CURRENT EXHIBITION

23 June 2020 - 1 September 2020
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

isthmus is a connection; a site forged between places. This collaborative research commission invites artists whose thinking and work are bolstered by peer exchange and participatory forms of knowledge assembly. Presented on the Mercer Union website using Miro, commissioned projects bridge geographies and temporalities between artists, their collaborators and publics; gathering a multiplicity of voices […]

PAST EXHIBITION

Deanna Bowen: On Trial The Long Doorway (2019) on Shift Key

30 May 2020 - 26 June 2020
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Mercer Union presents Deanna Bowen’s video On Trial The Long Doorway (2019), streaming for a limited time on Shift Key—MOCA Toronto’s rotating platform for moving image artworks. In Fall 2017, Mercer Union presented a commissioned solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Deanna Bowen. The work takes as its starting point a lost 1956 CBC teledrama ON TRIAL The […]

CURRENT EXHIBITION

19 May 2020 - 31 August 2020
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

Intervals is a digital image commission that engages the in-between—intervening times, spaces, pauses, and breaks in activity—as taken up by artistic practice. Presented on the Mercer Union website and Instagram, this program invites artists to consider their experience of temporality through its disruption, and the sense of before, during, and after that is punctuated in the process of reflection. Artists: […]

PAST EXHIBITION

MERCER UNION IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

17 March 2020 - 1 July 2020
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

We have been closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, with the health and well-being of our artists, staff, community and collaborators in mind. Mercer Union is temporarily closed and all special events and programs are on hold until further notice. Although our building is closed, our staff continue to work proactively to support our artists, […]

PAST EXHIBITION

SPACE: Erdem Taşdelen | Vicissitudes: Act Three

14 March 2020
Opening Reception 1 January 1970 12am

LISTEN: The Perfect Crime by Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross with musical accompaniment by Bog Myrtle The Perfect Crime  I’ve heard of exactly two perfect crimes in my lifetime: the first, the strangulation of a fraudster on the run by their own pet boa constrictor; the second, the murder of a man by icicle.             The others […]

PAST EXHIBITION

Native Art Department International: Bureau of Aesthetics

14 March 2020
Opening Reception 13 March 2020 7pm

Mercer Union presents the first Canadian exhibition of Native Art Department International (NADI), a long-term collaborative project created and administered by Toronto-based artists Jason Lujan and Maria Hupfield. While Hupfield and Lujan have respective artistic practices, their work together is authored under the designation of NADI, a collective that produces artworks, exhibitions, events and screenings. […]