Luis Jacob Wanda Nanibush in Conversation
Join curators Luis Jacob and Wanda Nanibush as they discuss their respective exhibitions Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto and Toronto: Tributes Tributaries, 1971-1989.
Tickets are free and must be reserved in advance
This fall, the AGO looks at a remarkable transitional period in Torontos recent history. Highlighting artists and artworks from the late 1960s through to the end of the 1980s, a time marked by the emergence of new artistic practices and institutions, this major exhibition delves into the AGOs collection to reflect on Toronto as a cultural space, its experimentation, its cultural diversity and possibility. Curated by Wanda Nanibush, Toronto: Tributes Tributaries explores some of the tributaries of Toronto artmaking and pathways forged by Toronto artists.
Curated by Luis Jacob for the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto concentrates on a period of more than 50 years to consider the ways in which artists visualize Toronto. Presenting a thematic clustering of works by 86 artists, the exhibition is premised on the tendency of artists in this city to favour performative and allegorical procedures to articulate their sense of place. Four gesturesmapping, modelling, performing, and congregatingserve as guideposts to a diverse array of artistic practices. The exhibition is a constellation of symbolic forms, or memes, that repeatedly appear in the work of artists of different generations. It presents a panorama of the blueprints that artists have drafted over many decades to give form to life in one of North Americas largest cities.