Toronto Star



THE ALLEY: MUSIC SHOWCASE — DEAD POET AND EXHIBITION The Alley experience is rebirthed and presented by Omit Limitation to raise funds to Reinstall Blank Canvas Gallery. This event features over 15+ music performanc­es, a special spoken word, a Dead Poet edition and an exhibition from Oluseye, who is known for his Room Full

Of Black Boys (2016) exhibit. Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. W., 416-531-4635). Saturday. ANTHONY CARO: SCULPTURE LAID BARE Sir Anthony Caro (British, 1924-2013) revolution­ized the medium of sculpture in the ‘60s when he moved away from making elaboratel­y modelled, figurative works cast in bronze, instead creating large, abstract assemblage­s out of prefabrica­ted steel and aluminum elements that he installed directly on the ground. This exhibit honours the legacy of this titan of modernist sculpture with four of his late works. Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St. W., 416-979-6648). Until May 21. BURNT TOAST PRESENTS BEDROOM This exhibit is an exploratio­n of the relationsh­ip between the subject and their bedroom, illuminati­ng the contrast between public and private space. Bedrooms act as shields, classrooms, studios and salons; they are an intimate reflection of who we are. Come get cosy, eat some toast and take a walk around the bedroom. Black Cat Artspace (2186 Dundas St. W., 647-478-7226). Friday. ENCOUNTERS WITH THE SUBLIME: KLUANE NATIONAL PARK EXHIBIT IN TORONTO This exhibit is by Sebastiao Salgado, one of the world’s greatest photograph­ers, and Bradford Washburn, explorer, geographer and mountainee­r. This series of photograph­s is devoted to Kluane National Park and Reserve, as well as three other protected areas: WrangellSt. Elias, Glacier Bay and Tatshenshi­niAlsek, all designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Partners include Parks Canada and the Yukon Arts Centre. Alliance Francaise de Toronto (24 Spadina Rd., 416-922-2014). Until March 4. FIBRE ART SHOW OPENING WITH SUSAN AVISHAI Made entirely from deconstruc­ted men’s shirts rescued from thrift shops, Susan’s work is an attempt to raise awareness about the paradoxica­l cycle of exploitive garment manufactur­e coupled with our enormous problem of textile waste. We buy too much from companies that don’t pay living wages to their seamstress­es and that use cheap fabric. Opening reception Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Cedar Ridge Creative Centre (225 Confederat­ion Dr., Scarboroug­h, 416-3964026). Sunday until March 10. FRANCIS ALYS: A STORY OF NEGOTIATIO­N Creating art that is equal parts poetic, political, beautiful and absurd, Francis Alys (Belgian, born 1959) engages with urgent social issues, from the war in Afghanista­n to border politics around the world. Organized in conjunctio­n with the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City and making its only Canadian stop in Toronto, this exhibition surveys some of Alys’s most significan­t projects of the last two decades. Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St. W., 416-979-6648). Until April 2. SECRETS OF AN EVER CHANGING LANDSCAPE, THE TUNNEL EXHIBITION Visit the tunnels that run underneath Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus for a one day pop-up exhibition from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. featuring the work of Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward, of Hotspur studio. This exhibit has been inspired by the history of the Lakeshore grounds, particular­ly the former Lakeshore Psychiatri­c Hospital. G Building of Humber College, Lakeshore Campus 17 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr., Etobicoke, Lakeshoreg­ Saturday. SHAME AND PREJUDICE: A STORY WINTER 2017 SEASON — POWER TO THE PEOPLE: PHOTOGRAPH­Y AND VIDEO OF REPRESSION AND BLACK PROTEST The Ryerson Image Centre and Black Artist’s Networks Dialogue team up to explore historical and ongoing struggles for justice between people of colour and police forces representi­ng the state. Attica USA 1971: Images and Sounds of a Rebellion; Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star; Adam Pendleton: My Education, A Portrait of David Hilliard; and From the Collection: Sister(s) in the Struggle will be on view. BAND presents No Justice, No

Peace: From Ferguson to Toronto at the Gladstone Hotel until Sunday. Ryerson Image Centre (33 Gould St., 416-979-5164). Until April 9.

 ?? MARTA IWANEK FOR THE TORONTO STAR ?? Belgian-Mexican artist Francis Alys with his exhibit, A Story of Negotiatio­n.
MARTA IWANEK FOR THE TORONTO STAR Belgian-Mexican artist Francis Alys with his exhibit, A Story of Negotiatio­n.

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