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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.

School for the Movement of the Technicolo(u)r People

September 12 - October 26
Gallery TPW

Transformed through architectural interventions, video, and photo-choreographic scores, Gallery TPW is envisioned as a dance studio and school that seeks to address a guiding conceptual question: “What is a Black. Dance. Curriculum. Today?” Here “Black dance” is intended not just to point to the canon of African diasporic dance but to the perpetually unstable condition and resiliency of Black life in Canada and the United States.

Bambitchell: Bugs and Beasts Before the Law

September 14 - November 2
Mercer Union

Working under the moniker Bambitchell since 2009, the research-based practice of artists Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Kyle Mitchell re-imagines nationalist histories through the clever recycling of official state documents and institutional archives to produce moving image, installation and performance works.

SPACE: Erdem Taşdelen | Vicissitudes

September 14 - November 2
Mercer Union

Mercer Union will present a series of commissioned images by Toronto-based artist Erdem Taşdelen. The project is presented within the context of SPACE, Mercer Union’s public-facing billboard platform that invites one artist to produce a yearlong series of images.

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.


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.

Rajni Perera: ‘Traveller’

September 19 - November 2
Patel Division Projects

Inaugural exhibition at the newly announced Patel x Division Projects, a partnership between Division Montreal and Patel Gallery at 45 Ernest Ave. The exhibition will build upon Perera's Traveller series, speaking directly to issues of sovereignty, belonging, identity and personhood as they all begin to change and readjust.

Shezad Dawood: Leviathan

September 19 - November 3
MOCA Toronto

MOCA Toronto presents elements from Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan, an ambitious ten-part film cycle launched in Venice in 2017. This tale of oceanic ecology and migration is shown alongside the first instalment of Dawood’s virtual reality project, VR Leviathan Legacy, 2018, where visitors can delve 150 years into a future irreversibly altered by climate-change.

Nadia Belerique: There’s A Hole In The Bucket

September 19 - November 2
Daniel Faria Gallery

Employing photographic strategies in her sculptural installations, Nadia Belerique stages a tenuous relationship between the physical world and its representations.

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.

Ludovic Boney: Constructive Interference

September 24 - November 2
A Space Gallery

Through material, colour and sound, Boney asks us to consider history, its weight, and the relationship we have to our collectively created ephemera.

Shadows and Fright

October 1 - October 31
Liberty Arts Gallery and Shop

An eclectic mix of lively, imaginative work that casts shadows within boxes and shadowy creepers who crawl from the cryptic confines of their own boxes.

Ian Mackay: Caprice

October 2 - October 26
Red Head Gallery

Influenced by early 20th century Expressionist artist groups, Die Brucke and Der Blaue Reiter, this exhibition features some of Mackay’s large semi-abstract pastel works and smaller “portrait” oil paintings of figures in crisis.

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. 

Jeremy Miranda: One Summer

October 4 - November 2
Dianna Witte Gallery

With this new exhibition, Jeremy is rooted in depictions of his changing routine, while keeping sparks of the ethereal within the small details of a moody sunset, or the glow of fireflies on a summer night.

Sophia Oppel: An Infinite Loop In The Virtual Plaza

October 5 - October 27
Crutch CAC

Oppel’s work addresses the insidious positions of embedded power in networked infrastructures, and its manifestations in embodied experience.

Janet Taylor: Balance

October 10 - November 9
Akasha Art Projects

Scraped clean in the last ice age, the near north of Ontario is a landscape of fragmented rock and precisely balanced boulders left by retreating glaciers. The very skin of the world is exposed and its interaction with the rich ecosystem it now supports is explicit.

When I Was a Kid, I Would Lay in My Twin Sized Bed and Wonder Where My Brother Was

October 11 - November 3
Ignite Gallery

All three artists are interested in highlighting the duality of contemporary issues and explore the relationship of humanity to the highly industrialized society we find ourselves within.

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.

Micah Lexier: To each corner its own letter

October 12 - November 9
Birch Contemporary

Image: Micah Lexier To each corner its own letter., 2019, 6" × 1", waterjet-cut aluminum painted, 6" PMS cool grey 10  

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.

Beth Stuart: DAMMA Paintings V1: Dependent Origination

October 17 - October 23
Susan Hobbs Gallery

Working through the material practice, histories, and restoration of these and other frescoes, DAMMA Paintings V1: Dependent Origination, offers a suite of new paintings alongside other recent works made from Venetian plaster and pigment.

Interval Record – Group Show

October 17 - October 30
Black Cat – Artspace

Organized by Leah Oates Artists: Salvatore G. F. Crimi - Photography Pamela Dodds - Printmaking & Mixed Media Leah Oates - Photography

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?

The Space Between

October 19 - November 2
United Contemporary

The Space Between, a group show of gallery artists Stefan Berg, Amanda Clyne, Sarah Dinnick, Huy Lam, Meghan Price, Suzanne Nacha and Gordon Shadrach. Curated to complement the work on display at the Art Toronto art fair.

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.

Katrina Schaman – The Attic Wall

October 25 - November 6
Black Cat – Showroom

Claire Greenshaw: With My Little Eye

October 25 - December 21
Clint Roenisch Gallery

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.

Stand With Hong Kong Journalists

October 31 - November 10
Black Cat – Artspace

Press Photo Exhibition on Hong Kong Anti-Extradition Law Movement

Richard Storms: Vanishing Point

November 14 - December 14
Birch Contemporary

Opening reception Thursday November 14 from 6 to 8pm

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