Thursday, January 10, 2008

Art in the Shadow of War

Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War opens at Blackwood Gallery & the JMB next Wednesday, January 16th. Curated by Séamus Kealy, the show explores art's relationship to war and its representations and includes Mercer faves Kristan Horton and Annie MacDonell from Toronto and Ron Terada from Vancouver. Also included are Maja Bajević from Bosnia, Omer Fast from Israel and Johan Grimonprez from Belgium (best known for his excellent 1997 hi-jacking film Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y), amongst others.

The exhibition runs from January 17th to March 2nd, 2008 with a symposium held on Friday January 25th. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday January 16th from 5 to 7 pm @ the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and from 7 to 9 pm @ the Blackwood Gallery. The galleries are providing free shuttle buses from Toronto to Mississauga for both the opening night and the day of the symposium.

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