No Flat City

Interview with photographer Brendan George Ko

In this latest video, Brendan George Ko talks about his work and shares why he thinks everyone should come check out the exhibition.

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NO FLAT CITY opens at Harbourfront Centre

Last night we proudly launched NO FLAT CITY, the second installment of our two year partnership with the TRCA and Menkes Developments. The large-scale outdoor exhibition reveals the true evolution of the City of Toronto by focusing on its many undocumented and unexpected characteristics.

“We’re engaging visual artists to explore the greater Toronto region and focus on the distinctive land formations and landscapes they encounter. People and their stories will be a prime focus throughout each of the theme areas which include Historic Landforms, Reshaping the Land, Living in the Landscape, and People and the Land.”

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No Flat City: Brendan George Ko

Meet Brendan George Ko, a visual storyteller who works in photography, video, installation, text and sound. Born in Toronto and raised in New Mexico and Texas, Ko’s work has been included in The Magenta Foundation’s Flash ForwardHey! Hot Shot by Jen Bekman in New York City, as well as numerous exhibitions in Canada and United States. He is currently represented by LE Gallery in Toronto.

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No Flat City: Darren Rigo

No Flat City, the new large-scale photography exhibition, opening June 20th at Harbourfront Centre, brings a deliberate focus to the city’s surprising topography and land formations and dispels this illusion of flatness with extensive examinations of ravines and valleys, escarpments and moraines. As mentioned in our introductory post, we’ll be chatting with the six artists responsible for producing the exhibition as we …

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No Flat City: Brett Gundlock

Meet Toronto-based photojournalist Brett Gundlock, founder of The Boreal Collective — a dedicated group of photojournalists who are committed to the documentation of injustice and inequities that exist environmentally, socially, culturally and politically in Canada and abroad. With regular clients that include names like The Wall Street Journal, Vice, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Brett constantly aims to explore the intersections of journalism and conceptual art within his photography.

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No Flat City: Victoria Vitasek

Meet Toronto-born photographer Victoria Vitasek, a photographer who is no stranger to Harbourfront Centre. In 2010 she exhibited The Past, The Present, The Future — a photographic series of contemporary portraits of the leaders and participants of the Polish Scouting Association in Canada (See image below)– as part of Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2010. Chosen by curator Patrick Macaulay to participate in No Flat City, she chose to explore the landscape of northern Toronto through portraiture. In an effort to depict subjects interacting with the diverse land formations of the Oak Ridges Moraine, she began photographing family and friends in various locations in the Moraine, then expanded her scope to include members of the Toronto Region and Conservation (TRCA).

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Toronto is not a flat city

Nine Rivers Cityopened June 21st of last year, in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), and illustrated the journey of six artists who captured the visible and not-so-visible aspects of the nine rivers that flow through — and around — our city. The artists carefully explored four key aspects of rivers’ formation (history, nature, landscape and people), revealing the story of these streams to the public at Harbourfront Centre’s Exhibition Common.

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