World Domination through Contemporary Art
Aug 29, 2002 - Sep 14, 2002

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art





Due to the void left by the elimination of Canada’s National team from participation in the World Cup, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art has concocted a Plan B. as way for our proud country to infiltrate the international cultural landscape.


The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is pleased to announce an ambitious upcoming exhibitions program that includes exciting projects at home and abroad that are intended to realize MOCCA’s goal of situating contemporary Canadian art within an international context.

If you thought MOCCA was far from downtown Toronto, check this out!!


Shanghai Museum of Art

Shanghai, China

August 29 to September 14, 2002. 

Painters 15

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art presents an exhibition by 15 of Canada’s most significant established painters, curated by noted brush-slinger David Urban, who many consider one of Canada’s most articulate and dedicated champions of the medium.

Artists:  John Brown, David Cantine, Will Gorlitz, Richard Gorman, Susanna Heller, Liu Jian, John Kissick, Doug Kirton, Harold Klunder, Wanda Koop, Kazuo Nakamura, Gina Rorai, Ron Shuebrook, Denyse Thomasos, Carol Wanio.


Painters 15 travels to the Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China, for the month of October, 2002, and will be presented on MOCCA home turf in February/March, 2003.



Open 2002, 5TH International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations

Venice-Lido, Italy 

August 29 to October 6, 2002.


Presented in conjunction with the 59th International Film Festival and the 8th Bienniale of Architecture, Open 2002 has invited 40 countries to commission outdoor sculptures and installations by some of the most important women artists of our times. Included this year are Pipolotti Rist, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Rebecca Horn and others.


The Museum of Contemporary Canadian art will present a large inflatable sculpture entitled God’s Sister by well-known Toronto painter and internationally renowned alternative comic artist

Fiona Smyth. 

God’s Sister was produced by Smyth during a residency in Taiwan in late 2001.

Commissioner/curator David Liss


MOCCA’s participation in Open 2002 is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and

International Trade, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, S.P.I.N. Gallery, Women’s Art Resource Centre, ( WARC ), Toronto.











Mutant Species

May/June, 2003. 

Curator: David Liss

A group exhibition of established and emerging artists from Canada and Brooklyn, N.Y., at  D.U.M.B.O. Art Centre, one of the largest and most exciting at the forefront of Brooklyn’s burgeoning new art scene.


COME PART MENTAL: an exhibition by Floria Sigismondi

Centre For Contemporary Art, ( CCA ), Glasgow, Scotland

Fall 2003.

Organized by Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Curator: David Liss

Supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council.




Meanwhile, back at the ranch…





Tekko 02 .mural exhibition

July 12 to August 25, 2002.

Super cutting-edge Canadian and International contemporary graphic design.


Eldon Garnet 

“ Dust”

September 12 to October 27, 2002.

Recent works organized by the Amsterdams Centrum Voor Fotographie


Laurel Woodcock

“Take me, I’m Your’s”

November 13 to December 21, 2002.

Organized and circulated by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario.



Visiting the exhibitions and projects of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is a great way to engage your imagination, support Canadian culture and accumulate air miles.