This week has proven to be another busy one, so in lieu of the written post, here are a few place savers. I’ve been doing this for a while now, and rarely miss a Thursday post.
ABOVE: Edward Burtynsky, Clearcut #1, Palm Oil Plantation, Borneo, Malaysia, 2016. Pigment inkjet print, 148.6 x 198.1 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. © Edward Burtynsky, 2017.
September 28, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Art Gallery of Ontario
Photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier travelled the world to document the irreversible marks of human activity. More than Banksy, even more than Infinity Mirrors, this may be the exhibition everyone should see this year.
September 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art
The inaugural exhibition of the long delayed Museum of Contemporary Art, includes 16 artists and covers 3 floors. Through various materials and disciplines, each artist examines how we believe and perceive. If anything, it’s worth a visit just to check out the new space.
If you can justify the high admissions charge, I suggest you go to the Royal Ontario Museum to see the following:
Spiders – Fear & Fascination (on until January 6, 2019)
This is a fairly well put together, kid friendly exhibition that tries putting spiders in a favorable light. I enjoyed it, and see the value of spiders to the ecosystem – still don’t want to hang out with them though.
Iris van Herpen – Transforming Fashion (on until October 8, 2018)
While the spiders exhibition may appeal more to kids, this one may appeal more to adults. Although not a fashionista, the designs – and the thought processes behind them – really impressed me as an artist. Iris van Herpen’s clothes are intricate, scientific and sometimes over the top. They’re also pretty cool.