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Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971 - 1989 - In Performance

A series of new commissions and performances presented in conjunction with Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971 - 1989. The program reflects upon the centrality of performance to Toronto’s artistic community from the 1970s through to today, and echoes the exhibition’s examination of how Toronto artists have explored notions of the body, the image, self-portraiture, storytelling, and representation.

Featuring multiple modes and approaches to performance, the series includes new commissions by Rebecca Belmore, Keith Cole, Louise Lilliefeldt and Walter Scott, reperformances of work by Johanna Householder, and a new iteration of a long-term project by Ame Henderson and Evan Webber. Dub legend Lillian Allen will guest-curate a program of spoken word, dub poetry and music at AGO Friday Nights throughout October, taking the stage for a performance with her band on October 28.

A selection of archival documentation and performance-based film and video created by Toronto artists during the period of the exhibition will be on view in Signy Eaton Gallery from October 6 through November 13 at select times between performances.

Organized by Wanda Nanibush, Assistant Curator, Canadian and Indigenous Art; Sean O’Neill, Associate Director, Adult Programming & Partnerships; and Bojana Stancic, Coordinator, Cross-Disciplinary Programming.

Walter Scott: This is Not Prose

Artist: Walter Scott
Thursday, October 6
8 pm
Signy Eaton Gallery
Presented as part of AGO First Thursday


Louise Liliefeldt
Wednesday, October 19, 6pm
Signy Eaton Gallery
Free with General admission

Keith Cole: #HashTagGallery Slut

Artist: Keith Cole
Wednesday, October 26, 7 pm
Saturday, October 29, 2 pm
Signy Eaton Gallery
Free with General admission

Lillian Allen: Join the Revolutionary Tea Party - We are as Beautiful as our Poetry

Artist: Lillian Allen
Friday, October 28
7:30 pm
Walker Court
Presented as part of AGO Friday Nights

Johanna Householder: Residuals

Johanna Householder
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
7 pm
Signy Eaton Gallery
Free with General admission

Ame Henderson + Evan Webber: performance encyclopaedia

Ame Henderson and Evan Webber: performance encyclopaedia
Tuesday November 8, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday November 9, 3:30 - 8:30 pm
Thursday November 10, 10:30 am -4:30 pm
Friday November 11, 10:30 am- 4:30 pm
Saturday November 12, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Performance: November 13, 2 pm
Signy Eaton Gallery
Free with General admission

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