Celebrate contemporary art for free every Friday in the city

Serkan Özkaya’s “ni4ni v.3” art exhibit at Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Art. (Courtesy: MOCA)

If you are looking to start your weekend off right in the city, and enjoy art and community, consider visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) for free on Fridays. 

Free Friday Nights at MOCA in partnership with Scotiabank is an evening of exhibits jam-packed with live performances, installations, activations and more. 

End your work week at the museum from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., to explore the historic building and take part in special events on select dates. 

“At its core, MOCA’s Free Friday Nights focus on access by eliminating a financial barrier. We try to take this one step further by using the evenings as a time to provide additional free programming that allow visitors to interact with exhibiting and guest artists in order to deepen their understanding and relationship to the works on display,” Candice Cavanagh, MOCA’s curator of public programmes, told Now Toronto. 

One notable exhibit taking place this spring at MOCA is the first major survey exhibition in Canada by internationally celebrated Canadian/French artist Kapwani Kiwanga titled “Remediation.”

Other exhibits include Turkish artist Serkan Özkaya’s installation titled “ni4ni v.3,” which encourages an exploration of ideas of time, perception and self using digital technology with a massive mirrored sphere, and Susan For Susan’s exhibition “Trade Show,” which arranges a set of design propositions for an apartment interior, suspended from a gantry system.

Also continuing this spring is the augmented reality exhibit “Seeing the Invisible,” which takes visitors on an exploration of virtual art and nature activating MOCA, Sorauren Park and High Park, with artworks displayed using a mobile app.

Visitors can book exhibits in advance to guarantee entry here

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