The Art Gallery of Windsor presents:
Fridays Live! April 20, 2012, 7 – 10pm
Opening reception for Spring 2012 exhibitions
Electronic Music by Kero + Annie Hall
Admissions $7, free for AGW members and children 12 years and under
Re-enacting Resistance: Jamelie Hassan.
Curated by Srimoyee Mitra.
April 21- June 10
Jamelie Hassan, L'espace de l'alphabet (1997/ 2012), mixed media installation
For the last three decades, Jamelie Hassan's art practice has consistently expanded the spectrum of contemporary art discourse in Canada. Hassan has received numerous awards including The Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2001 and most recently the Canada Council's Arts International Artist Residency in Paris in the fall of 2012. Re-enacting Resistance brings together key works that highlight Hassan's activist art practice. Focussing on Hassan's significant contribution to the role of the artist as a cultural agent, she revisits her early works that served as interlocutors of social justice. Merging the role of an organizer with that of an artist, Hassan re-enacts major installations from her prolific career to re-examine and question the shared responsibilities of artists, viewers and public galleries and museums at a time when civil unrest, violence and censorship threaten artists, journalists and cultural producers across the world.
April 21, 1pm: Films and Videos of Jamelie Hassan
Curated by Julian Jason Haladyn and Mariam Jordan
Join Jamelie Hassan for a screening and discussion about her ongoing engagement with film and video practices followed by a tour of a site-specific work created by Hassan in 1997 as part of her AGW exhibit Mediterranean Modern curated by Helga Pakasaar.
Land Marks: Contemporary Photographs from the AGW Collection
Works by Christine Burchnall, Stan Douglas, ThinkArchitecture, Bill Vazan and Douglas Walker
Curated by Srimoyee Mitra
April 21- June 10
We live in an image-saturated world. From family albums to police files, Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, to our mobile phones, digital cameras, hard drives with file sharing programs, we navigate through a shapeless empire of accrued images. Since the camera is literally an archiving machine every photograph is an archival object. This exhibition brings together a range of photographic practices - from ones that are conceptually staged to documentation and archiving practices - that examine, memorialize and interpret the conditions of the post-industrial landscapes and built environment of the Windsor/Detroit region through the lens of various photographers from the collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor.
May 6, 1pm: Exhibition Tour by Professor Starling
The Art Gallery of Windsor, SB Contemporary and Dodolab are pleased to announce the visit of the eminent Professor William Starling to Windsor. A descendant of the colony of European Starlings introduced to New York's Central Park in the 1890s, Prof. Starling will tour Land Marks from his unique inter-species perspective discussing adaptation, invasive species and habitat loss.
Works by Nicky Hamlyn, Angela Allen and Simon Payne
Organized and Curated by Media City Film Festival
April 21- June 10
Simon Payne, Primary Phases (2006-2012), 3 channel video projection
Celebrating three distinguished British artists working in diverse media Correspondences features work by the filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn, painter Angela Allen and video artist Simon Payne. Organized to coincide with the 18th edition of Media City Film Festival, this exhibition deals with questions of colour, frame, medium, perceptual modalities, and translation between media.
Programs in partnership with Media City Film Festival and LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers):
May 24, 2pm Exhibition walk through and panel discussion with Nicky Hamlyn, Angel Allen, Simon Payne. Panel moderated by Tess Takahashi.
Artist- Residence: Nicky Hamlyn (UK)
April 25-May 16
Nicky Hamlyn, renowned British artist will spend three weeks creating site-specific films in Windsor and Detroit, intended for both cinema and gallery, culminating in their presentation during festival week.
16mm Film Workshop and presentation by LIFT
Sunday, April 29 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Using 16mm sound recording film, flashlights and found objects participants will produce a short collaborative film in one session. The class is free and open to the public and will be instructed by LIFT's Executive Director Ben Donoghue and Education Coordinator Coral Aiken.
Film. Develop. Project.
16mm Film Workshops with Nicky Hamlyn (UK)
Saturday, April 28 • Saturday, May 5 • Saturday, May 12 • 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
These one-day intensive workshops participants will be introduced to basic 16mm film production. Each participant will leave with a digital copy of the film to take away for editing.
For registration and details please visit:
The Art Gallery of Windsor:
Media City Film Festival
IAIN BAXTER&: Super 8 INFORMATION
Friday, May 25 at 2:00pm
Rare Super 8 film screening, book launch and panel discussion
Moderated by Adam Lauder
This program will mark the first ever screening of IAIN BAXTER&'s rare Super 8 films from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. BAXTER& used Super 8 film to both document the activities of the N.E. Thing Co. and create independent artworks. Many of the films are of great historical significance to both BAXTER&'s own practice and to the larger field of conceptual art of the era (e.g. Lucy Lippard Walking North ). Intended to celebrate one of Canada's most significant artists, this program will feature between 12-16 single-reel Super 8 films (shown in their original format) accompanied by an animated talk by Iain Baxter& himself.
From the AGW's historical collection:
April 21 – June 10, 2012
Curated by Catharine Mastin
Painter and printmaker Mary Evelyn Wrinch (1877-1969) was an active member of the visual arts community in Toronto in the early 20th century. This exhibition features paintings and lino block prints, with subject matter that includes landscapes and industrial activity in Muskoka as well as floral imagery developed in response to her gardens in Wychwood Park, Toronto where she lived for many decades alone and with her husband, artist George A. Reid. The exhibition shows her to be an accomplished artist and important printmaker, and traces the formation of the collection of her work at the AGW.
For more information contact: Nicole McCabe, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 519-977-0013 ext. 134.
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