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October 2017

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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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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May 2017

Doors Open at MOCA

May 27
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Doors Open Toronto 2017 has teamed up with the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada and Castlepoint Greybrook Sterling Inc. (partnership between Castlepoint Numa and Greybrook Realty Partners) to offer special ticketed public access to MOCA's future home, the heritage-designated Auto Building at 158 Sterling Road, while in mid-construction. The Auto Building, constructed in 1919, was formerly an aluminum foundry and manufacturing plant until its production ended in 2006.  architectsAlliance’s purpose designed fit-out will pay respect to and enhance the building’s unique historical qualities and patina of…

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Members’ Event: Tour of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Exhibition, Pacifier

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Gallery, 80 Spadina Ave, Unit 205
Toronto, Ontairo Canada
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Open to all MOCA Members MOCA Members are invited to join us at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival's gallery space for one of the festival's primary, exhibitions, Pacifier, featuring work by Petra Collins. Location: The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Gallery, 80 Spadina Ave, Unit 205 Light refreshments will be served Please RSVP to Sarah Heim at sheim@museumofcontemporaryart.ca. Space is limited.

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Members’ Event: Private Collection Tour at the Home of David Angelo

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Open to Contributing Members and up ($250+) David Angelo generously invites MOCA Members into his home to enjoy wine, cheese, conversation and a tour of his extensive private art collection. David's extensive private collection was recently featured in Toronto Life: Over 30 years, he’s built a treasury of more than 300 on-display works that span multiple genres but share a dark, often surreal aesthetic. “I have no knowledge of art history, per se,” he says, “but if I see a piece…

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April 2017

Members’ Event: Exclusive Tour of Grow Op 2017

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6j 1J6 Canada
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Open to all MOCA Members As a benefit of your MOCA membership you are invited to join us at the Gladstone Hotel for an exclusive tour of their annual Grow Op exhibition. The tour will include free admission to the exhibition. Please RSVP to Sarah Heim at sheim@museumofcontemporaryart.ca. Space is limited. Click here to learn more about the Gladstone Hotel's Grow Op 2017 exhibition.

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