Two MOCCA CONTACT Exhibitions ReviewsMy recent Exhibit Posts have been about the amazing Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival that has been taking place this month in Toronto (to read my recent CONTACT posts please go here, here,and here). Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the three current CONTACT exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA); Material Self: Performing The Other Within, In Character: Self Portrait of the Artist as Another, and Hereros by Jim Naughten.
|Bag (November 2007) by Hendrick Kerstens|
|Left to Right: Doily (March 2011), Aluminum Foil (March 2012), Napkin (February 2009) by Hendrick Kerstens|
|Left to Right: The Wait Seems to go on Forever (2009), I Have Not, I Have (2010), Terrible Beauty ( 2013), Her Majesty, Queen Sophie (2010), I Put A Spell on Me (2009) by Mary Sibande|
|Photos by David Favrod, Kobe, Japan, 1982|
|Un paysage bleu (2009) by David Favrod|
|Harbinger of Sudden Departures (2013) by Meryl McMaster|
|Winter Green (2011) by Dominique Rey|
All the photos on display in the In Character exhibit allowed each photo's subject to transform into another person, by shedding their own guise and wearing another character's clothing. This exhibit is drawn from The National Gallery of Canada and features acclaimed Canadian and international artists. Smaller than Material Self, In Character was a little underwhelming. In the future, I would like to visit The National Gallery Of Canada, to see more of their photo collections, to really enjoy it.
|The Gifted Amateur, Nov. 10, 1962 (2007) by Rodney Graham|
|Untitled #411 (2003) by Cindy Sherman|
|The 500 Year Itch (1992) by Shelley Niro|
|Left: Herero Woman in Patchwork Dress (2012), Right: Herero Cadet in Cardboard Hat (2012) by Jim Naughten|
|Mural Outside: Herero Women Marching (2012) by Jim Naughten|