Canadian Art 5 CONTACT Picks – The Accelerators

Canadian Art selects The Accelerators as one of the “5 Shows to See at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival”

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Canadian Art selected our solo exhibition, The Accelerators, for their 5 shows to see at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival this year. The Accelerators opens tomorrow night, Friday, May 1 from 6-9 at O’Born Contemporary – please join us to celebrate! To read further, visit Canadian Art’s website here.

Drone Wedding a Terrence Dick 2014 Critic’s Pick

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Terrence Dick just published his annual 2014 critics picks on Akimbo and our video work Drone Wedding at the Ryerson Image Centre was listed in his selections. Read more here!

Fall Exhibitions

We are happy to announce three exhibitions of  our work that opened this fall in Canada and internationally. More information below:

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Drone Wedding, an eight-channel video installation for the Ryerson Image Centre media wall, opened September 17th and runs through December 19th, 2014. The Globe and Mail produced a video interview with us about Drone Wedding that can be viewed here.

 

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We also produced a series of text-based video works, The Dialogues, for the Toronto Urban Film Festival curated by Sharon Switzer. They were displayed both on a large LED billboard at Yonge and Edward Street in Toronto, as well as on the TTC monitors at St Andrew station.

 

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Lastly, The Helen Day Art Centre in Stowe, Vermont recently opened the group exhibition Unrest: Art, Activism, & Revolution that includes works by Public Studio as well as Claire Fontaine, Pedro Reyes, Shirin Neshat, and others. More information on the exhibition can be found here.

What Isn’t There Outdoor Video Installation 

This past Thursday, May 22 2014 from 8pm – midnight we exhibited What Isn’t There, a completed video installation of the ongoing research-based project of sites of past Palestinian villages now in Israel. The exhibition was in partial fulfillment for Elle Flander’s degree of Doctorate of Philosophy from York University.

As we had just returned from a three-month ARTPORT Tel Aviv residency in Israel, the work culminated our continued exploration of that site. What Isn’t There has been almost 20 years in the making, and takes this newest form as an immersive film installation to be screened outdoors in downtown Toronto.

See photos of the event below, and more information about the installation on the project page here.

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Public Studio on Now Magazine’s Best of Toronto

Public Studio was recently listed on Now Magazine’s Best of Toronto list 2013 as the runner up for best photographer and video artist, following acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky. Read the full list here.

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Full Spectrum Mural Confirmed!

We are very happy to announce that our proposal has been confirmed for a large-scale public art mural on Queen Street commemorating the neighbourhood and its people. Visit this page for more information about the piece and its place in this historic neighbourhood of Toronto.

Public Studio exhibition: Under The Last Sky

Public Studio Exhibition: Under The Last Sky

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This past Thursday, September 12th, we opened Under The Last Sky, our second solo exhibition at O’Born Contemporary. View photographs of the installation below, and be sure to catch the exhibition before it closes October 11th.

Under The Last Sky at O’Born is also on the schedule for the Queen West/ Ossington Canadian Art Gallery Hop this coming weekend; more information can be found on this page.

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Public Studio’s AGYU Performance Bus Tour, September 11, 2013

Today, Public Studio hosted the AGYU’s Performance Bus on its way from downtown to the opening reception of Wael Shawky: The Cabaret Crusades. We eased the journey with Arab hospitality, delving into the world of Egyptian Cinema—from grooving tunes to shadow puppets. Sparked by the arrest of artist, filmmaker and friend John Greyson and doctor Tarek Loubani recent arrest in Egypt, we took the opportunity to contextualize this current issue within a larger context of Egyptian art and culture.

Check out this short film made by students of John Greyson we helped produce that articulates the scope of his affects on so many of us:

 

 

For updates and more information about John and Tarek, please visit www.tarekandjohn.com.

Public Studio Drone Wedding Shoot

Public Studio Drone Wedding Shoot

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Yesterday, we spent our Canada Day at the beautiful home of David and Yvonne Fleck shooting a staged garden wedding for an upcoming project scheduled for an exhibition in 2014 for the Ryerson Image Centre Media Wall. The fake wedding, between curator Lucas Soi and artist Nadia Belerique, was shot both from the ground and from above with an aerial imaging drone. Keep an eye out for sneak peaks before the show opens September 2014.