Prize Winners in the News

READING, AGAIN

Curated by Lillian O’Brien Davis. Featuring works by Nadia Belerique, Winner Artist Prize (2015), Laurie Kang, Finalist Artist Prize (2015), Katherine Knight, (SITEMEDIA, Project Support recepient (2013), Wanda Koop, Colin Miner and Henri Vergé-Sarrat. Presented in conjunction with the Jackman Humanities Institute’s 2018–19 research theme Reading Faces, Reading Minds, this exhibition seeks to complicate how we think about perception. Works in a diversity of media confront the viewer with perceptual and conceptual disorientation.

Details:

Jackman Humanities Institute
170 St. George Street, 10th Floor
Runs September 12, 2018 – June 30, 2019

artmuseum.utoronto.ca

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BELIEVE

The new MOCA’s inaugural exhibition BELIEVE, spread over floors two and three, will feature 16 Canadian and international artists and explore the beliefs and systems that inform our values and behaviours. Be sure to check out the work of Nep Sidhu, our Project Support recipient (2018) and Artist prize winner (2017). You will also find Akin Studios (Project Support recipient 2017), and Art Metropole (Project Support recipient 2014) in the building. The first floor is always free and open to the public, though admission to the entire museum is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and if you’re under 18, it’s free.

Runs September 22, 2018–August 2019
MOCA Toronto
158 Sterling Rd.
416.530.2500

museumofcontemporaryart.ca

 

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ANTHROPOCENE

See the work of Founder’s Achievement Award winner Edward Burtynsky, 2008, and Founders Award winner Mercury Films 2014, (Nicholas de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal) at the AGO and also at The National Gallery in Ottawa. Exploring the human impact on Earth, the exhibition features stunning large-scale photographs, murals, films and immersive augmented reality (AR) installations by Canadian artists Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. Their film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch will be opening soon in cinemas.

Runs September 28, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Art Gallery of Ontario
ago.ca

 

I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR

Erika DeFreitas, Artist Prize Finalist 2016 will be participating in a group exhibition opening at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.

Runs October 5 2018 – March 17, 2019

kwag.ca

 

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BERTRAM BOOKER

Online book publisher Art Canada institute Project Support recipient (2015)  releases another new online book, about Lon Bertram Booker. “A self-taught polymath and one of Canada’s first abstract artists, in addition to being a visual artist, Bertram Brooker was a Governor General’s Award–winning novelist, a poet, screenwriter, playwright, essayist, copywriter, graphic designer, and advertising executive. His relentless exploration of new ways of seeing situates him among this country’s most accomplished early modernist painters.” author James King

Available now to download

https://www.aci-iac.ca/art-books/bertram-brooker/

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