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December 2017
Free

Amy Wong: Angry Asian Feminist Loves Detox Soup

December 13 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 - October 30
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 @ 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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The Museum Is Not What It Used to Be: Vasif Kortun

October 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, 1 Spadina Crescent
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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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 first speaker, Vasif Kortun, founding Director of Research and Programs, SALT, Istanbul and Ankara, will explore institutional time frames, non-capitalist museum conditions, zombie institutions and survivalist expansions with his talk, Questions on Institutions. “The…

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September 2017

On the horizon the shadow speaks another story

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - October 1 @ 7:00 am
Drake Commissary, 128 Sterling Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Saturday, September 30 During Nuit Blanche, sunset to sunrise Drake Commissary, 128 Sterling Road “On the horizon the shadow speaks another story,” presented by MOCA, the Drake Commissary in collaboration with Sedition, is a curated display of video artworks on the screen at 128 Sterling Road from dusk 'til dawn throughout Nuit Blanche Toronto. Iván Argote / Mat Collishaw / Michael Craig-Martin / Jenny Holzer / Mustafa Hulusi / Herman Kolgen /Mark Lewis / Tim Noble and Sue Webster /…

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mocamigos Event: Drake Commissary Social

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Drake Commissary, 128 Sterling Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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mocamigos members are invited to an afternoon of art and refreshments at the newly opened Drake Commissary.

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Free

MOCA at the Roncesvalles Polish Festival

September 16 @ 11:00 am - September 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Roncesvalles Polish Festival, Roncesvalles Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Join us over the weekend of September 16 & 17 at the Roncesvalles Polish Festival.

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July 2017

MOCA at BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - July 23 @ 6:00 pm
Bloor Street (between Lansdowne Ave. and St. Clarens Ave.), 1275 Bloor St. West
Toronto, Ontario M6H1N7 Canada
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Join us at the BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture on July 22 and 23. Stop by MOCA's tent for more information about the museum's new home and to participate in a video project, which will be featured on our website and social channels. As thanks, you will receive a newly designed and printed MOCA tote bag. Details July 22 - 23, 2017 Saturday, July 22, 1 - 9 pm (MOCA tent hours: 1 - 6 pm) Sunday, July 23,…

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