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25th IMAGES FESTIVAL

UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

Special evening with Carolee Schneemann and Marielle Nitoslawska

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Off Screen in galleries NOW!
(On Screen and Live Images : April 12-21, 2012)

SPECIAL GALA PREVIEW screening!

Marielle Nitoslawska's Breaking The Frame
documentary on groundbreaking artist Carolee Schneemann

The Images Festival is pleased to present a special gala preview screening of a documentary on internationally renowned feminist artist Carolee Schneemann entitled Breaking the Frame directed by Montreal-based Marielle Nitoslawska Wednesday April 4, 2012, 7 PM at The Royal located at 608 College Street in Toronto. This special evening will allow Toronto audiences a chance to get a sneak peek at Nitoslawska's much anticipated documentary, and to see the Director and subject Carolee Schneemann in in person.

*In addition to the screening and Q&A, Images will be offering tickets for a pre-screening VIP reception, where guests will enjoy reserved seating, refreshments, gift bags and hear remarks from the filmmaker.
All proceeds from this fundraising event support the 25th anniversary Images Festival, running April 12-21.

Marielle Nitoslawska's Breaking the Frame presents Schneemann's recollections and meditations on her life/work in order to pose the questions what is space, where is form, and how do we look? Nitoslawska's roving, insistently kinetic camera breaks open the frame(work) of art as discrete from the domestic sphere, revealing the magnificent mess of interiority and the interconnected holism of (the artist's) life. A meditation on space – physical, domestic, corporeal, and conceptual - Breaking the Frame provokes us to consider the edges and fractures where painting, writing, performance, and filmmaking are generated. Schneemann's multifaceted and transdisciplinary practice is reflected in the formal structure of the film, as Nitoslawska's spinning, haptic cinematography and montage foregrounds the multidimensionality of the work. Highlighting the gloss of photographic prints, the fibres of diary pages, and the lubricity of wet paint, for instance, brings the viewer to a textural and tactile contemplation that resonates with Schneemann's corporeal focus.

SCREENING INFORMATION

Breaking the Frame (with the Director and Carolee Schneemann in person!)
Directed by Marielle Nitoslawska (Canada, 2012, HDCAM video, 100 minutes)

Wednesday April 4, 7 PM

$15 advance | $18 door | $50 VIP reserved seating, giftbag and reception with the artist (limited tickets)
The Royal, 608 College Street (between Clinton and Grace)

ONLINE TICKET LINKS:

Regular Advance Price | Special VIP Package

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ALSO!

INTIMATE VIP DINNER with CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN + MARIELLE NITOSLAWSKA
"Vanguard Artist. Vanguard Chef. Vanguard Festival."
The evolution of creative taste continues (with you).

Join us for an intimate dinner with Carolee Schneemann, filmmaker Marielle Nitoslawska and Chef Nathan Isberg at The Atlantic Restaurant! Images is thrilled to have Carolee join us for an intimate and enlightening evening on Tuesday April 3rd. All proceeds from this fundraising event support the 25th anniversary Images Festival, running April 12-21.

Chef Nathan Isberg
"is in the vanguard of an evolution of creative thinking that fuses the science of cuisine with the ethnic cultural flavours available through experience all married with his refined personal taste." His latest restaurant the Atlantic has made waves in Toronto foodie circles since its opening in 2010. Nathan has graciously made the Atlantic available for this private dinner event.

Cost: $250.00 / person - BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Our thanks includes:

$100 charitable tax receipt
2 tickets to Breaking the Frame screening the following night.

Other details:

Tuesday April 3, 2012
Arrival 7 PM. Dinner 7:30 PM

Location: The Atlantic, 1597 Dundas Street West (between Brock and Sheridan)

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2012 Images Festival Off Screen Exhibitions Open Now!

Situated in 16 gallery venues across the GTA, including our new "POP-UP" gallery at 204 Spadina, Images Off Screen 2012 presents 26 exhibitions by Canadian and international artists in local galleries, museums, artist run centres and public spaces. Engaging many sites, Images Off Screen is a unique platform for contemporary visual art in a film festival setting. Opening receptions, bus tours, walking tours and artist talks are scheduled throughout the festival! Please visit www.imagesfestival.com for more information!

Toronto, Cinema City

Curated by Eric Veillette
Urbanspace Gallery (401 Richmond Street West, Ground Floor)
March 22 - April 28
http://www.urbanspacegallery.ca

Speak, Memory : Kerry Tribe

The Power Plant (231 Queens Quay West)
March 23 – May 1
http://www.thepowerplant.org

Twinning Artists - Twinning Cities: AVALON (Bangalore + Toronto)

Curated by Shai Heredia & Charles Reeve
Onsite [at] OCADU (230 Richmond Street West)
January 26 – June 3
http://www.ocadu.ca/onsite.htm

Exhibitions Opening This Week!

Yesterday's Today, Tomorrow : STUDENT GROUP SHOW

Curated by Vikki Dziuma, featuring Susan Campbell, Aryen Hoekstra, Brianna Lowe, Aamna Muzaffar, Tyler Muzzin, Nickey Runham and Andrew Zealley
XPACE Cultural Centre (58 Ossington Avenue)
March 30 - April 21
Opening Reception: Friday April 13, 6 - 10 PM
http://www.xpace.info

Strange Lines and Distances : Joshua Bonnetta

YYZ Artists Outlet (140-401 Richmond Street West)
April 3 - 21
Opening Reception: Saturday April 14, 2 - 5 PM
http://www.yyzartistsoutlet.org

The Paul Good Papers : Deanna Bowen

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography (120-401 Richmond Street West)
April 5 - 21
Opening Reception: Thursday April 5, 6 - 9 PM
http://www.gallery44.org

Tactical Uses of a Belief in the Unseen (2) : Deborah Stratman

Mercer Union (1286 Bloor Street West)
April 6 - May 19
Opening Reception: Saturday April 14, 8 PM
http://www.mercerunion.org
Special thanks to the Harpo Foundation

Opening Soon!

IMAGES FESTIVAL "POP-UP" GALLERY!

Duncan Campbell, Julieta María, Alexandra Navratil
Images @ 204 (204 Spadina Avenue at Sullivan)
April 10 - 28
Opening Reception: Saturday April 14, 2 - 5 PM
http://www.imagesfestival.com

The Fortune Teller : Annie MacDonell

Art Gallery of Ontario, Young Gallery (317 Dundas Street West)
April 11 - June 3
Opening Reception: Tuesday April 17, 5 - 7 PM
http://www.ago.net
Special thanks to Deluxe Postproduction

No Permanent Address : Mark Boulos

Gallery TPW (56 Ossington Avenue)
April 13 - May 26
Opening Reception : Friday April 13, 6 - 9 PM
http://www.gallerytpw.ca

Microtonal Array: Tristan Perich & Sara Rara

Inter Access Electronic Media Arts Centre (9 Ossington Avenue)
April 13 - May 19
Opening Reception : Friday April 13, 6 - 9 PM
http://www.interaccess.org

Silvia Kolbowski & Naeem Mohaimen

A Space Gallery (110 - 401 Richmond Street West)
April 14 - May 26
Opening Reception: Saturday April 14, 2 - 5 PM
http://www.aspacegallery.org

RE: place / RE: Quest : Angélica Teuta

Gendai Workstation (1265 Bloor Street West)
April 14 - May 26
Opening Reception: Saturday April 14, 2 - 5 PM
http://www.gendaigallery.org
Special thanks to the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)

Girl Sitting on Blue Chair: Gary Kibbins

Trinity Square Video (376-401 Richmond Street West)
April 14 – May 19
Opening Reception: Saturday April 14, 2 - 5 PM
http://www.trinitysquarevideo.com

Alphaville e outros: Antoni Muntadas

Vtape Video Salon (452-401 Richmond Street West)
April 14 – May 19
Opening Reception: Saturday April 14, 2 - 5 PM
http://www.vtape.org

Keren Cytter

Curated by Helena Reckitt
Oakville Galleries (1306 Lakeshore Road East + 120 Navy Street, Oakville)
April 15 - June 10
Opening Reception: Sunday April 15, 2:30 - 5 PM
*FREE BUS TO OAKVILLE GALLERIES: Meet Sunday 4/15, 1:30 PM @ 204 Spadina Avenue
Special thanks to Partners in Art (www.partnersinart.ca)


FREE!! WALKING AND BUS TOURS!

FREE Off Screen Guided Gallery Tours

401 Richmond Street West + 204 Spadina Avenue
Saturday, April 14, 1 PM and 3 PM
Join cheyanne turions and Leila Timmins for a guided walk through of the exhibitions in the 401 building and at Images "pop-up" gallery at 204 Spadina.
Meet at 204 Spadina Avenue (at Sullivan)
FREE!

FREE BUS TOUR TO Keren Cytter opening at Oakville Galleries!

Sunday April 15, 1:30 PM

1:30 PM : FREE bus departs Images from 204 Spadina, returns 5 PM to Jackman Hall (Art Gallery of Ontario)

OPENING SCHEDULE at Oakville Galleries

2:30 – 3:30 PM at Oakville Galleries in Centennial Square

3:30 PM – 5 PM in Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

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WIN STUFF THROUGH AKIMBO!

Four fabulous prizes from the Images Festival will be given out through the Images Festival and Akimbo.
Visit Win Stuff:
http://www.akimbo.ca/contests for more information and to enter.

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FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Become a member of The Images Festival and get free vouchers to the programming listed above.
Sign up today and begin enjoying the benefits of membership immediately starting at $45!

For more information on our Membership Program and to purchase online:

http://www.imagesfestival.com/donate.php

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FESTIVAL TICKETS:

Advance tickets are available NOW through our online store!To purchase advance tickets online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) or PayPal account (no service charges!) please visit:
http://www.imagesfestival.com/store

Tickets for our Opening + Closing Night Galas and Live Images are on sale now at Soundscapes and Queen Video (on Queen).

Image Credit: from Breaking The Frame by Marielle Nitoslawska

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Rebecca Webster
Webster Media Consulting
images25@webstermediaconsulting.com
416 562 5294

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THE IMAGES FESTIVAL is made possible thanks to our gracious public sector supporters:

The Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, Telefilm Canada, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, the Hal Jackman Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, the Goethe Institut Toronto, the Mondriaan Fund and the Consulate General of France in Toronto.

Special thanks to our 2012 corporate partners:

Partners in Art, Steam Whistle Brewing, VIA Rail Canada, The Globe and Mail, Entertainment One, BlogTO, Deluxe, Westbury National Show Systems, the Super 8 Hotel Downtown Toronto, AutoShare, Toronto Film and Television Office, Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), DHL Express Canada, CIUT FM, Kodak Canada, the Office of Gilbert Li, Twig Design, Frame Discreet, Niagara Custom Lab and Exclaim!

Thanks to our 25th Anniversary Sponsors:

Partners in Art, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) and Vtape.

Thanks to all of our gallery and community partners, our dedicated volunteers and our enthusiastic membership.

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Donate to the Images Festival:

The Images Festival is a non-profit charitable organization that relies on individual support as well as our public and private funders. To donate, contact us at 416.971.8405 or you can donate online and receive a tax receipt through Charity Helps:

http://www.canadahelps.org/CharityProfilePage.aspx?CharityID=s38150

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THE IMAGES FESTIVAL

448-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto. Ontario M5V 3A8 CANADA
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