AGO First Thursday: Still Nasty
The future is Feminist. This March, the AGO partners with OCAD University to present a special edition of First Thursday guest curated by OCADs graduate class in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. The nights program aims to explore, through a feminist lens, a future that imagines possibilities for diversity of representation and experiencesa future that is more open, more free, more feminist, and non-deterministic. Headlining, with a live performance on the mainstage in Walker Court, is the celebrated queer Black feminist artistand Toronto legend D'bi.young Anitafrika with her band The 333.
The program features installations and performances by Toronto-based artists Hazel Meyer, whose work explores relationships between sport, sexuality and feminism; Mariam Magsi an interdisciplinary artist working across installation, performance, fashion and photography; and Zahra Saleki an Iranian-born emerging photographer and installation artist whose work tells stories of unique locales and the people who inhabit them. Artists Golboo Amani and Coco Guzman will also present projects of the hands-on, interactive variety, including Amanis Unsettling Settlers of Catan, an expansion pack that acts as an intervention into the board game Settlers of Catan, unsettling the colonial narrative of the game.
Plus, dont miss pop-up talks by artist Aylan Couchie, curator and writer Genevieve Flavelle and Robin McDonald, and a special collection of artwork on display in our monthly Out of the Vaults installation. And as always, dine on the delicious food and drinks featured in our Night Market, and pick up a artist-designed program edition on your way in.