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Kryptonite: Comic Reactions at the AGO

July 2001

AGO Youth Council

ATTENDANCE 400

LOCATION

Sidewalk outside the AGO
Lower Level

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Kryptonite: Comic Reactions at the AGO was a free comic and graffiti-inspired event featuring over 20 youth artists from across the GTA. Inspired by the exhibition Greg Curnoe: Life & Stuff, the event included chalk drawings on the front walk of the AGO by some of the GTA’s most talented up-and-coming graffiti and chalk artists, as well as theatre on the street by super-hero styled youth performers. Event goers were invited to inscribe their own comic-style messages on the sidewalk, take a free workshop by a local youth artist or visit a display of works on paper, canvas and video on the AGO’s lower level. The event was covered by City TV’s Breakfast Television and attracted 400 visitors.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Amaranthine Collective    Steve Hansen
Brad Caldwell                   Neven Hendrickson
Marc Delgobbo                Michael Hong
Nick Dubeau                    Sandra Kang
Richie Dionisio                 Dylan Lane
Patrick Dunal                   Andrew Mallis
Distented                         Jeremy R.L.M. Mitchell
Erin English                     Christopher Leinonen
Miss EGR                        Casey Palmer
Trevor Goodwin               Orest Szopiak
Marina Gugliemi              Alex Snukal

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