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Monthly Archives: November 2010

A presentation of works on memory, and a round table discussion.

December 10th, 7 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Wychwood Theatre/Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Toronto

Memory is the common place where the body delves to find those images that evoke the transitory nature of identity. Constantly going back and forth, individuals move across time and space to reconstruct and resignify their territory, their roots and their present and past experiences.

Similarly, for the Guambianos, indigenous people of Colombia, the concept of the spiral is linked to the territory and represents a continuous swing that never ends. Past, present and future constitute an inseparable unit at the center of their memory.

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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
38 Abell Street, Toronto

Work by residents of the Artscape Triangle Lofts
Friday, November 19th – Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

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Have you ever wondered what’s inside a can of tuna? We (Greenpeace) did. That’s why we did the first ever independent, public genetic testing on 50 different brands of tinned tuna products from 12 countries. We found evidence of alarming and sloppy practices on the part of the canned tuna industry.

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On Women Sculptors January 20-22 @ Winnipeg Art Gallery

WAG Presents Canada’s First Symposium on Women Sculptors

The Winnipeg Art Gallery and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) have partnered to present Canada’s first symposium focused on the sculptural work by women artists. Sculptural Vocabularies: A symposium exploring the sculptural practices of contemporary Canadian women artists will be held in the WAG’s Muriel Richardson Auditorium January 20 to 22, 2011

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The Art Gallery of Ontario is pleased to announce that the Toronto Now series continues with an exhibition by local artist Laurel Woodcock.

Laurel Woodcock’s work often uses elements of language, such as turnss of phrase, song lyrics, cinematic tropes, punctuation marks, or typography, which she interprets visually, with commercial or industrial materials and methods.

Her references come from popular culture, her modes of production from daily life, and her inspiration from the legacy of conceptual art. This exhibition will feature four works – two of which will be exhibited for the first time – that use the vocabulary of commercial signage in response to the storefront features of the exhibition space. While the works appear functional, they offer no apparent instruction; like so much of Woodcock’s work, they provide a playful yet unsettling exploration of how meaning is made.

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Researchers mine tweets and find gold; they found that people used Twitter to sort truth from falsehoods… Other researchers have used Twitter to track mood changes across the U. S. Their preliminary findings revealed that early mornings, late evenings and weekends rated the highest for happiness and that, unsurprisingly, the West Coast was happier than the East Coast.

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Visual Arts at The Banff Centre

Now Accepting Applications

For more information and to apply:
Office of the Registrar
Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989

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Toronto Blues Society’s
Saturday, November 27, 8pm
Massey Hall | $35 – $45

This year’s revue features the always great Alana Bridgewater, Kellylee Evans, Little Miss Higgins, Robin Banks, Rita Chiarelli, Alejandra Ribera and a fabulous house band.

From its roots in the small clubs of Toronto to the big stage at Massey Hall, this show has consistently delivered the most eclectic and excellent mix of the best female vocalists, musicians and special guests.

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For full details of all Koffler programs, please visit us at

Koffler Centre of the Arts
4588 Bathurst Street | Toronto

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Exhibition: Saturday, November 27 — Saturday, January 22,

Oath of the Homunculi takes its inspiration from Nicolas Hartsoeker’s drawing Homunculus (1694), an iconic representation of the pre-modern biological concept of Preformation. In its strictest sense, Preformatism held that living organisms were not created anew with every generation but were in fact preformed at Creation.

In Oath of the Homunculi, the homunculus comes to signify not only the infinite repeatability and scalability of digital and electronic media, but the problems of representing scale within such a context. The artists in this exhibition each represent this difficulty in different ways.

InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre
9 Ossington Ave

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