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PAST EVENT

ONE HOUR MIXER: Nadia Belerique

9 August 2019 6pm - 20 July 2019 7pm

  Please join us on Friday 9 August for a one-hour mix by Nadia Belerique and a drink on the house with good company. This is your last chance to experience our current exhibition, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino: from root to lip, before it closes on 10 August, and an opportunity to order our 2018-2019 Member Edition by Lorna […]

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UPCOMING EVENT

CANCELLED – SESSION: Natasha Myers

25 July 2019 7pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our upcoming Session with Natasha Myers is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank all those who expressed interest in the event. Jennifer Rose Sciarrino: from root to lip continues until 10 August 2019. We hope to see you at the gallery soon. For more information about exhibitions and upcoming […]

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CURRENT EXHIBITION

Jennifer Rose Sciarrino: from root to lip

22 June 2019 - 10 August 2019
Opening Reception 21 June 2019 7pm

Making kin is perhaps the hardest and most urgent part.[1] Mercer Union is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Jennifer Rose Sciarrino entitled from root to lip opening on Friday 21 June 2019. from root to lip presents Jennifer Rose Sciarrino’s formal inquiry into the notions of entanglement and techno-organic hybridity that have long been tended […]

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PAST EVENT

SESSION: EMILIA-AMALIA invite Erica Stocking

5 May 2019 12pm - 3pm

SESSION is a project modelling itself after an incubator that invites cultural practitioners to engage with questions that emerge out of a given exhibition. EMILIA-AMALIA | in residence invites artist Erica Stocking to host a participatory reading of her play The Artist’s Studio is Her Bedroom (2019)—a choreographed statement on autobiographical art making. The work presents a singular female […]

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PAST EVENT

SESSION: EMILIA-AMALIA invite Moyra Davey

25 April 2019 7pm

SESSION is a project modelling itself after an incubator that invites cultural practitioners to engage with questions that emerge out of a given exhibition. EMILIA-AMALIA | in residence invites artist and writer Moyra Davey to offer a reading from her new monograph accompanied by a screening of notable excerpts from her film work. Moyra Davey is an artist based in […]

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PAST EVENT

SESSION: EMILIA-AMALIA invite Samara Livingchimes

28 April 2019 12pm - 3pm

SESSION is a project modelling itself after an incubator that invites cultural practitioners to engage with questions that emerge out of a given exhibition. EMILIA-AMALIA | in residence invites Therapeutic Sound Practitioner Samara Livingchimes to lead a meditative sound bath for a small group of participants in the spirit of Pauline Oliveros’ principle of deep listening. Samara […]

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PAST EVENT

SESSION: EMILIA-AMALIA invite Amy Wong

23 May 2019 7pm

SESSION is a project modelling itself after an incubator that invites cultural practitioners to engage with questions that emerge out of a given exhibition. EMILIA-AMALIA | in residence invites artist Amy Wong to lead a performative lecture focusing on mother-work as interwoven with social, communal and activist work. Wong explores a range of inspirations and traditions: the popularity […]

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PAST EXHIBITION

EMILIA-AMALIA | in residence

13 April 2019 - 1 June 2019
Opening Reception 25 April 2019 7pm

EMILIA-AMALIA lead a response in four parts under Mercer Union’s ongoing series SESSION for the exhibition Beatrice Gibson: Plural Dreams of Social Life. Through four public programs, EMILIA-AMALIA invite artists and practitioners to consider Gibson’s propositions for collective authorship, feminist histories, and the maternal as an essential point of collision between the self and the external world. […]

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CURRENT EXHIBITION

SPACE: Joi T. Arcand

13 April 2019 - 10 August 2019
Opening Reception 12 April 2019 7pm

  the flavour of change the land has changed no longer do the grandmothers pick from the wild breast of our mother we no longer move with the season with the herds since Treaty we have had to learn to find value in what the land gives us from this space where we have been […]

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PAST EXHIBITION

Beatrice Gibson: Plural Dreams of Social Life

13 April 2019 - 1 June 2019
Opening Reception 12 April 2019 7pm

Mercer Union is delighted to present the first exhibition in North America by Franco-British filmmaker Beatrice Gibson. Plural Dreams of Social Life takes its title from Bernadette Mayer’s The Desires of Mothers to Please Others in Letters (1994) written during and in response to the gestation of her third pregnancy. Mayer’s book is comprised of […]

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PAST EVENT

ONE HOUR MIXER: Rajni Perera

22 March 2019 6pm - 7pm

Please join us on Friday 22 March for a one-hour mix by Rajni Perera and a drink on the house with good company. This is your last chance to experience our current exhibition Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded) before it closes on 23 March, and an opportunity to order our 2018-2019 Member Edition by Lorna Mills. Not yet a member? To have […]

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PAST EVENT

SESSION: Ricky Varghese

17 March 2019 12pm - 3pm

SESSION is a project modelling itself after an incubator that invites cultural practitioners to engage with questions that emerge out of a given exhibition. Philosopher Rebecca Comay has suggested that “violence likes to occult itself – the apparatus of terror requires this obfuscation – and one of the most systematic mechanisms of ‘disappearance’ is that the traces of […]

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PAST EVENT

fORUM: Michael Nijhawan

6 March 2019 7pm

Joining with centuries-old customs of care and community building, Nep Sidhu’s Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded) charts Sikh resilience through memorialization practices. Michael Nijhawan’s presentation will consider how cultural identities can be fostered and amended through artistic practice, proposing a connection between the work of artists, the writing of history and self-understanding. What […]

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PAST EVENT

In Studio: Erdem Taşdelen

27 February 2019 6pm

Join Mercer Union for a studio visit with Erdem Taşdelen. 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 Erdem Taşdelen is […]

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PAST EXHIBITION

Nep Sidhu: Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded)

Curated by cheyanne turions

9 February 2019 - 23 March 2019
Opening Reception 8 February 2019 7pm

Nep Sidhu is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice is concerned with reverberations of form, antiquity, myth and history through contemporary practice, poetics and politics. Sidhu’s first solo exhibition in Toronto, Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded), focuses on his politicized use of textiles to conjure coalition beyond the structures that currently shape civic […]