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June 2021

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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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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March 2021

Michael Lin in Conversation with Kathleen Bartels

March 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Register nowOnline pre-registration required Join MOCA’s Executive Director Kathleen Bartels and artist Michael Lin for a discussion that explores a decade of Lin’s monumental painting installations. In 2010 Lin was commissioned by Bartels and her curatorial team to create a significant painting intervention that was installed on the exterior of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The project invited visitors to reconsider the building's history and neo-classical architecture in a new light, while acknowledging the city's diverse cultural traditions. Titled A Modest…

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March 2020

Pint-Sized Conversations: Body of Work with Leone McComas

March 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$5
Leone McComas

Leone McComas will discuss her journey of addressing the limits of canvas painting, focusing on her project "STUDY", the presentation of mural art in exhibitions, and her experience with live painting. 

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February 2020

Pint-Sized Conversations: Body of Work with Clare Butcher

February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$5
Pint sized Conversations

Clare Butcher will discuss some of the conversations and questions generated following the Toronto Biennial’s first iteration in 2019.

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January 2020

Lisa Robertson Launches “The Baudelaire Fractal”

January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Free
Lisa Robertson

Join Coach House Books, Art Metropole, and Canadian Art at the museum to celebrate the launch of Lisa Robertson’s debut novel "The Baudelaire Fractal" and the Winter 2020 issue of Canadian Art.

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Pint-Sized Conversations: Body of Work with Helen Liene Dreifelds

January 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Free
Helen Liene D

In this talk, Dreifelds will discuss the ways in which she utilizes handwoven textiles as entry points for her research into affective labour, social geography, duration, and combined sensory experiences such as sight and touch.

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December 2019

Sarah Sharma: “From Mommy’s Basement to Outer Space”

December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Canada
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Sarah Sharma

This talk will draw a line between Mommy's Basement to Outer Space and offer a feminist alternative to the technological escapism that pervades our present moment, justly termed the "Age of You".

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Pint-Sized Conversations: Body of Work with Matt Russo

December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Matt Russo Pint Sized Conversations

In this talk, Matt Russo from SYSTEM Sounds will share some of the ways they've been able to generate sound and music using lunar data and what it means for the people of Earth.

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Monday Night Seminars: “HotMessAge” with Skawennati

December 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, 39A Queens Park Crescent East
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C3 Canada
Free
Monday Night Seminar

The McLuhan Centre’s annual theme, "HotMessAge", explores how media and technology underlie today’s social and environmental crises while at the same time offering us the tools to address these challenges.

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