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June 2021

Mahjong Movie Moments with Tea Base

June 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Register nowOnline pre-registration requiredEver wondered what that one moment in Crazy Rich Asians, when Constance Wu’s character lays down that tile in the mahjong hall meant? Have the classic poker table moments in Spaghetti Westerns (or almost every Clint Eastwood movie) been your secret favourite? Been fascinated by the hidden meanings in classic board games? Join Tea Base collective members and guests as they collectively analyze mahjong scenes and hands from “classic” movie moments. As a symbolic touchpoint in multiple…

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Between Us: 3.9 Collective, Protection Spells and “Black Magic”

June 12, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register nowOnline pre-registration requiredIn the 2010 census, the African American population of San Francisco—a city rich in Black politics, art and creativity—had declined to 3.9 percent. If, as the 3.9 collective mandate states, being "Black" is now synonymous with "vanishing," what does it mean to be Black, creative and in America at this time? In their response to the Native Art Department International's prompt of investigating "protection spells" during this time of universal upheaval, the 3.9 collective situates the concepts…

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TD Community Sunday: Little Islands with Emmie Tsumura

June 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Register nowOnline pre-registration requiredJoin artist Emmie Tsumura for a hands-on virtual workshop inspired by Michael Lin's Archipelago! Emmie will show you how to create your own patterned archipelago, or chain of islands, drawing inspiration from your immediate surroundings. After collecting motifs and patterns that represent your home or neighbourhood, participants will cut out and decorate their island shapes, creating their own archipelago - separate but all parts of a whole. Your archipelago will become a unique snapshot of you! About…

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May 2021

Between Us: Eriola Pira with Loreto Garín Guzmán and Federico Zukerfeld of Etcétera

May 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register nowOnline pre-registration requiredJoin Eriola Pira—curator at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School in a scintillating conversation—with Loreto Garín Guzmán and Federico Zukerfeld of Etcétera on the aesthetics of protest, the politics of performance and what it means to present collective, embodied artistic practice in a globalized—yet fractured—world. In situating lived experience at the centre of their creative explorations, Etcétera's Guzmán and Zukerfeld call attention to the fundamental interconnectedness between human, animal and plant…

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TD Community Sunday: Experimenting with Oozing Oobleck

May 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Register nowOnline pre-registration requiredIn her films, artist Mika Rottenberg explores the different ways we can interact with matter. Her film, Spaghetti Blockchain, which is also the title of her exhibition at MOCA, shows colourful objects being melted, burned, squished, and sliced. When we handle an object or material, it will behave based on its state of matter - solid, liquid, or gas. But what if a material acted like two different states of matter at the same time? For our May…

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April 2021

TD Community Sunday: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Sculpture Art with Naz Rahbar

April 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Register nowOnline pre-registration required Making a sculpture out of found and recycled materials can have endless possibilities! It can also help the environment by reducing waste. Join artist Naz Rahbar in this virtual workshop and make a sculpture out of recycled objects. This activity will get us thinking about our relationship to matter and materials, similar to Mika Rottenberg in her exhibition Spaghetti Blockchain. Workshop Facilitator:Naz Rahbar is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist with drawing at the core of their practice;…

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March 2021

TD Community Sunday: Make a Mahjong Tile Treasure Box with Christie Carrière

March 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Gif animation for TD Community Sunday_Christie Carrie Mahjong Box

Register nowOnline pre-registration required Join artist Christie Carrière for this live workshop where you will learn how to make your own Mahjong Tile Treasure Box! Christie will show participants how to trace, cut out, and glue your treasure box together. Then, she will show you some different ways to decorate your box, including how to make it look like a real mahjong tile! If you’re really dedicated, you can make all 144 tiles and play a game of giant mahjong.…

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March 2020

Archiving Eden: Seed Exchange by Dornith Doherty

March 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Seed Exchange Hands

"Archiving Eden: Exchange" presents x-ray images of 5,000 seeds — the smallest number required to preserve a single plant species.

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Drawing to Communicate with Dalia Hassan

March 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Free
Dalia Hassan

Though drawing is typically viewed as a springboard to further artistic production, this workshop will explore drawing as a fundamental practice in its own right.

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Archiving Eden: Seed Exchange by Dornith Doherty

March 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Seed Exchange Hands

"Archiving Eden: Exchange" presents x-ray images of 5,000 seeds — the smallest number required to preserve a single plant species.

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