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A Snapshot of Queer Culture: Fan The Flame at AGO

Sophie Hackett | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Living
Sophie Hackett

One of the first depictions of gay life in a mainstream magazine was published by Life in 1964. In the half-century since those barely discernible gay men appeared in Life, the interplay between increased visibility and increased social acceptance for members of the queer community has been extensive.

How Instragram Made Me an Artist

Taha Muharuma | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Impact
Taha Muharuma

If you told me four years ago that images taken with my smartphone would be featured in art publications, in exhibitions and appreciated by a loyal following across the globe, I'd say that's crazy. Then along came a digital photo platform (Instagram) that said instant expression was OK and that you could learn as you go. Instantly, when you sign you up, you're an artist.

Ai Weiwei's Exhibit (and Middle Finger) Arrive in Toronto

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Eighty-seven thousand people died in the Sichuan earthquake of 2008; 5,335 of them were children. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei turned the backpacks of those children into a serpent, a statement about what he believes is China's treacherous treatment of its impoverished citizens and government corruption. The rest of the "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" exhibit begins its only Canadian appearance this weekend at the AGO.

The Woman Who Can Levitate a Chair With Her Mind

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg Ariel Garten, co-founder and CEO, InteraXon, a thought-controlled computing company based in Toronto, has managed to beautifully blend the worlds of science, art, business and technology. Often referred to as the "Brain Guru," her innovative technology harnesses the power of brainwaves to control objects and create experiences, from gaming to making a chair levitate.

The Canadian Icons Still Getting Fan Mail Long After Death

Stephen Weir | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada
Stephen Weir

There are signs that the Group of Seven is finally hip with the Canadian people, even those who don't go to art galleries. At the end of last week's taping I took the TV crew to see the Group of Seven cemetery. We got there and I found that someone had taken the time to write fan letters to the long-dead artists and placed them in front of their rough-rock headstones.

Evan Penny: Re Figured Sculptures at the AGO

Stephen Weir | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada
Stephen Weir

The AGO is the last stop for Evan Penny: Re Figured. It's a solo exhibition that features over 25 of Penny's larger-than-life sculptures, each painstakingly crafted from layers of pigmented silicone, human hair, fabric and resin. Blending abstraction and figuration, Penny's hyper-realistic sculptures straddle the line between object and image, presenting the human form both as it is and as it can be when imagined through the distorting lens of photography and digital media.

Picasso Exhibit Arrives At Toronto's Art Gallery Of Ontario

The Huffington Post Canada | Rod Charles | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada Travel

Over 150 masterpieces by Pablo Picasso will be displayed at the Art Gallery Of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto. For the first time since 1964, works from...