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Sep
20 2013

What’s On: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2013 at the AGO

Syndicated from: AGO Art Matters

Your Temper, My Weather (video compilation), video still. © Diane Borsato, 2013. Courtesy of the artist. Thank you to members of the Toronto Beekeeper’s Co-op and the Toronto Botanical Gardens for participation. Here are a few reasons to add the AGO to your itinerary for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2013 (6:51 p.m., Oct. 5, to 7 a.m. on Oct. 6). Our current artist-in-residence, Diane Borsato, will present a major new performance with 100 regional beekeepers in Walker Court. While exploring the tangible effect of collective meditation, Your Temper, My Weather asks viewers to reflect upon the health and temper of bees and their keepers and on the policies and environmental conditions that affect our shared future. The night’s choreographed performance will feature periods of guided, silent meditation, plus synchronized stretching and musical accompaniment. The live performance will run from 6:51 p.m. until midnight with short, periodic breaks, and a video of the performance will screen in Walker Court from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. An accompanying piece by Toronto artist Winnie Truong, Beekeeper, will be on display in the Elizabeth & Tony Comper Gallery. Borsato commissioned Truong to create this large illustration of a beekeeper stung in the eyes by bees. See work by four artists shortlisted for the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize and VOTE In addition to Borsato’s work and performance, the first floor galleries will be open all night. Make your way to the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize exhibition in the Lind Gallery. The Prize is Canada’s leading photography prize, and your vote decides which photographer will win $50,000. Cast your vote inside the exhibition or online at AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com. Beekeeper © Diane Borsato, 2013. In collaboration with Winnie Truong. Courtesy of the artist. About Diane Borsato Diane Borsato is a visual artist working in various media. Recently, she has worked with amateur naturalists including mycologists (botanists specializing in fungi), astronomers and beekeepers in projects that explore social, mobile and multisensory ways of exploring natural phenomena. Borsato will be in residency at the AGO until Nov. 8, 2013.

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