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FREE BUS for AGM Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception + Ken Lum Artist Talk
Thu, 2 March 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Need a ride to the AGM? Get on the bus! RSVP required.
FREE BUS from The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West, Toronto), departing at 6 PM. Bus leaves the AGM at 8:30 PM for return trip to Toronto.
The AGM is pleased to present two new exhibitions for Spring. Please join us for the opening reception of Ken Lum's A Matter of Life and Death and Nam Phi Dang's Somewhere Else.
March 2 – April 16, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2, 6 – 9 PM
Ken Lum Artist talk: 7 PM
KEN LUM | A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
This exhibition brings together three bodies of work by internationally established Canadian artist Ken Lum, exploring notions of alternative portraiture, and the weaving of fictive and biographical detail in the stories we tell about ourselves and others in life and in death.
Vancouver-born Ken Lum has been an artist for over 35 years producing conceptual and representational art in a range of media, including painting, sculpture and photography. He is currently Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. A founding editor of Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, he has published catalog essays on Chen Zhen, Liu Wei, Ian Wilson and Trevor Mahovsky/Rhonda Weppler. He has an extensive record of international exhibitions, including Documenta and numerous biennales. Lum has also completed several permanent public art commissions in Vienna, Leiden, Utrecht, Vancouver, Toronto, St Louis and St Moritz. He is presently working on a memorial commemorating the 1986 Lake Nyos disaster in Cameroon. Lum has served as curator of several large-scale exhibitions including Sharjah Biennial 7, Shanghai Modern: 1919 –1945 and the NorthWest Annual. He is presently co-curator of Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a citywide exhibition of major commissions to open in the fall of 2017 in Philadelphia.
NAM PHI DANG | SOMEWHERE ELSE | XIT-RM
Somewhere Else is a photo essay resulting from Nam Phi Dang’s recent trip to Vietnam, the country from which his parents fled years ago. With this series of dream-like yet documentary images, Dang confronts tensions felt by those raised in one country but with cultural ties to another, and explores the disconnect between the perception and reality of ideas of heritage and homeland.
Artist talk: Sunday, March 12, 1 PM
Nam Phi Dang is a photographer based in Mississauga. His work was selected for Magenta’s Flash Forward 2016, a competition for emerging photographers in Canada, the UK and the US, and his photojournalism has been featured in Toronto Life, Vice and the Globe and Mail.
The XIT- RM is a project space showcasing emerging artists in the Mississauga, GTA and 905 regions. This exhibition is generously supported by the RBC Foundation.