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Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1
We are thrilled to present three new exhibitions for summer! Please join us in celebration at the opening reception on Thursday, May 4, 6 — 9 PM. Artists and Guest Curator will be in attendance.
FREE (!) bus from The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W, Toronto), departing at 6 pm. Bus leaves the AGM at 8:30 PM for return trip to Toronto. RSVP on Eventbrite!
THE FAMILY CAMERA: MISSING CHAPTERS
May 4 – August 27, 2017
Discover the connections between family, photography, and migration with The Family Camera, organized by The Royal Ontario Museum and co-presented with the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM). This exhibition explores how family photos shape our sense of self, family, community, and nation. Exclusively at AGM, «Missing Chapters» considers family photos that are lost, destroyed, abandoned or never taken, featuring an installation by artist Dinh Q. Lê.
Internationally acclaimed artist Dinh Q. Lê was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the US at the age of ten to escape the Khmer Rouge. Lê is best known for his large-scale photographic weavings and video works that question the way in which world events are perceived. Inspired by traditional Vietnamese grass mat weaving, Lê weaves images chosen from a variety of motifs including the Vietnam War and Cambodian ruins. A deeply-thoughtful artist, Lê’s research focuses on people’s personal memories of historical events, notably on the complex legacy of the Vietnam War and it’s ongoing impact on contemporary Vietnam.
Exhibition Tour and Talk with Guest Curator Deepali Dewan: Sunday, June 17, 1 PM
ONE EXHIBITION. TWO LOCATIONS.
The Family Camera is presented by the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and is being held at both institutions with the support of The Family Camera Network. It is curated by a curatorial team led by Deepali Dewan, Senior Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, and includes Thy Phu, Julie Crooks, Sarah Bassnett, Jennifer Orpana, Sarah Parsons, and Silvia Forni.
Please check artgalleryofmississauga.com for the latest information on events and programming. To learn more about the Family Camera project, please visit familycameranetwork.org.
ANNIE MACDONELL | THE LEVELLERS
May 4 – June 18, 2017
The Levellers extends Annie MacDonell’s ongoing research and exploration of acts of political resistance, with a focus on gestures of refusal/withdrawal and instances in which the body is used as a site of political action. To level is to make even, to redress an imbalance. The gestures that MacDonell is fascinated by are illustrative of the strange and amorphous effect that going limp has on the balance of power between the individual and the apparatus of the state.
Special thanks to our community partner Trinity Square Video for their support of this exhibition.
Annie MacDonell is a visual artist whose practice includes photography, film, installation, performance and sculpture. MacDonell’s work questions the constitution, function, and circulation of images in the 21st century. She received a BFA from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts in 2000, followed by graduate studies at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in France. Recent performances have been presented at le Centre Pompidou, in Paris, and the Toronto International Film Festival. Recent solo shows have been held at Mulherin New York, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Windsor and Mercer Union Gallery, in Toronto. She has participated in recent group exhibitions at la Bibliothèque National in Paris, The Power Plant, Toronto, the MOCA Cleveland, the Daegu Photo Biennale in South Korea and Le Grand Palais, Paris. In 2012 and 2015, she was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award. In 2012 she was short-listed for the AGO AMIA prize for photography.
Annie MacDonell Artist Talk: Saturday, May 13, 1 PM.
Join us for a double-bill artist talk with Annie MacDonell speaking about her exhibition and practice, followed by Vivek Shraya who will discuss her exhibition and multi-disciplinary art practice.
VIVEK SHRAYA | TRISHA | XIT-RM
May 4 – June 18, 2017
Trisha is a photo essay from Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, musician and writer Vivek Shraya. Shraya recreates the scenes from vintage photographs of her mother as a way of both asserting connection and discovering difference between their experiences of personal identity and femininity.
Vivek Shraya is a Toronto-based artist whose body of work includes several albums, films, and books. Her first book of poetry, even this page is white, is longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads and was listed as one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Walrus. Her debut novel, She of the Mountains, was named one of The Globe and Mail’s Best Books, and her first children’s picture book, The Boy & the Bindi, was featured on the National Post Bestseller List. Vivek has read and performed internationally at shows, festivals and post-secondary institutions, including sharing the stage with Tegan & Sara. She is one half of the music duo Too Attached. Vivek was a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, a four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, a 2015 Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award finalist, and a 2015 recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize Honour of Distinction.
Vivek Shraya Artist Talk: Saturday, May 13, 1 PM
Double-bill artist talk with Annie MacDonell!
The XIT-RM is a project space showcasing emerging artists in the Mississauga, GTA and 905 regions made possible with the generous support of the RBC Foundation.