AGO- The Great Upheaval: Modern Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection
Rich with vibrant avant-garde masterpieces from one of the world's most prominent collections, The Great Upheaval: Modern Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection
features nearly 70 works from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation's collection in New York, including paintings and sculptures. Focusing on the period from 1910 to 1918, this exhibit explores a time of tremendous creativity and artistic innovation, as artists grappled with themes of social fragmentation, technological development and the spectacle of the changing city.
Across Europe, as borders were re-drawn and mounting political tensions signaled the First World War, artists pushed ever closer towards abstraction. From Munich to Paris, in Moscow and Milan, many
experimented with new forms of art and artistic collaboration, giving rise to a host of radical new styles.
Exhibited chronologically and including a number of works by critical precursors who laid
the groundwork for the avant-garde movements—including Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin—the exhibition includes: Picasso's Le Moulin de la Galette from 1900, an image of social change thatfuelled the
avant-garde imagination; the vivid colours and spontaneity of Wassily Kandinsky's Blue Mountain, 1908-09; the daring Expressionistic style of Piet Mondrian's Summer, Dune in Zeeland, ca.1910; Franz Marc's Yellow Cow
from 1911—a mascot for the philosopher-painters of the transnational Blue Rider group; Henri Matisse's severely radical portrait The Italian Woman, 1916; the tonal contrast of Amedeo Modigliani's Nude from 1917; and
Kurt Schwitters' meditation on war, Mountain Graveyard, 1919.
On Now and runs until Mar. 2, 2014 The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W
ROM - Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is the sole Canadian venue to host Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World during its international tour.
This impressive exhibition explores over 3,000 years of accomplishments of this ancient civilization to reveal the significance many still have on our lives today, Mesopotamia features over 170 priceless
objects from the esteemed holdings of the British Museum. These artifacts, most of which have never been seen in Canada, are augmented by iconic objects from the ROM's own renowned collections and other leading
institutions, including the University of Chicago Oriental Institute Museum, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archa.
Geographically, Mesopotamia (from the Greek "[land] between the Rivers") encompasses
present-day Iraq, north-eastern Syria, and south-eastern Turkey. Urban civilization originated in the area, accompanied by the establishment of the first cities and complex forms of social organization and economic
activity. Significant developments during this period include the invention of writing, long-distance communication, trade networks, and the first empires. Sophisticated art and literature began and flourished
concurrently with remarkable intellectual, spiritual, and scientific advances.
While Mesopotamia addresses numerous benchmarks of the society's social and technological developments, including the
Agricultural Revolution and the development of village economies, its main focus is on the emergence of cities and states in ancient Sumer (4000 - 2000 BCE); the Assyrian World Empire (1000 - 600 BCE); and the rise and
fall of Babylon (600 - 540 BCE).
On Until Jan. 5, 2014 The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park Circle | Admission: $19 - $27 (Mesopotamia Exhibit and General Admission)
Call For Proposals: Toronto Sculpture Garden
The Toronto Sculpture Garden has been a
leader in Canada in the commissioning of contemporary sculpture since it opened in 1981. Located in an urban park in the downtown core, it serves as a testing ground for artists to explore public space and to address
issues of urban context, materials and scale.
The TSG's Art Advisory Board meets three times a year to review specific proposals. Preference is given to new work that responds to the site; only in exceptional
cases will existing work be considered.
Proposals must be received by the deadlines each year on January 15, May 15 and September 15.
Drawing(s) showing dimensions and materials and the location of the work on the site.
Brief statement of Theme
Budget showing materials, installation/removal, transportation, and critical costs
10-20 slides, photographs or colour copies (no CD, DVD or video) of relevant work
For complete proposal information, including fee structure and site map: please click her