AGO First Thursday: Gender Trouble
Advance Tickets: $13 Non-Members / $11 AGO Members
At the Door: $16 Non-Members / $14 AGO Members
First Thursday Admission exhibition entry to Georgia OKeeffe
Advance Tickets: $23 / $11 AGO Members
At the Door: $26 / $14 AGO Members
Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. First Thursdays consistently sell out, and tickets are not held back for at-the-door purchase.
Torontos biggest art party celebrates the legacy and influence of Georgia OKeeffe with Maylee Todd, Catherine MacTavish, Madelyne Beckles and more...
Georgia OKeeffe once declared I am not a woman painter! Demanding that art be considered for its merit, not for the gender of its creator, the May First Thursday brings together artists who play with the connections and contradictions between gender, art and politics. Headlining is Torontos beloved and fierce Maylee Todd, who brings her multimedia Virtual Womb project to life in Walker Court. Todds creativity embraces songwriting, production, video and performance, addressing the poetics of the body in all its dimensions at its root.
The night will also feature artist projects by Catherine MacTavish and Madelyne Beckles. Working across generations, these two artists embody different perspectives on the feminine and feminist art practices. MacTavish worked in Toronto in the 1970s and 80s before abandoning the art scene. Her painting Arms Race is featured in the exhibition Toronto: Tributes Tributaries, 19711989. Beckles on the other hand, still in her 20s, presents a critical race-based feminist framework through the use of her body and ready-made objects. Beckles is a long-term collaborator with Toronto artist Petra Collins, with whom she most recently presented work at MoMAs PopRally.
Author Julie Cameron Gray, whose recent collection of poems was recommended by Lena Dunham on LennyLetter, and artist and illustrator Kendra Yee will present hands-on OKeeffe-inspired interactive projects. There will also be a series of pop-up talks, including a representative from the Canadian Synesthesia Association, our monthly Out of the Vaults installation, DJs, drinks and dancing. Join us.