ReBlink - extended to April 18, 2018!

Reblink: AGO Exhibition
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

Visitors won’t believe their eyes (or they’ll at least do a double-take) this summer as the AGO offers a magical new way to experience art. From Toronto-based digital artist Alex Mayhew comes ReBlink, an innovative augmented reality experience that taps into the power of leading-edge technology to give visitors the chance to see works from the AGO’s Canadian and European Collections in a whole new way. 

Using a custom app for smartphones and tablets, visitors use their device’s camera to unlock Mayhew’s modern twists on historical works of art. Mayhew highlights how much we have — and haven’t — changed over time, inviting visitors to look at paintings such as Evisceration of a Roebuck with a Portrait of a Married Couple, Drawing Lots and Marchesa Casati through his unique 21st century lens. By looking at a selected work using a smartphone or tablet, visitors will see something unexpected – the painting’s subjects coming alive, reflecting a vision of our daily reality in the 21st century.

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1G4

Adam Bly: “The 21st Century Scientific Revolution”

Adam Bly
Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 11:45pm

Sara Diamond, President of the Ontario College of Art & Design invites you to attend a free lecture by Adam Bly, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Seed Media Group. Bly is the first of three keynote speakers in the 2008–2009 President’s Speaker Series.
At the age of 16, Adam Bly became the youngest researcher at the National Research Council Canada (NRC), where he spent three years studying cell adhesion and cancer. While at the NRC, Bly identified a cultural shift in the making: Science is transforming business, politics, the arts and current affairs unlike ever before; today, science affects every single person on the planet and science literacy is essential to modern society.
“We are on the cusp of a 21st century scientific renaissance marked by accelerated advancement in neuroscience, theoretical physics and genetics, a culture war between science and religion, and the application of science as a tool for social change and economic development,” says Bly. “What is catalyzing this cultural shift, who is leading it, and where are we going from here?”
The President’s Speaker Series continues on February 5 with Lisa Jevbratt, new media artist and Associate Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara, and on March 5 with Marie Battiste, Professor and Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre (AERC) at the University of Saskatchewan and Co-director of the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

21st Trienniale Di Milano: A Presentation by Andrea Cancellato, Director-General

Instituto Italioano Di Cultura Logo with black, green and red text
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:30pm

21st Century. Design After Design

Andrea Cancellato, Director-General of Triennale di Milano will be in Toronto to announce the opening of Triennale’s “XXI International Exhibition 21st Century. Design After Design”, on display from April 2nd 2016 through September 12th, 2016.

The Triennale di Milano is an international cultural institution for architecture, art, design, fashion and audio-visual productions, which organizes exhibitions and conferences and, once every three years, according to its Statute, its great International Exhibition.

In fact, since 1933, La Triennale di Milano is the only institution taking part - not as a Country - to the BIE, Bureau International des Expositions, an intergovernmental organization in charge of overseeing the calendar, the bidding, the selection, and the organization of World and International Expos all over the world.

20 years since the last Triennale, for five months, the Triennale di Milano will become the epicenter of the multidisciplinary events of the XXI International Exhibition in 2016, that will involve spaces both public and private from Milan to Monza.

Each Venue of the International Exhibition (La Triennale di Milano, Fabbrica del Vapore, HangarBicocca, Museo delle Culture, ex Stecca delle Acciaierie Ansaldo, Politecnico di Milano, Università IULM, Università degli Studi di Milano, Museo della Permanente Villa Reale di Monza) will have its own curator for a thematic exhibition. The International Exhibition will become a territorial laboratory for discussion and the creation of narratives, that will make it possible to portray new forms of expression, allowing all participants to interact with visitors.

The subject of the Exhibition focuses on a very topical issue: “21st Century. Design after design”. Pioneer in the promotion of the arts and of projectual research, La Triennale has chosen a theme that involves the meaning and the role of design itself in a world that keeps on changing at an increasingly rapid pace. So, the purposes of the XXI International Exhibition are to investigate the spread of planning and design skills worldwide (from Europe to America, Asia and Africa) and the development of a global market, but also the multidisciplinarity of design, the evanescence of the boundaries between design, architecture, communication, visual arts and the new links and connections between different fields and domains.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St, Toronto - 2nd floor, Room 230 
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