Event Category: Opening

Vernissage: Automatisme Ambulatoire: Hysteria, Imitation, Performance

Video still from Gems and Minerals, 2018 by Diane Borsato.

Vernissage for the opening of the exhibition Automatisme Ambulatoire: Hysteria, Imitation, Performance, curated by Amanda Cachia

Works by Diane Borsato, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Claire Cunningham, Brendan Fernandes, Every Ocean Hughes, My Barbarian

“Automatisme ambulatoire,” or ambulatory automatism, is an expression that conjures notions of the compulsive traveler, while simultaneously implying irresistible urges and movements, such as grimaces, tics, and gestures, often linked to physical pathologies. The artists in this exhibition were invited to consider such gestures as a performative style, one that might work to subvert, undo, transform and reimagine the body and language, both real and imagined. Featuring six new works commissioned specifically for this project, the exhibition aims to question, challenge, and complicate the ethical and moral boundaries of “imitation” and how the so-called “pathologized” body might be considered in new, contemporary social and cultural contexts.

More info at: automatismeambulatoire.ca
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My Pixel is Expanding – Ottawa

A geometric shape filled with intricate and colourful hand drawn grids

Please join us to celebrate the work of artist Hyun-Woo “Pixel” Kim, a celebrated Korean artist with Down syndrome. In this first Canadian tour of his work, ‘My Pixel is Expanding” explores the ways we interpret math, science, and geometry.

The artist will be in attendance and light refreshments will be provided and all are warmly welcomed.

More information on the Indefinite Arts Centre website

Pixel Kim is an artist with Down syndrome, expressing his interests in science, math, and geometry through art work that takes on various different forms within the visual arts. His works have been celebrated throughout various galleries and art institutions throughout Korea. By bring Pixel and his works to Canada, we hope that this can inspire others throughout the country to realize that the artistic creativity of individuals living with developmental disabilities should indeed be celebrated and supported – and that by finding the right medium like Pixel has, countless other artists can also walk in his footsteps and find support and integration into the mainstream arts world.

My Pixel is Expanding – Toronto

A geometric shape filled with intricate and colourful hand drawn grids

Reception
Please join us to celebrate the work of artist Hyun-Woo “Pixel” Kim, a celebrated Korean artist with Down syndrome. In this first Canadian tour of his work, ‘My Pixel is Expanding” explores the ways we interpret math, science, and geometry.

The artist will be in attendance and light refreshments will be provided and all are warmly welcomed.

Workshop
On Saturday August 24 Pixel will be hosting a free workshop, exploring some of his artistic practice. No prior experience is necessary to join, and individuals of all abilities are warmly welcomed to join. All materials will be provided. To register please email Vanessa.Toews@ouriac.ca as space is limited.

More information on the Indefinite Arts Centre website

Pixel Kim is an artist with Down syndrome, expressing his interests in science, math, and geometry through art work that takes on various different forms within the visual arts. His works have been celebrated throughout various galleries and art institutions throughout Korea. By bring Pixel and his works to Canada, we hope that this can inspire others throughout the country to realize that the artistic creativity of individuals living with developmental disabilities should indeed be celebrated and supported – and that by finding the right medium like Pixel has, countless other artists can also walk in his footsteps and find support and integration into the mainstream arts world.

My Pixel is Expanding – Calgary

A geometric shape filled with intricate and colourful hand drawn grids

Please join us to celebrate the work of artist Hyun-Woo “Pixel” Kim, a celebrated Korean artist with Down syndrome. In this first Canadian tour of his work, ‘My Pixel is Expanding” explores the ways we interpret math, science, and geometry.

The artist will be in attendance and light refreshments will be provided and all are warmly welcomed.

More information on the Indefinite Arts Centre website

Pixel Kim is an artist with Down syndrome, expressing his interests in science, math, and geometry through art work that takes on various different forms within the visual arts. His works have been celebrated throughout various galleries and art institutions throughout Korea. By bring Pixel and his works to Canada, we hope that this can inspire others throughout the country to realize that the artistic creativity of individuals living with developmental disabilities should indeed be celebrated and supported – and that by finding the right medium like Pixel has, countless other artists can also walk in his footsteps and find support and integration into the mainstream arts world.

Spring – Free from Stigma

Promo image for Spring - Free From Stigma with original artwork by Romeo Valentine in green, orange, brown and black

This exhibition represents the work of 70 artists with lived experience of mental health/addictions who participated in our Spring 2019 multi-disciplinary Arts Training Season and Open Studio. This is made possible by our celebrated partnership with Rodman Hall Art Centre and Workman Arts, venue sponsors at Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) and Suitcase in Point Theatre Company, provincial and municipal grants, and generous donations made by our supporters, audience, friends, and families.

Please note: There will be adult themes explored and language used during the live performances.

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2 Exhibition

A geometric painting in oranges, reds, greens and blues with yellow circles

Cool Arts Society is partnering with The Portland Art & Learning Studio (PALS), based in Portland, Oregon, to celebrate work created by artists living with developmental disabilities. Both studios will host simultaneous receptions to mark the opening of the exhibition 2. Both exhibitions will feature art by individuals from both studios. The Cool Arts-hosted opening will take place on Sunday, June 30 at 12pm – 3pm at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, where a live-stream of the simultaneous PALS opening will be shared with those in attendance.

More information on the Cool Arts Society website

Radical Forms in Comic Creation

"Radical Forms in Comic Creation" in white letters on a green background, with 5 images of comics and comic creators laid out in a grid,

Opening night event! Join moderator Sloane Leong as she talks with creators Ben Passmore (Your Black Friend and Other Strangers, Upgrade Soul, BTTM FDRS), Vivek Shraya (I’m Afraid of Men, She of the Mountains, The Boy & the Bindi, Even This Page Is White, God Loves Hair, Death Threat), Cole Pauls (Dakwäkãda Warriors) and Kris Mukai about craft, cultural memory, collaboration, and their new comics.

The discussion will be followed by book sales and signing.

More information on the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival website
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Gala Opening Reception – Art Party!

Silhouetted people looking at an exhibition of Guerrilla Girls posters. "Art Party! Tuesday June 18, 7 PM - Gala Opening Reception" appears on the left in white and purple letters on black, with a purple ASL interpretation icon and the Roundhouse logo in white

Join us for the Queer Arts Festival’s opening Art Party!, where art and conviviality converge at the grand opening of the 2019 Queer Arts Festival rEvolution.

Art Party! marks the opening night of QAF’s curated exhibition, Relational rEvolutions, curated by Elwood Jimmy; the Pride in Art Community Exhibition; and is the kick off for the incredible exhibitions, performances, and Satellite Academy outreach initiatives that make up the Queer Arts Festival.

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