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Opening Reception: Jeff Thomas, Nafiseh Emadmostofi and The Family Camera

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SUMMER EXHIBITIONS (PART II)

June 29 – August 27, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 29, 6 – 9 pm


The AGM is delighted to present two new exhibitions for summer, along with the continuation of The Family Camera: Missing Chapters on view until August 27, 2017. Please join us in celebration at the opening reception on Thursday, June 29, 6-9 PM.

GET ON THE FREE BUS TO THE AGM! The bus departs from The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street W, Toronto) at 6 pm. The bus leaves the AGM at 8:30 pm for return trip to Toronto. To reserve your seat, RSVP below! PLEASE NOTE: The bus will be parked on Gladstone Ave, at the corner of Gladstone and Queen St. W.

Jeff Thomas | A Necessary Fiction: My Conversation with George Hunter and Edward S. Curtis
Curated by Laura Carusi, Curatorial and Collections Coordinator, AGM

Artist talk by Jeff Thomas: Thursday, June 29, 7pm

A Necessary Fiction extends Jeff Thomas’s engagement with image-makers who have used Indigenous people as the subjects of their work, interrogating the relevance of such work in light of today’s self-determination movement. Employing the work of both George Hunter and Edward S. Curtis as a catalyst, Thomas presents an alternative to the hegemonic and static narratives they both construct and reinforce.

Thomas explores the role such archival images have played in the quest to define his place in the world, and aims to reshape the space of the gallery and the collections held therein into a locus for reimagining both the representation and lived experience of Indigenous peoples.


Nafiseh Emadmostofi | Burning Desire | XIT-RM
JUNE 29 – AUGUST 27, 2017

Artist Talk: Nafiseh Emadmostofi, THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 7 PM (following Jeff Thomas artist talk)

Nafiseh Emadmostofi’s bold figural paintings offer up representative and allegorical examinations of ideological conflict, and the power of art to inspire protest, incite censure, and yet also speak to a collective (and contested) desire to envision a better world.

Emadmostofi’s work was selected from a call to graduating students from the University of Toronto, Mississauga and Sheridan College’s Art and Art History Program.

Please check artgalleryofmississauga.com for the latest information on events and programming.
The XIT-RM is a project space showcasing emerging artists in the Mississauga, GTA and 905 regions.


The Family Camera: Missing Chapters
CONTINUES UNTIL AUGUST 27, 2017

One Exhibition. Two Locations.

Art Gallery of Mississauga: May 4 - August 27, 2017
Royal Ontario Museum: May 6 - October 29, 2017

Discover the connections between family, photography, and migration with The Family Camera, organized by The Royal Ontario Museum and co-presented with the Art Gallery of Mississauga. This exhibition explores how family photos shape our sense of self, family, community, and nation. Exclusively at AGM, Missing Chapters considers family photos that are lost, destroyed, abandoned or never taken, featuring an installation by acclaimed artist Dinh Q. Lê.

Tour and Talk with Guest Curator Deepali Dewan: Saturday, June 17, 1 pm
Please check the AGM website for the latest information on events and programming.

To learn more about The Family Camera Network project, please visit familycameranetwork.org.

The Family Camera is presented by the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and is being held at both institutions with the support of The Family Camera Network. It is curated by a curatorial team led by Deepali Dewan, Senior Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, and includes Thy Phu, Julie Crooks, Sarah Bassnett, Jennifer Orpana, Sarah Parsons, and Silvia Forni.


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