Access Gallery, 2019): expanding on the form of a curatorial talk to present a working theory for slurpy feminisms, abd extending the multi-authored framework of “fermenting feminism” to a reconsideration of the limits of language, discourse, and signification.

Fermentation: Expanding the collective

November 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

SUGAR

A reading and tasting group, with Gabriel Levine and guests. Fermenting can be many things: a technique of radical queer and feminist healing, a mode of reclaiming “traditional” foodways, an easily-mocked sign of gentrification, a retreat from the violence of the industrial food system, a way of creating value-added products for niche markets, a path toward multi-species collaboration, a metaphor for collective political uprising, and a sign of settler or nationalist belonging. Often, it is many of these things at once.

42nd Annual OAAG Awards

November 25 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harbourfront Centre

Please join us in celebration of the 42nd annual, 2019 OAAG Awards! Please join us before the ceremony at 4:00 PM for a special reception with music, silent auction, food, and a cash bar.

Marta Stares: Somewhere Only We Know

November 26 - December 3
Black Cat – Artspace

Tanenbaum Lecture with Syrus Marcus Ware

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ryerson Image Centre

Commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art and the RIC, the artist draws on the shared language of speculative fiction and political activism to transform the Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall into a portal through which the next generation of racialized activists communicate with us, their ancestors, and offer us insights into the future.

Laura Thipphawong: Parallel Universe

November 28, 2019 - January 11, 2020
Coldstream Fine Art

By exploring ideas of healing from trauma, and equivocating the Romantic sublime with contemporary mental health issues of self-awareness and empowerment, Laura aims to capture in images the disquiet she experienced while learning to reconnect mind and body, and find agency using the wilderness as a conduit.

4×4 …and a Little More 2019

November 28 - December 8
#Hashtag Gallery

It's that time of year! Our annual 4x4 Show is back with artwork from over 50 artists! Come by starting November 28th and see what miniature treasures adorn the walls!

Inuit Art On-Line: Symposium

November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Onsite Gallery

This public symposium will convene a panel of Inuit artists and scholars to discuss the role and importance of materiality in the creation and presentation of Inuit art.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Laura Thipphawong: Parallel Universe

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coldstream Fine Art

By exploring ideas of healing from trauma, and equivocating the Romantic sublime with contemporary mental health issues of self-awareness and empowerment, Laura aims to capture in images the disquiet she experienced while learning to reconnect mind and body, and find agency using the wilderness as a conduit.

Performance by Victoria Sin

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MOCA Toronto

For the North American premiere of If I had the words to tell you we wouldn’t be here now, Sin performs alongside percussionist Nikki Joshi and wears a specially commissioned oceanic costume by Athens-based designer Dimitra Petsa. First performed at Chi Wen gallery in Taipei and later travelled to the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Opening Reception: 4×4 …and a Little More 2019

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
#Hashtag Gallery

It's that time of year! Our annual 4x4 Show is back with artwork from over 50 artists! Come by starting November 28th and see what miniature treasures adorn the walls!

Opening Reception: Marta Stares: Somewhere Only we know

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Black Cat – Artspace

Alan Emery in conversation with Jonathon Gatehouse

November 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MOCA Toronto

Marine biologist, Alan Emery, and journalist, Jonathon Gatehouse, discuss the immense changes occurring in the oceans and how these shifts are affecting Canada, a country with three ocean coasts. This conversation delves into what can be done with technology, resources, changes, and sacrifice to address the global climate crisis.

Special Exhibition Tour of: The Way She Looks

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ryerson Image Centre

Tour with Gaëlle Morel and Kenneth Montague. The Way She Looks revisits the history of African photographic portraiture through the perspectives of women, both as sitters and photographers.

Digital Justice Lab Workshop: Mapping Data Bodies

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MOCA Toronto

In this workshop, we will navigate the impact of datafication to form a better understanding of our “data bodies” and how they are used, stored and shared by governments and corporations.

Performance: AGO Live: Miho Hatori – Salon Mondialité

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
One weekend only
Art Gallery of Ontario

Japanese born, New York-based artist Miho Hatori brings to Jackman Hall a musical exploration of memory, identity and the philosophy of Martinique-born poet and thinker Édouard Glissant.

Artist Talk: Grayson James

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ryerson Image Centre

It is through the bodily experience of encountering other readers through the traces that they left behind that I began to think of these books as a medium through which I was able to engage with others.

Latin Free Workshops

December 14 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 2, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 14, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on January 11, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on February 8, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on March 7, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on May 2, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on June 13, 2020 at 11:30 am

Mississauga Valley Community Centre

The Hispanic Canadian Arts Association, a not-for-profit organization committed to supporting and promoting Latin arts and culture is providing these free art workshops.

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