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December 2018
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Artist Talk | Kendell Geers

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
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BELIEVE

Profoundly marked by his upbringing in South Africa during the Apartheid era, Kendell Geers’ art often explores issues of social and political justice. BE:LIE:VE, specially commissioned by MOCA for our inaugural exhibition, is one of a number of his neon works that expose literal word plays that urge new ways to consider the complexities and paradoxes of language, power and truth.

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Introduction to BELIEVE

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
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BELIEVE TOUR

Tour with curator, David Liss
At 1pm and 1:30pm

Join us for a 20-minute introductory tour. Meet on Floor 1 under Kendell Geers' 'BE:LIE:VE' installation.

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Please purchase your admission ticket in advance.

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November 2018
Free

Art Metropole: Discussion with Scapegoat editors and issue contributors

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Art Metropole at MOCA, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
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Art Metropole Scapegoat

In the LIFE issue we find evidence of architecture’s ongoing metaphysical work in the use of architectural building codes as a tool to limit women’s reproductive choices in Texas, the US military’s conversion of the Aleutian archipelago into its own private radiation sensor, the management of racialized ghosts in Indonesian squatter settlements, the rise of neo-vitalist urbansim in Europe, and the introduction of the logic of automation into burial practices in Tokyo.

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Introduction to BELIEVE

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
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BELIEVE TOUR

Tour with curator, David Liss
At 1pm and 1:30pm

Join us for a 20-minute introductory tour. Meet on Floor 1 under Kendell Geers' 'BE:LIE:VE' installation.

No registration needed.
Please purchase your admission ticket in advance.

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Screenings and Artist Talk | Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen

November 28 - December 4
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
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Nikolaj-Bendix-Skyum-Larsen

For over a decade Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen has been working in a variety of media and materials to create visual responses to challenges within today’s society. Migration and disempowerment are some of his main areas of research. Larsen’s work can be understood as visual anthropology. His film Promised Land, featured in the exhibition BELIEVE follows migrants in Calais, France as they attempt the highly dangerous and near impossible task of getting into England.

Screening Program
Wednesday, November 27 - Monday December 3

In addition to his 3-channel film Promised Land included in the exhibition BELIEVE, MOCA will program a selection of his recent works.

Saturday December 1, 3pm

Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen introduces clips from some of his most recent works exploring issues related to current global migration crises.

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Art Metropole: The HIV Howler: Transmitting Art and Activism – Launch

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Metropole at MOCA, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
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Howler Subscription

Please join Art Metropole on the ground floor of the MOCA on Friday, November 23rd from 6pm to 8pm for the launch of The HIV Howler: Transmitting Art and Activism. The HIV Howler: Transmitting Art and Activism is a limited edition art newspaper focusing on global grassroots HIV art and cultural production. The HIV Howler is a forum for dialogue, a demand for aesthetic self-determination, a response to tokenism, and a guide to navigating the vibrational ambiguities between policy, pathology, and community. To…

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Introduction to BELIEVE

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
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BELIEVE TOUR

Tour with curator, David Liss
At 1pm and 1:30pm

Join us for a 20-minute introductory tour. Meet on Floor 1 under Kendell Geers' 'BE:LIE:VE' installation.

No registration needed.
Please purchase your admission ticket in advance.

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Free

Sound Performance | Jeneen Frei Njootli

November 17 @ 3:30 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
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Jeneen Frei Njootli

Njootli’s live sound performances are sonic landscapes; frequencies and living energies that carry knowledge, information and stories related to her personal experience and the world around her.

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Artist Talk | Tim Whiten

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
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Tim Whiten MOCA

Tim Whiten is a Toronto-based creator of charged objects that embody myths and narratives, bringing these stories alive and affirming their relevance to the times in which we live.

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A Conversation with Rajni Perera

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MOCA Toronto, 158 Sterling Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2B2 Canada
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Rajni Perera MOCA Toronto

Open to Engage and Immerse members Go behind-the-scenes of Rajni Perera's Talisman, currently on view in the exhibition BELIEVE. Members are invited to an intimate talk with Perera and a tour of the woodshop of her collaborator, artist Yorgo Liapis, right on Sterling Rd. Meet the artist and learn about the inspiration and creation of this artwork. About Talisman The double-throne Talisman, a collaboration with artist Yorgo Liapis, is at once a retelling of history, a speculative form and an…

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