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Sunday Scene: Colleen Lipinski

October 22, 2017

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates. Colleen Lipinski is currently the owner of Toronto Audiology Associates. She is a clinical educator and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Toronto, and has completed a Doctor of Audiology degree from AT Still University, Arizona Health Sciences, among many other accolades. Lipinski will discuss Amalia Pica’s exhibition ears to speak of.

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Power Talk: Mari Spirito

October 28, 2017

Mari Spirito is Founding Director of Protocinema, realizing site-aware exhibitions in the world, based in Istanbul and New York since 2011. Spirito is Curator of Conversations for Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach since 2014 and was Curator of Alt Art Space, Istanbul 2015-2017; and Advisor to the 2nd Mardin Biennial, Turkey, 2012. Spirito will discuss the founding and development of Protocinema, present a few of their projects, talk about working with uncertainty, and the new role of non-profits worldwide.

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Power Talk: Courtney J. Martin

October 29, 2017

In this Power Talk, Courtney Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Dia Art Foundation, will use American painter Robert Ryman to examine the question of painting within the discourse of object-based Minimalism. Active from the late 1950s, Ryman’s work is often aligned with Abstraction Expressionism due to his use of a predominantly abstract idiom; Conceptual art because he departed from traditional materials to make paintings from plastics and metals; and, most frequently, Minimalism due to his employment of achromatic or white surfaces. This lecture will draw on the 2015-16 exhibition of Ryman’s paintings that she curated for the Dia Art Foundation.

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Martina Lantin: Traces of Ornament

November 2, 2017

As part of the Making & Thinking: Contemporary Craft & Design Series, Calgary-based ceramicist Martina Lantin presents a public lecture on her artistic practice.

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Sunday Scene: Darren Copeland

November 5, 2017

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates. Darren Copeland is the Artistic Director of New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) and an active sound artist in South River, Ontario. His interests include multichannel spatialization, soundscape studies, radio art and sound installations. He has curated a comprehensive array of over 25 sound art events each year in Toronto and now in South River. Copeland will discuss Amalia Pica’s exhibition ears to speak of.

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Sunday Scene: Amy Fung

November 12, 2017

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates. Amy Fung is a writer, researcher and curator currently based in Toronto, with a specialization in criticism, poetics, and the moving image. She has published her writings in Canadian Art, Art Papers, C Magazine, Fuse, and Frieze, among other publications; and is a co-founder of MICE Magazine. Fung will discuss Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck’s exhibition 'Urban Now: Life in Congo.'

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Sunday Scene: Sophia Oppel

November 19, 2017

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates. Sophia Oppel is a Gallery Attendant at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and a Drawing & Painting student at OCADU. In her work, she explores digital communication, online identity and program presence. Oppel will discuss Amalia Pica’s exhibition 'ears to speak of.'

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Charles Stankievech: Communication and Non-Communication Amongst the Cephalopods

November 21, 2017

Charles Stankievech, artist, assistant professor, and director of the Visual Studies Program at University of Toronto, will share his insights on the history of the acoustic mirrors used along the English coastline, which Amalia Pica reconstructs in her Fall 2017 exhibition at The Power Plant, "ears to speak of".

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Sunday Scene: Rania El Mugammar

November 26, 2017

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates. Rania El Mugammar is a Sudanese, Toronto based multidisciplinary artist, Anti-oppression consultant, burlesque performer and equity educator. Her artistic and liberation work explores themes of Blackness, resistance/resilience, displacement/flight/migration/exile, sexuality, womanhood and spirituality/magic. She will discuss Michael Landy exhibition 'DEMONSTRATION.'

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Sunday Scene: Ilana Shamoon

November 26, 2017

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates. Ilana Shamoon is Interim Public Art Program Manager at Waterfront Toronto. She is also a curator of contemporary art. From 2006 until 2015, she was Curator at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and since her return to Toronto she has been interested in making art accessible outside of the gallery’s walls. Shamoon will discuss Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck’s exhibition 'Urban Now: Life in Congo.'

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Sunday Scene: Savik Ramkay

December 10, 2017

Speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions. Whether focusing on a single work/artist or on multiple exhibitions, guest presenters draw provocative connections between our programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates. Savik Ramkay is Program Coordinator of the Aviation Safety and Operations programs at Seneca College. A highly regarded professional, he educates students in various aspects of the aviation industry including Canadian aviation regulations, safety procedures and other technical and practical skills in airside operations. Ramkay will discuss Amalia Pica’s exhibition 'ears to speak of.'

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