SAVE THE DATE!
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 (video still), 2000/ 2012, mixed media installation
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
Douglas Walker, Untitled #11, 1987.
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.
For information on talks and tours, please visit: http://www.agw.ca/event/494
April 21 – June 10, 2012
Curated by Catharine Mastin
Art Studio, Bishop Strachan School, Toronto, ca. 1915, where Mary Wrinch taught art classes from 1901-36. Photograph courtesy Bishop Strachan School Archives.
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.
Works by Nicky Hamlyn, Angela Allen and Simon Payne
Organized and Curated by Media City Film Festival
April 21- June 10
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.
For information on talks and public programs please visit: http://www.agw.ca/exhibitions/upcoming/347
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. Presented in collaboration with Media City Film Festival.
For more information contact: Nicole McCabe, Curatorial Co-ordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 519-977-0013 ext. 134.
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