WHAT: Dynasty, at Terminal 1, Toronto Pearson International Airport (Hwy 401 and Hwy 427, 416-776-3603), to August 31.
WHY: When your home country is called Iceland, the concept of global warming has a whole other resonance. In photographs and a video, Reykjavik trio Icelandic Love Corporation imagine that the snow caps have mostly melted and the remaining cold regions are an exclusive tourist destination. Wealthy, fur-clad near-future socialites (the artists) frolic amidst the hoarfrost and “ice”-strewn jewels. Whether it’s an ad for Nordic tourism or a plea to purchase carbon offsets, Pearson travellers will likely be doing a double take on this one.
BUZZ: Icelandic Love Corporation is a 12-year-old collective composed of Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir, Jóní Jónsdóttir and Eirún Sigurdardóttir. They’re here thanks to T.O.’s newest indie curatorial venture, No. 9 Contemporary Art and the Environment, the brainchild of former Maclean’s photo editor Catherine Dean and one-time MoMA designer Andrew Davies.