We are just beginning to understand the implications of a climate-changing world. As we face increasingly-unpredictable environmental conditions, many of the world’s poorest residents are at risk to drought, sea level rise, and the loss of habitat that supports fishing, farming, and other livelihoods.
Arsenal Contemporary Art Toronto is delighted to present the work of the Montreal-born artist Miles Greenberg. His work consists of large-scale, sensorially-immersive and often site-specific environments which revolve around the physical body in space. These installations are activated with durational performances, treating the body as a sculptural material.
This lobby exhibition features figurative ceramic sculptures adorned with tactile designs inspired by African scarification. Scarification is an ancient, body-modifying cultural tradition practiced by various tribal groups throughout Africa. Each piece within this series is inspired by body art from a specific African tribe.
This dynamic new body of work explores the legacy of Black Loyalists, and confronts the past with present through contemporary cultural references. This highly anticipated exhibition will consist of a series of painted works, and textile installations which will include found historical objects. The artist utilizes vintage farming sacks and other textiles to underpin the convergence of historical oppression, systemic racism, and contemporary sports.
Featuring works ranging from Chinese porcelain and Islamic metalware to Venetian textiles and glass, this exhibition explores how objects connected cultures and geographies during the Renaissance. It questions the role of objects and images in stimulating significant forms of encounter, and more specifically, the role of ceramics in encapsulating cultural exchanges and intersections.