Mobile Sweat

Mobile Sweat

Winter like the Nordics! Art Spin is proud to present Mobile Sweat, a nomadic wood-fired mobile sauna and unique platform for contemporary art, featuring a program of contemporary sound and video art, as well as live performance to be experienced while you sweat. Also on site: Sauna Obscura, the tent edition, a newly commissioned project […]

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Tuuletar

Tuuletar and VÍÍK

Fierce energy, beatbox rhythms and other-worldly harmonies: Tuuletar (Goddess of The Wind in Finnish mythology) takes Finnish music abroad with a novel approach. The band’s virtuoso singers create a sonic landscape where beatbox rhythms meet global influences and Finnish poetry tradition. With freshly invigorating original music, Tuuletar’s heartfelt, tribal and captivating spirit enchants audiences globally […]

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Post Capitalistic Auction

Post Capitalistic Auction

The auction is the performance and the performance is the auction. You are invited to bid for artworks in new ways, and actual transactions occur. The twist: bidders are invited to make offers not only with money; understanding, opportunity, and/or exchange are equally accepted currencies. The artists are present at the auction and will ultimately […]

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Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Seven actors, 50 puppets, video projections, a drowned orchestra and a whale-sized whale equals a visually striking theatrical adaptation of Melville’s magnificent beast of a book from award-winning French-Norwegian puppetry company Plexus Polaire.  “My grandfather was a sailor. He had a naked woman tattooed on his upper arm, and I remember him as a smell […]

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Mary Anne Barkhouse

Animal Vegetable Mineral c.1700s

This installation is a commentary on the historical and ongoing resource extraction employed by Canada. Barkhouse presents “Canada’s colonial souvenir shop as a representation of the commodification of Canada’s natural landscapes.”  Mary Anne Barkhouse would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. In addition, she would […]

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The Bird Ballad

Fuglakvæðið (The Bird Ballad)

The exhibition is a selection of recent original paintings by the Faroese artist Edward Fuglø that will be presented in a non-traditional gallery space: the 245 Queens Quay West warehouse.   Fuglakvæðið is a traditional Faroese fable from 1806, written as a ballad containing 226 verses. It is a kind of Robin Hood story, where the […]

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Layers

LAYERS

LAYERS is a self-referential solo exhibit that contemplates the relationship between traumatic memory and the physical body. Inspired by The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, artist Olivia Mae Sinclair interprets the inner body and intrusive thoughts through textiles prints and book sculptures. […]

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Eyes as Big as Plates

Eyes as Big as Plates

The exhibition is a selection of recent photographs by the duo Riitta Ikonen (Finland) and Karoline Hjorth (Norway) presented in a non-traditional gallery space: the 245 Queens Quay West warehouse.   The second component is three largescale billboards on our 235 parking pavilion that will be the product of their fieldwork in Nova Scotia in mid-September […]

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Double Murder

Torque

Harbourfront Centre’s contemporary dance series, Torque, will resume in October, boldly showcasing perspectives on our shared history and the vital need to reconnect. Exploring the human capacity for divergent emotions, from violence and empathy to tenderness and hope, Torque will present performances from the UK, South Africa, Quebec, Six Nations of the Grand River and […]

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