AA Bronson, We are the Revolution, 2011. Silkscreens and serigraphs on paper.
Installed at the University of Toronto Art Centre, courtesy of the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.
AA Bronson: Life and Work
Lecture and Performances by AA Bronson at the University of Toronto Art Centre
Tuesday, October 28, 7:00pm
“AA Bronson: Life and Work” – a lecture by AA Bronson
East Common Room, Hart House. Reception to follow at UTAC
Wednesday, October 29 / Thursday, October 30 / Saturday, November 1
Tent for Healing – performances by AA Bronson
2:00-5:00pm each day. Located at UTAC
Join us for a weekly event series occasioned by the fall exhibitions program at the University of Toronto Art Centre and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery. “The Politics and Poetics of Visibility” features an international and interdisciplinary program of lectures, discussions, performances, and screenings on the subject of queer politics, self-representation, and social justice.
AA Bronson in collaboration with Travis Meinolf, Tent for Healing, 2013 (detail), installed at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Courtesy of the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin.
“We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death”: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996)
Allen Ginsberg, Allen Ginsberg nude self-portrait, Portland Seattle, 1991.
University of Toronto Collection, Gift of the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation, 2012.
September 2 – December 6, 2014
Curated by Barbara Fischer and John Shoesmith
Organized in collaboration with the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, the exhibition comprises over 150 photographs taken by the legendary Beat poet and activist Allen Ginsberg, capturing his life, loves, and artistic community, including Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Peter Orlovsky and others of the Beat generation of writers, poets, and activists. The photographs are drawn on the collection of close to 8,000 prints recently donated by The Rossy Family Foundation to the University of Toronto Art Centre and Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. The exhibition is made possible with the generous support of Lead Sponsor: The Rossy Family Foundation.
AA Bronson in collaboration with Travis Meinolf, Tent for Healing, 2013.
Courtesy of the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin
September 2 – November 15, 2014
Featuring work by AA Bronson, artist, healer, and surviving member of General Idea, this exhibition centres on a series of life-size, diamond-dusted self-portraits of Bronson as artist-shaman alongside experiments with self-portraiture from the late 1960s to the present. AA Bronson: Life and Work considers the revolutionary power of queer politics, self-representation, and artistic practices of healing. Support for this exhibition is provided by the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto.
Robert Giard, Alison Bechdel, January 1988, 1998.
University College Collection, Gift of Jonathan Silin, 2013.
September 2 – November 15, 2014
Curated by Scott Rayter
Disarming in their unadorned, straightforward style, the portraits featured in this exhibition are drawn from a multi-year gift of 53 works of American photographer Robert Giard to the University of Toronto. In this series, Giard ambitiously set out to create a portrait archive celebrating American and Canadian lesbian and gay literary figures in the wake of the AIDS crisis. The Robert Giard photography collection was generously donated by Jonathan Silin.
Byzantine and Post Byzantine Icons from the Malcove Collection
This is an ongoing exhibition.
This exhibition, drawn from the University of Toronto’s Malcove Collection, is organized around two central themes: icons dedicated to Mary and the Christ Child, and icons representing Christ and important saints in the Christian tradition.
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