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Platform Performance: AWP, Friday 12 November, 8:30 PM

12 November 2004 12am - 12am

Join us at Mercer Union where Atelier Wundershön Peplum (AWP) and guest musicians Martin Arnold and Matthias Delplanque will perform live, followed by a discussion forum to launch their Spring 2005 TorontoTroll project at Mercer Union. AWP is a Paris-based interdisciplinary collective whose practice integrates visual arts, design, music, architecture, and landscape design. AWP has […]

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Trip to Havana Biennial, Cuba

30 October 2004 12am - 7 November 2004 12am

Thursday October 30 – Friday November 7, 2003 SOLD OUT! Join us at the opening of the Havana Biennial for an insiders look at contemporary Cuban culture through a special program of studio visits, gallery tours and events customized by MU. SOLD OUT! Airfare (Lacsa Air), entrance tourist card, accommodation at a local casa particular […]

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Platform: Lecture: Lise Nellemann (Director, Sparwasser HQ / Berlin)

7 October 2004 12am - 12am

Thursday, October 7, 7 PM (FREE) Lise Nellemann (Director, Sparwasser HQ / Berlin) Offensive für zeitgenössische Kunst und Kommunikation, Berlin and other artist curatorial projects. The Danish artist Lise Nellemann will give a presentation on Sparwasser HQ, a leading Berlin venue for emerging Nordic and International artists. Based on a collaborative process and linked to […]

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Platform: Video Screening curated by Lise Nellemann

5 October 2004 12am - 12am

Tuesday, October 5, 6:30 – 8:00 PM (FREE) “a complete guide to rewriting one’s own history” Curated by Lise Nellemann (Director, Sparwasser HQ / Berlin) It is uninteresting to think about art; we must instead think through it. Both the work itself and the common exhibition project are thinking machines. Through them, we reflect upon […]

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Curator Lecture: Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda (Havana, Cuba)

3 September 2004 12am - 12am

The Power Plant and Mercer Union Present >>CURATOR LECTURE: Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda (Havana, Cuba) Friday, September 3rd, 2004, 7PM [Free] Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda will discuss contemporary Cuban art, digitally-based art, as well as a recasting of Cuban art history as it is based in her recent exhibition in Havana. Dannys Montes […]

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The Young Man :Performance

23 July 2004 12am

October 27, 1981, 9pm Fred Gaysek

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Carnivale

23 July 2004 12am

Brad Brace OCTOBER 9 Screening: “Arrival”, 16 mm film at Funnel, Experimental Film Theatre. Painting, Sticks, Photography Canadian Artist, Halifax

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Beyond the Surface:Performance

9 July 2004 12am

September 16, 1980, 8pm. Il Gruppo Di Ricerca Materialistica PRESS RELEASE Extracted from notes by Giancarlo Pagliasso …” The performance deals with the connections between architecture and painting in the 18th century. The most important themes developed concern Neo-classicism, Romanticism and HegeIian dialectics, but there are references to many other cultural “subjects”. (For example, to […]

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Three on 23: Performance

9 July 2004 12am

March 23, 1980, 2pm Wendy Knox-Leet: How to Get to Heaven Ted Weir: #2,1980 Missing Associates (Peter Dudar, Lily Eng, Corinne Palmer): Resistance

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CURATORIAL DISCUSSION: Thursday, June 12th

12 June 2004 12am - 12am

An informal presentation by Kim Simon followed by a directed discussion with select panelists (tba).

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Platform Lecture by Xandra Eden

8 June 2004 12am - 12am

Tuesday, 8 June, 7PM @ Mercer Union [FREE] Xandra Eden will discuss her recent projects in relation to accepted conceptions of art history, mutations in popular culture, and the question of reciprocity between artistic and curatorial practice in exhibitions. Xandra Eden is assistant curator for The Power Plant, Toronto. Her recent exhibitions include The Cave […]

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Mercer Living 04….. Better Living

20 May 2004 12am - 12am

www.mercerunion.org/ml Exhibition: Wednesday, 12 May to Thursday, 20 May, Free Auction: Thursday, 20 May, $25 Location: 129 Spadina, 2nd Floor Better Living is an optimistic exhibition in which we ask artists, designers and architects to share their visions of contemporary urban style and their insights of new models for how we live. The responses will […]

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Reviews: Talk with Tom Folland and Natalie Olanick

16 April 2004 12am

February 24, 1996, 3pm

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Platform Artist Talk: Morten Goll and Tone Nielson (Copenhagen, Denmark)

13 April 2004 12am - 12am

Tuesday, 13 April, 2004, 7PM FREE Morten Goll and Tone Nielson will be participating in a residency at Mercer Union in December 2004, when they will present a community-based project. Goll and Nielson will be in Toronto April 7th to 18th for a preliminary research visit to establish contacts and conceptualize their project. For their […]

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A CURATORIAL DISCUSSION: Dave Dyment, Barbara Fischer, Ben Portis, Michael Meredith

27 March 2004 12am - 12am

Saturday, March 27th, 4pm @ Mercer Union [FREE] A short and informal presentation by Dave Dyment (board member and programme committee member, Mercer Union) followed by a directed discussion with select panelists, including: Barbara Fischer (director/curator, Blackwood Gallery), Ben Portis (associate curator of contemporary art, Art Gallery of Ontario), and Michael Meredith (board member, Mercer […]

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Cocktail/Catalogue Hour 5-8 pm Ghostwriter Launch

19 March 2004 12am

Come Savour the Phantasmagoric Tempo of A Sonic Marguerita Launch Thursday January 28, 1999 Ghostwriter essays by Andy Patton, Jamelie Hassan, Mary Anne Barkhouse, Gerald McMaster, Andy Fabo, Millie Chen. Edited by Lorraine Johnson Artists include: Shirin Neshat, John Abrams, Faye HeavyShield, Veronica Verkley, Don Hall, Robert Houle, Charline Boudrewau & Anne Golden, Brent Cehan, […]

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Book Launch- Accidental Audiance: Urban Interventions by Artists

12 March 2004 12am

April 27, 2000 Cameron House 408 Queen St. West, 7-10pm

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Mercer Union: ACTIVATING SOUNDSYSTEM: Open System

13 February 2004 12am - 12am

February 13th, 9PM (NOTE TIME CHANGE)–Open System Bring your vinyl, cds, dvds and video tapes to Mercer Union Friday Feb 13th to play on Mark Leckey’s custom-made “Soundsystem”. We’ll have two turntables, dual cd decks, video projector (dvd or vhs) and a mic open to deejays, video artists, mic chatterers and anyone who wants to […]

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Mercer Union: ACTIVATING SOUNDSYSTEM — Stephen Parkinson and Friends: Little-Sounds Systems

6 February 2004 12am - 12am

February 6th, 9PM (NOTE TIME CHANGE) [$2.00] — Stephen Parkinson: Little-Sounds Systems Stephen Parkinson’s subtly surreal compositions will be heard through Mark Leckey’s Soundsystem, but just barely. In the first of two resolutely quiet concerts programmed by Martin Arnold (the second will feature Eric Chenaux’s music on Feb. 20), the Soundsystem takes part as a […]

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ACTIVATING SOUNDSYSTEM: in conjunction with the Soundsystem exhibition is a weekly series of film & video screenings, live & recorded music, and sound-based performances.

15 January 2004 12am - 20 February 2004 12am

January 15, 8PM — Performance by Mark Leckey, London, UK: The Genius of the Church. January 16, 7PM — Screening of video works by Mark Leckey: Fiorucci, Made Me Hardcore, 1999; We are Untitled, 2001; Londonatella, 2002; Parade, 2003. January 22, 7PM — Performance by Mathieu Beauséjour, Montreal, Canada , programmed by Dave Dyment. January […]