Andy Fabo | Impulse Archaeology
Nov 18, 2005 - Dec 31, 2005
The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is pleased to present two important exhibitions that offer unique insights into the shape and state of the contemporary Toronto art scene.
Andy Fabo is the first survey exhibition of multi-media works by this Toronto artist, activist, writer and curator. Andy Fabo was born in CalgaryAlberta in 1953 where he studied at the Alberta College of Art and the University of Calgary. Since 1980 he has exhibited extensively throughout Canada in addition to group and solo exhibitions in the United States and the U.K. He was a prominent member of Toronto’s Chromazone group during the 1980s and was a pioneering activist on behalf various issues related to Queer culture and HIV/AIDS. As well as writing and reviewing exhibitions he has also organized and curated numerous group shows.
The main space exhibition at MOCCA will feature a diverse selection of works, in a variety of media, produced from the 1970s through 2005. In January 2006 MOCCA will publish a fully illustrated book on Andy Fabo with texts by Richard Vaughan, Annette Hurtig and David Liss.
Andy Fabo is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
In the project room MOCCA presents Impulse Archaeology an exhibition documenting the seminal Toronto-based, internationally oriented art and culture magazine Impulse, which existed from 1978 through 1992. Curated by Impulse founding Editor Eldon Garnet, the show features hundreds of original artworks, texts, videos, ephemera and other published and non-published submissions to the magazine. In conjunction with the exhibition a series of talks and readings by Impulse contributors will take place at the Drake Hotel. Impulse Archeology is also organized to celebrate the large, hardcover book of the same title published and released earlier this year by the University of Toronto Press.
Please join us at a public reception to launch these exciting and informative exhibitions on Friday November 18, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Impulse Archeology is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Drake Hotel.