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May 2018
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Sneak Preview Weekend: Doors Open Toronto

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
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MOCA’s new home in the Junction Triangle will truly define what we believe is the role of the 21st century museum: to be first and foremost a welcoming, accessible, and relevant space. We are inviting the public for a sneak preview weekend, May 26-27, 2018 for Doors Open Toronto. Saturday, May 26, 12pm - 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm) Sunday, May 27, 12pm - 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm) Accessibility Notes: Due to ongoing construction, MOCA is not currently accessible…

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March 2018

Jo SiMalaya Alcampo: Singing Plants

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Artist Jo SiMalaya Alcampo will introduce us to the Singing Plants - keepers of indigenous knowledges, stories and memory. These banana plants respond to human touch with songs - the Hudhud chant of the Ifugao people - and sounds of bamboo instruments and gongs indigenous to the Philippines. This interactive installation explores our interconnectedness with the land, the need to protect intangible cultural heritage, and honour ancestor spirits. Join us for a participatory jam session with singing plants and indigenous instruments.…

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February 2018

Stephen Wright: Getting Used to Usership

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Stephen Wright: Getting Used to Usership The Museum Is Not What It Used To Be speaker series Thursday, February 22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm The Commons at 401 Richmond RSVP for free admission   The program of talks, The Museum Is Not What It Used To Be, invites arts professionals to share their thoughts on how to create a museum model that answers to the pressures of our extreme present, but at the same time establishes a meaningful and enduring agenda. The…

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Richard Fung: The Wayward Roti

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Artist Richard Fung’s documentary Dal Puri Diaspora traces Caribbean roti’s passage across space and time. Fung will use this documentary as a starting point for tracing the vast web of connections that entangle flour, flatbread, and British colonialism. Richard Fung: The Wayward Roti The Art of Propagation performative speaker series Wednesday, February 14, 7 - 9 pm Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Rd. RSVP for free admission The Art of Propagation The Art of Propagation performative speaker series aims to broaden perspectives on art and…

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January 2018

Myung-Sun Kim: Living Spirits

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Living Spirits explores the practice of Makgeolli, Korean fermented rice wine, which survived many decades of prohibition through Japanese Occupation and military dictatorship. In making Makgeolli, raw ingredients nearing their expiration transform into an entirely different being through the process of fermentation - suggesting alchemy, a sense of magic. Living Spirits expands on ideas around lineage, desire, longing, care, resilience and sustenance through its consideration of recipes as instructional artefacts of memory and time.   Myung-Sun Kim: Living Spirits Part of The Art of…

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December 2017
Free

Amy Wong: Angry Asian Feminist Loves Detox Soup

December 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Amy Wong's performative artist talk, Angry Asian Feminist Loves Detox Soup, will be conceptualized around her mother Regina Wong’s recipe for Lok Dou Sa, a sweet mung bean detox soup.

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November 2017
Free

Kate Fowle: The Reflexive Museum

November 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Scrap Metal Gallery, 11 Dublin Street East
Toronto, Canada
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Kate Fowle: The Reflexive Museum The Museum Is Not What It Used To Be speaker series Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Scrap Metal Gallery, 11 Dublin Street, Unit E   Kate Fowle is Chief Curator for the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and Director-at-Large at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. Founded in 2008, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art was one of the new wave of institutions established since the turn of the millennium in…

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Basil AlZeri: The Most Prized Of All Closets

November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Basil AlZeri’s performance-lecture The Most Prized of All Closets explores the dual function of the pantry as a site of preservation and resistance. The pantry serves a basic function in a home as the place where fermented, pickled, preserved and dried foods are stored. With the advent of the global production and distribution of food, many people are losing their connection to their local food practices, traditions, cultures, and, thus, their pantries. For this reason, social movements aiming to revitalize local food cultures…

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October 2017

MOCA Lounge at Art Toronto

October 27, 2017 - October 30, 2017
Art Toronto, 255 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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In partnership with superkül, MOCA will be sharing proposals for the entry floor landscape of its future home on Sterling Road within a lounge in the SOLO Section of the fair. superkül's seating structure responds to the mushroom column heads found in the Auto Building, designed by architect J. W. Schreiber. Erected in 1919, the building continues to be an important early example of flat-slab concrete construction. At the fair, MOCA's installation will act as a prototype for a circular seating…

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Amy Franceschini: A Farm That Sailed Away

October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewery, 128A Sterling Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Amy Franceschini, founder of Futurefarmers, inaugurates MOCA’s The Art of Propagation series of conversations. Thinking about site, environmental awareness, food culture and agriculture, Franceschini is invited to work with MOCA and across the city on a long-term engagement. The aim, in time, is to filter her thinking and actions, in collaboration with local organizations, artists, researchers, designers, architects, scientists and farmers. Her performative lecture will discuss Seed Journey, a seafaring voyage from Oslo to Istanbul that linked the commons as they…

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