Asymmetries, the newest work by Canadian-Guatemalan artist Ramírez-Figueroa reinvents the object to consider its associations with colonial oppression alongside its mythical significance.
Canadian-Guatemalan artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa works across media, varied objects in sculptural installations, and the artist’s own body in performance works, become tools to consider the constructions of identity, architecture and history.
Composed and tuned, the exhibition manifests as one sonic experience from three sound installations [Diagonale (1988), Waiting Room (2000), Tap (1969-1972)] one screening (Solar Breath (2002), two recordings (Falling Starts, W in the D, 1975) and a piano for Snow’s performance – all sharing the same acoustic space.
"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.
Using dissonant imagery, fragmented narrative and immersive, sensorial environments, Perry considers the unsettling nature of our times. Often her works respond to personal circumstances that consider the visceral impact of pain, loss, mental health and our shared experience of living in a hyper-accelerated, technologically dominated world.
Margaret Priest's drawings, sculptures, paintings and prints explore the spatial and material qualities of modern structures, reflecting her commitment to insightful observation, personal memory and feminist philosophy.
Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Englightenment explores the story of this transformation with rare objects, fascinating histories, and amusing stories.
NADI presents a selection of objects that highlight, through their art-making process, how collaboration and cooperation might interrogate art history and strengthen communities. Through a multi-disciplinary practice–comprising performance, sculpture, and video–NADI engage collaborative and collective action as strategies to challenge essentialist readings of contemporary artworks projected onto Indigenous cultural producers.
Spanning two seasons, a rotating program of films and accompanying footnotes explores historical ruptures, documentation and archives.
The Art Committee of the Hart House Permanent Collection has focused on acquiring works by culturally diverse artists in a greater range of media, including artists who are at once engaged with but also counter prevailing canons and mythologies of identity and history in Canadian art, inclusive of broader gender and cultural identities, as well as artistic forms.