Mercer Union / C Magazine at BIG on Bloor

23 July 2011 12am - 12am

Visit the Mercer Union / C Magazine table at the BIG On Bloor Festival this Saturday July 23rd from 1 to 9 pm. The galleries at Mercer Union will also be open from 1 to 9pm, showing the commissioned project by Aleksandra Mir – The Seduction of Galileo Galilei. Pick up a free copy of the Mercersound 09 CD and also receive a subscription to C Magazine with any Mercer Union membership purchase or renewal.

C + Mercer Membership 2 for 1 – includes a year of C and a year of Mercer membership benefits, including 20% off Mercer Union publications, regular mailings of exhibition brochures, discounts on admission to Mercer Union sponsored events, and free admission to most public art galleries in Ontario. This offer is effective immediately, until the end of the festival.

C Magazine Issue #110 “Food” – exploring food as material and subject matter in contemporary art, C110 includes essays by Mark Clintberg, Nicole J. Caruth, Leah Modigliani and Swapnaa Tamhane, as well as an interview with Fiona Kinsella, by Pandora Syperek. The reviews section includes writing about artists Karen Azoulay, Marcel Dzama, Jessica Eaton, Sean Martindale, John Monteith, Bruce Nauman, Cady Noland and Diane Arbus, Douglas Scholes and the exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. Artist projects include “4 Reservation Food Groups” by Keesic Douglas, with a short text by Lisa Myers, and a special menu for British artist Simon Starling, by Aislinn Thomas.

Visitors will be offered a free copy of Mercersound 09 – a compilation of audio works by artists, spanning spoken word, sound poetry, soundscapes, noise, conceptual works, little ditties, found & homemade instruments, mash-ups, bird calls, free-jazz and body works. This limited edition CD is a great primer for those interested in sound art and a wonderful addition to any contemporary audio art collection.