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Energy Dispersion for the Attraction of Good Spirits Project

AGO celebrates the Chinatown Festival – Energy Dispersion for the Attraction of Good Spirits Project

1 - 2 pm Saturday, July 19
1 - 2 pm Sunday, July 20
Gallery-wide

Just in time for the Chinatown Festival artist collective Mammalian Diving Reflex will be welcoming good spirits into the AGO. This incredible, albeit invisible, spectacle will have T’ai Chi practitioners positioned throughout the building to integrate the energies of the neighbourhood with the building’s energies. After the performance check out the rest of the Chinatown Festival and make sure to stop by the AGO Activity Hub featuring creative, hands-on activities for the whole family. This project is conceived and directed by Annie Wong, Young Mammals Director. 


Mammalian Diving Reflex is a research-art atelier dedicated to investigating the social sphere through art. They create site and social-specific works, providing opportunities for dialogue across ages, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds. Headed by artistic director Darren O’Donnell, Toronto-based Mammalian Diving Reflex will be the AGO’s Artist-in-Residence this winter. Mammalian’s residency will engage with the neighbourhood surrounding the AGO, focusing on the relationship between local youth and the gallery. 

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