Art & Design – NOW Magazine https://nowtoronto.com/culture/art-and-design/index.rss Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:24:09 +0000 Mon, 05 Apr 2021 13:24:09 +0000 en-US Kevin Ritchie Immersive Monet exhibit to open in Toronto this summer Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience will take over a space in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Richard Trapunski Why some Toronto artists are getting into the crypto market of NFTs Non-fungible tokens are the new way to sell “true” versions of digital things, and some artists are taking advantage

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Richard Trapunski Why Chinatown is so important to Toronto Artist Linda Zhang is examining the past and possible futures of Chinatown with board games, speculative fiction and 3D scanning

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Julia Mastroianni Outdoor art installations to light up Queen East The eight light installations are part of the month-long outdoor art exhibition Luminosity

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Julia Mastroianni Massive Lego creation joins Aga Khan Museum’s collection Made of 100,000 Lego pieces, the sculpture is an Afrofuturist reimagining of an ancient West African trade hub

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Kevin Ritchie “A time of solitude”: Photo series captures restaurants in lockdown Antler co-owner Jody Shapiro’s online photo exhibition highlights the anonymous nature of restaurant work during the second wave

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NOW Staff Virtual art exhibition Being Scene explores mental health, addiction and global trauma Sponsored feature: Workman Arts

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Kevin Ritchie Burning Man artists create light installations on the waterfront Here’s something to see if you live near Harbourfront Centre and are out getting exercise

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Julia Mastroianni Here’s what the 2021 Winter Stations installations will look like The annual public art exhibition will expand to new locations but is being delayed until COVID-19 restrictions ease

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Kelsey Adams UPDATED: Toronto art exhibitions we’re excited about in 2021 Look out for an Andy Warhol retrospective, Elias Sime at the ROM, Contact Photo Fest’s 25th anniversary and more

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Kelsey Adams Nine stellar highlights from Toronto’s art scene in 2020 These are the best moments, shows and accomplishments in a tough year for the arts

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Kevin Ritchie Our readers’ favourite artist Instagram account is Yovska Readers’ Choice 2020: Toronto’s resident drag creature wants to take you by force

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Kevin Ritchie A high-tech magic show is opening in Toronto this December The producers of Immersive Van Gogh’s next project is a labyrinthian installation about the history of magic

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Kelsey Adams The new AGO department devoted to global African art aims to combat tokenism Helmed by curator Julie Crooks, the department of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora will focus on collecting and exhibiting artworks from diasporic African artists

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Kelsey Adams Nia Centre wants to be an arts destination for Black Torontonians Located in Little Jamaica, the organization is expanding to become Canada’s first multidisciplinary professional art space dedicated to Black art

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Kelsey Adams What to see at virtual Nuit Blanche The annual sundown to sun-up art event goes digital this year with augmented and virtual reality exhibitions, livestreamed talks, video screenings and a podcast series

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Kevin Ritchie, Richard Trapunski and Glenn Sumi 23 essential fall festivals, concerts and events From a drive-in symphony to livestreamed dance shows, the season is full of cultural events – online and a few IRL

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Kelsey Adams Anique Jordan maps new lines through Scarborough The curator’s Contact Photo Festival show Three-Thirty is an ode to Malvern, the neighbourhood she grew up in

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Kelsey Adams The best art shows to see in Toronto this fall Whether you’re ready to mask up and head out to the galleries or prefer to check-in virtually, these 12 exhibitions have something for everybody

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Kevin Ritchie Nadya Kwandibens merges worlds with a photo mural at Ryerson An image from the artist’s Concrete Indians series puts the Indigenous urban experience front and centre on the downtown campus

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NOW Staff Egyptian mummies are coming to Toronto in September Originally set to open at the ROM this past spring, the exhibition will now touch down on September 19

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Kevin Ritchie Immersive Van Gogh is now offering fitness classes Starting August 21, professional dancer and certified trainer Amy Walsh will lead morning Barre Flow classes inside the sprawling digital art show

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Kevin Ritchie Royal Ontario Museum offers free admission to frontline workers Doctors, nurses, grocery store and public transit workers can visit the museum for free in August

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Natalia Manzocco Winnie-The-Pooh ROM exhibit to return The Royal Ontario Museum’s hotly-anticipated Winnie The Pooh exhibit, cut short by COVID-19 in March, is returning in September

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Kevin Ritchie Art Gallery of Ontario offers free admission to frontline workers Health-care, emergency services, grocery stores, sanitation or public transit workers have until August 16 to sign up for a free annual pass

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Richard Trapunski AGO launches video game art series The Let’s Play series starts with a playthrough of the classic city-building simulator SimCity

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Kevin Ritchie Immersive Van Gogh turns self-isolation into group entertainment A high-tech art exhibition allows Torontonians to escape into the enduringly popular Dutch painter’s mind via a relic of the city’s industrial past

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Kevin Ritchie Here’s what to expect at the reopened ROM After a 17-week shutdown, the museum is projecting a $18 million revenue hit, opening more outdoor space and rescheduling an Egyptian Mummies show

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Richard Trapunski Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto to reopen on July 16 MOCA is planning a free preview for members and donors ahead of the official relaunch

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Norman Wilner NOW What episode 31: How a Toronto cartoonist turned the pandemic into art Eric Kostiuk Williams joins Norm to talk about writing and drawing NOW’s editorial cartoons about life in the quarantimes – and why he’s taking a break

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