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Letter from the Future

25 November 2018 12pm - 3pm

  Something is exposed that blows your mind ‘unknowing’ ‘science fiction’ a narrative is science fiction only the future are black holes about future the ‘it’ the shift science fiction has a shift not necessarily about a linear shift of canter. Imagination fight for power ‘bad other (alien)’ spatial + time other ‘time fiction’ not […]

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UPCOMING EVENT

40 years of Mercer Union.
Cultivating artists and challenging audiences since 1979.

10 July 2019 12pm

Mercer Union is turning 40! We have exhibited over 1,300 artists since our inception and currently count more than 28,000 annual participants in our programming. We are a launch pad for artists with bright futures. Like everyone on the cusp of a big birthday, we’re wishing for the gift of time. And as we all […]

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SESSION: María Alejandrina Coates

2 December 2018 12pm - 3pm

Understanding Systems with governance machines and the future of futures SESSION is a project modelling itself after an incubator that invites cultural practitioners to engage with questions that emerge out of a given exhibition. Presented in collaboration with SAVAC, curator María Alejandrina Coates will lead this third iteration of SESSION to flesh out the meanings […]

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Aggregate: Sepake Angiama

20 November 2018 7pm

Mercer Union’s Aggregate program seeks to invite cultural producers to Toronto, who are researching and developing methodologies that speak to the value of working small-scale. Aggregate aims to foster dialogue with like-minded organizations, combining knowledge and resources to expand the potential of our work. Sepake Angiama is a curator and educator currently based in Europe. […]

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In Studio: Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour and Ryan Ferko

28 November 2018 6pm - 7pm

Join Mercer Union for a studio visit with Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour and Ryan Ferko. Free for Sustaining Members and above; open to other members and select non-members for $15. Refreshments will be served. Meeting location will be announced to confirmed attendees closer to the date of the studio visit.   RSVP to York Lethbridge by email or by calling 416.536.1519  Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, and Ryan Ferko have worked in […]

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ONE HOUR MIXER: Alvin Luong

2 November 2018 6pm - 7pm

Members-Only One Hour Mixer AFTER HOURS music and cocktails Please join us on Friday 2 November for a one-hour mix by Alvin Luong and a drink on the house with good company. This is your last chance to experience the exhibition The Fine Thread of Deviation before it closes, and an opportunity to renew your membership prior to […]

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PAST EVENT

The Flesh of Memory

21 October 2018 3pm - 5pm

Writing workshop with Merray Gerges In advance of Nep Sidhu’s solo exhibition at Mercer Union entitled Medicine for a Nightmare (They Called, We Responded), which will open in February 2019, this writing workshop will explore how experience anchors itself in the body. Led by Merray Gerges, participants will be guided through a series of writing exercises that […]

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

19 October 2018 5pm

TD Exhibitions & Programs Assistant Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art Mercer Union is a non-profit, artist-centred space in Toronto. We have a unique track record of presenting innovative exhibitions by diverse Canadian and international artists in formative and established stages of their careers. We are dedicated to supporting the production of new and […]

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SESSION: Jean-Paul Kelly

14 October 2018 12pm - 3pm

Considering The Fine Thread of Deviation, artist Jean-Paul Kelly will lead a SESSION that regards the purposeful abstraction of historical material as a means to defamiliarize the primacy of retroactive sense: Using his own research and forthcoming projects related to the ethics of queer aesthetics in the work of American writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964), […]

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fORUM: Evan Calder Williams

18 October 2018 7pm

Abstract Floods Drawing on research linked to his current exhibition at Mercer Union, theorist and artist Evan Calder Williams moves across technological, political and artistic histories to sketch a theory of subsumption. As a philosophical category, subsumption suggests the gathering of particulars under the sign of a universal, while in Marxist theory, it became a crucial […]

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Summer Holiday

12 August 2018 12pm - 13 September 2018 12am

Mercer Union galleries will be closed from 12 August to 13 September 2018. We look forward to seeing you in the fall for the opening of our exhibition with Anne Low and Evan Calder Williams on Friday 14 September 2018, 7pm. While the gallery will be closed, regular office hours will be maintained, Tuesday through Friday, 11am–6pm. Image: Atom Deguire, Mercer […]

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PAST EVENT

ONE HOUR MIXER: Yaniya Lee

10 August 2018 6pm - 7pm

Due to ongoing maintenance activities following Tuesday’s inclement weather, ONE HOUR MIXER: Yaniya Lee is postponed. Rescheduled event information will be shared via our website and social media in due time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please join us on Friday 10 August for a one-hour mix by Yaniya Lee and a drink on the house with good company. This […]

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PAST EVENT

Artist performance: Dana Michel

7 August 2018 8pm

Mercer Union is delighted to announce a performance by Dana Michel presented as part of group exhibition and event series RAGGA NYC. Please join us on Tuesday August 7. This event will follow the final session of Michèle Pearson Clarke’s What We Owe to Each Other, which opens at 6PM. Dana Michel’s performance will begin at 8:30PM. Admission is free and all are […]

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fORUM: Tau Lewis in conversation with Katherine McKittrick

27 June 2018 7pm

The conversation between Tau Lewis and Katherine McKittrick will explore their relational archives – situated in black cultural production and black studies. McKittrick will explore and query Lewis’ work in relation to belonging, scavenging, retrieval; Lewis will explore and query McKittrick’s work in relation to black geographies, plantocratic enumerations, and black life. The discussion hopes […]

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ONE HOUR MIXER: Benjamin Ong

1 June 2018 6pm - 7pm

Members-Only One Hour Mixer AFTER HOURS music and cocktails  Please join us on Friday 1 June for a one-hour mix by Benjamin Ong and a drink on the house with good company. This is your last chance to experience the group exhibition Sophia Al Maria: Black Friday before it closes and an opportunity to order the last of our 2017-18 Member Edition by Oliver Husain. Not […]

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PAST EVENT

SESSION

3 June 2018 12pm - 3pm

SESSION: Rouzbeh Akhbari, Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour and Ryan Ferko   Mercer Union is delighted to launch Session, a project modelling itself after an incubator that invites cultural practitioners to engage with questions that emerge out of a given exhibition. Taking the form of workshops, conversations or teach-ins, Session is interested in developing a dialogue between […]

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fORUM: Nasrin Himada

23 May 2018 7pm - 8pm

 fORUM: Nasrin Himada Nasrin Himada’s writing and curatorial series For Many Returns challenges traditional forms of art writing and reading. Instead of talking or writing about the art work as a way to analyse, explain, or interpret the object in question, this series focuses on the ways in which art can be a catalyst in constituting a radical, […]

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PAST EVENT

Call for Board Members

13 July 2018 5pm

Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, enjoys a unique position at the forefront of contemporary art in Toronto and Canada – a vantage point cultivated over many years, bolstered by the efforts and foresight of countless members, volunteers, staff and supporters. We are distinctive in our commitment to supporting the production of new and experimental […]

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PAST EVENT

ONE HOUR MIXER: Sandra Brewster

23 March 2018 6pm - 7pm

Members-Only One Hour Mixer AFTER HOURS music and cocktails Please join us on Friday 23 March for a one-hour mix by artist Sandra Brewster and a drink on the house with good company. This is your last chance to experience group exhibition Common Cause: before and beyond the global before it closes and an opportunity for […]

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fORUM: Denise Ferreira da Silva

19 March 2018 6pm

** Please note this event will start at 6:30, as well as taking place off-site at at the Mediatheque (Room 200), 1 Spadina Crescent, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto. Mercer Union is delighted to announce that Denise Ferreira da Silva will give a lecture on Monday 19 March 2018 at 6:30PM. This lecture is presented in partnership […]

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PAST EVENT

Artist performance: Jeneen Frei Njootli

20 March 2018 7pm

Soundtools created by Jeneen Frei Njootli will be used in her performance to create a live soundscape in the gallery. This artist performance is presented in conjunction with Common Cause: before and beyond the global, guest curated by Denise Ryner. Admission to our public programming is free and all are welcome. Jeneen Frei Njootli is a […]

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PAST EVENT

Artist Talk: Sandra Brewster

13 March 2018 7pm

Please join us for a public artist talk by Sandra Brewster in conversation with Richard Fung. This public artist talk is presented in conjunction with group exhibition Common Cause: before and beyond the global, guest curated by Denise Ryner. Admission is free and all are welcome. BIOGRAPHIES Sandra Brewster is a Canadian artist and holds a Masters of Visual […]

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PAST EVENT

One hour mixer: Oliver Husain

2 February 2018 6pm - 7pm

ONE HOUR MIXER: Oliver Husain   2 February 2018 6pm – 7pm   Members-Only One Hour Mixer AFTER HOURS music and cocktails   Please join us on Friday 2 February for a one-hour mix by Oliver Husain and a drink on the house with good company. This is your last chance to experience the group […]