Friday, July 29, 2011

Haute Culture in Toronto

As it is a long weekend here in Canada, one of our plans is to visit a new exhibition that will be opening tomorrow at the Art GAllery of Ontario.

Haute Culture features a selection of 300 works produced by the Toronto-based collective of Jorge Zontal (1944-1994), Felix Partz (1945-1994) and AA Bronson (born 1946).

Curated by Paris-based independent curator Frédéric Bonnet, Haute Culture: General Idea is the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to the collective. The exhibition is organized around five themes, each central to the trio’s production: “the artist, glamour and the creative process”; “mass culture”; “architects/archaeologists”; “sex and reality”; and “AIDS.”

Featuring rarely seen large-scale installations as well as paintings, sculpture, videos and magazines, inviting visitors to explore the Canadian artist collectives legacy a legacy that continues to inspire many contemporary artists working today.


  1. Wow this looks so interesting! I wish I could go..but oh well you would tell us everything!

    The Black Label

  2. Wow, your cultural agenda is hectic!

  3. I love going to openings or just any exhibit for that matter! San Diego does not really have many which is why I take advantage of them when in new york.. This looks really interesting... I need a trip to Toronto now..

    All the best, Angel

  4. Hello David:
    This sounds as if it is going to be a wonderful exhibition covering, as it does, a most interesting time in the development of art. We are certain that you will enjoy it immensely.

    Have a very happy holiday weekend.

  5. It seems to be a very interesting show. With 300 pieces it is a big show, probably one needs multiple visits to absorb all that art. Are we going to get a post after your visit? It would be good to know how was your experience.

  6. This is indeed a blockbuster show. I can't imagine what roller coaster ride of emotions one will experience there.

  7. You've teased us with just enough for us to want a lot more. I enjoy the wit and irony in what you've shown, and the scale and craftsmanship. I hope, like Paisley Curtain, that you'll share a follow-up post!

  8. The exhibition was quite special, not only in content, but also as MArk has just said the irony of seeing things we see in everyday life from a different angle. Review to come soon!

  9. LOVE THIS! David I am doing a casual screening at Ryerson University and I need your contact info! Could you email me at clotheslinefinds @ gmail . com ? Thanks!!!


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