WHAT'S ON AT UTAC
Paul-Emile Borduas, Sereine Carrière, 1952, oil on canvas, 132 cm x 170 cm. Estate of Dorothy Macpherson.
The University College Collection: Great Art for a Great University
18 January to 19 March 2011
Opening reception: Tuesday January 18 2011 5-7pm
The University College Collection: Great Art for a Great University will be the first major exhibition to highlight the riches and diversity of the University College Art Collection as a whole. Created largely through the generosity of donors over many generations, the University College Collection comprises some 500 works of art dating from the earliest years of the College to the present day.
The exhibition, generously supported by Ernest Howard will be accompanied by a full-colour catalogue of the Collection with contributions from UTAC's Director, Niamh O'Laoghaire and Curator, Matt Brower, as well as Canadian art historian and curator, Dennis Reid. The catalogue has been generously supported by Margaret E. McKelvey. Additional support for the exhibition has been provided by Manulife Financial, UTAC's 2011 Supporting Sponsor and the University College Bartley Bull Fund.
North Korean Images At Utopia's Edge
Collection of Nicholas Bonner, Courtesy of The Korea Society
18 January to 19 March 2011
Opening reception: Wednesday January 19 2011 4-6pm
Chae Yong-Sun, Bus Conductor, 2002–2003, Linoleum Print (Ed. Unknown) 53.4 cm x 101.6 cm. Collection of Nicholas Bonner
North Korean Images At Utopia's Edge, organized in association with The Korea Society, is co-presented with the Centre for the Study of Korea of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and is the first exhibition of North Korean art to be shown in Canada.
The twenty-four colourful prints depicting visions of daily life in the Democratic People's Republic were produced over the past three decades and taken from the private collection of Nicholas Bonner.
The Centre for the Study of Korea is excited to be involved in presenting At Utopia's Edge, explains Assistant Professor Janet Poole because it offers a rare opportunity to consider how artists in North Korea represent their own ideal society. In Canada it is hard to see beyond the images of a militaristic and enigmatic state, this exhibition expands the parameters of what might be considered things North Korean: into the realms of work, art and utopian dreams."
North Korean Images At Utopia's Edge was organized by The Korea Society and presented by the Centre for the Study of Korea, Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs and the University of Toronto Art Centre.
A wealth of public programming organized in conjunction with At Utopia's Edge and the University College Collection will bring more information and ways to engage with the art and ideas presented in these exciting shows.
Tuesday January 25 2011, 3-5 pm
Art with Insight Director's Gallery Talk Series
Automatism and Québec Abstraction in the University College Art Collection
Thursday February 3 2011, 1-5 pm
Symposium presented in conjunction with North Korean Images at Utopia's Edge
Tradition and Socialism: Art and Archeology in North Korea, 1 pm
Jane Portal, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
To be an Artist in North Korea: Of Talent and Then Some More, 3 pm
Koen de Ceuster, Leiden University
Tuesday February 8 2011, 3-5 pm
Art with Insight Director's Gallery Talk Series,
East Coast Realism in the University College Art Collection.
Art with Insight is generously supported by Peter Allen.
RSVP: 416-978-1838 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Location for all events: UTAC art lounge.
For more information please contact:
Maureen Smith, (416) 946-7089, email@example.com
Tuesday to Friday 12-5 Saturday 12-4
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Toronto, ON M5S 3H7