Monday, June 23, 2014

Exhibit: Fan the Flames at the AGO During World Pride!

Toronto Art + Exhibition Review

Heya! Last week I visited the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto to enjoy their newest exhibit Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography. This is the first art and culture exhibit that I visited being presented as a part of World Pride Toronto event. And it certainly will not be my last.

Art Gallery of Ontario: Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography Exhibit. Presented apart of Wold Pride Toronto, Culture, Art, Exhibition, Gay, Lesbian, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Canada


Art Gallery of Ontario: Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography Exhibit. Presented apart of Wold Pride Toronto, Culture, Art, Exhibition, Gay, Lesbian, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Canada

Fan The Flames is an exhibition that features a variety of artists that have documented and explored queer identity and play of gender, through photographs and video, throughout four galleries.  The exhibit features historical and contemporary works that "chart[s] an increasingly diverse and public presence that challenges us to consider the ways everyday gestures, objects, tastes and styles construct and dismantle our gendered selves." This was a very interesting exhibit, I loved the historical photographs, and how people represented themselves so openly, at a time when it was against society's 'norm'. I have to caution people: there is explicit nudity showcased throughout the exhibit, so it may not be suitable for all ages. Fan The Flames: Queer Positions in Art runs from June 18 to September 7, 2014.  

Art Gallery of Ontario: Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography Exhibit. Presented apart of Wold Pride Toronto, Culture, Art, Exhibition, Gay, Lesbian, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Canada, AGO, Edgar's Dance and Theatre Album
Edgar's Dance and Theatre Album from the 1920s
Art Gallery of Ontario: Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography Exhibit. Presented apart of Wold Pride Toronto, Culture, Art, Exhibition, Gay, Lesbian, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Canada, Untitled, Will Munroe
Untitled by Will Munroe, 2005
 And while visiting the AGO, don't forget to take in the amazing Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty exhibit. It's not to be missed! For more information on the AGO and their exhibitions, please visit their website.

Art Gallery of Ontario: Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography Exhibit. Presented apart of Wold Pride Toronto, Culture, Art, Exhibition, Gay, Lesbian, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Canada, Vince Aletti
Images from Vince Aletti's Collection
Art Gallery of Ontario: Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography Exhibit. Presented apart of Wold Pride Toronto, Culture, Art, Exhibition, Gay, Lesbian, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Canada

And P.s!: Fan the Flames exhibition is included with regular admission, which means it's also free to visit during Free Wednesday Nights from 6:00pm - 8:30pm.



P.s,
Melanie!

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