Two Art &Culture Exhibitions ReviewOver Thanksgiving weekend I decide to visit the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and enjoy two of the Museum's latest exhibits TBD and BMO 1st Art!
|How Much Art Can You Take?, 2014 by Jesse Harris|
|Fences Will Turn Into Tables by Maggie Groat|
|Alerting Infrastructure!, 2012 by Jonah Brucker-Cohen|
|Following the instructions on Queen Street West from Ways of seeing by walking, 2014 by Arabella Campbell|
|To Be Destroyed: 69 Jury Selected Submissions for Ideas|
It's kind of fitting that after visiting TBD and contemplating the future of the contemporary art gallery, that the next exhibit I visited celebrated the future of recent Canadian art graduates. BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition is an annual competition where instructors are invited to select three students from their institutes' graduating class and submit their work to the selection jury. A winner is selected from each province and territory as well as a national winner. I was very excited to see the impressive artwork from the future of Canadian Contemporary artists and am looking forward to seeing some of these artists in the future. Please visit BMO 1st Art Invitational Student Competition for more information.
|National Winner: Pvtrefactio VI (Black Sun) by Samuel deLange|
|Alberta Winner: Conundrum by Emmanuel Osahor|
|Nunavut Winner: Precious Time by Elijah Aitaok|
P.s!: As always, MOCCA is 'Pay-what-you-can'. Also, 8 of the 69 Jury Selected Ideas from TBD have been made into postcards that are free for visitors to take home. And stay tuned for more information on the fate of MOCCA, as soon as I find out more information, I will pass it on!