Banner Image: Erdem Taşdelen: A Minaret for the General’s Wife. Installation view: Mercer Union, 2020. Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.
Until Feb. 27, 2021
Erdem Taşdelen: A Minaret for the General’s Wife at Mercer Union: The starting point for Erdem Taşdelen’s commissioned work is a little-known architectural oddity located in the Lithuanian city of Kėdainiai, approximately 120 km from the capital Vilnius. In A Minaret for the General’s Wife, the minaret becomes a metaphor for that peculiar and potent feeling of being corporeally out of place.
Until Mar. 2021
Archipelago at MOCA Toronto: Taiwanese contemporary painter and conceptual artist Michael Lin has been commissioned by MOCA to produce a major site-specific spatial painting for the museum’s entrance floor. Transforming the institutional architecture of the public museum, his unconventional paintings invite visitors to reconsider their usual perception of those spaces, and to become an integral part of the work, giving meaning to the museum’s potential as an area for interaction, encounter, and re-creation.
Until Mar. 21, 2021
A Heap of Random Sweepings at the Koffler Gallery: Toronto-based artist Sameer Farooq creates community-based models of participation and knowledge production in order to re-imagine a material record of the present. At the Koffler Gallery, Farooq creates a new immersive installation of sculptural, print and audio works addressing the fraught and violent histories of encyclopaedic museum collections, their colonial origins, structures and impulses.
Until Apr. 11, 2021
Spaghetti Blockchain at MOCA Toronto: MOCA is working with Argentina-born, New York-based artist Mika Rottenberg to present three of her most recent film installations along with a number of sculptural works. This will be the first time that Rottenberg’s work is exhibited in Toronto.
Until Apr. 17, 2021
Jorian Charlton at Gallery TPW: Wedge Curatorial Projects in collaboration with Gallery TPW is pleased to present Out of Many. Charlton’s exhibition pairs vintage 35mm slides from the artist’s family archive from the 1970s and 80s in Jamaica, Toronto, and New York with her own photographic practice that explores new visual references around Black aesthetics and Jamaican-Canadian identity.