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Winter explodes into spring at MOCCA! – Part one!

TORONTO, Ont., March 31, 2010 – The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is pleased to present the exhibitions Untitled Seven and Cinema X: I Like to Watch, programmed and presented in conjunction with the 23rd Images Festival, from April 2 -11, 2010. The opening reception will take place on April 3, from 8 to 11 p.m.

For their debut exhibition in Canada, U.K.-based Emma Hart and Benedict Drew will present Untitled Seven, a site-specific installation as well as a live performance within the MOCCA main space. The live performance, co-presented with Pleasure Dome, will take place on April 3, from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is $10.00 general, $8.00, students, seniors, and Pleasure Dome Members. MOCCA members are admitted free of charge.

Cinema X: I Like to Watch, presented in MOCCA’s project space, features video works by internationally renowned artists Carlos Aires, Regina Galindo, Bruce LaBruce, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova, Dani Marti, Erwin Olaf, Steve Reinke & Jessie Mott and Santiago Sierra. Selected by Madrid and Miami-based curator Paco Barragán, Cinema X: I Like to Watch, examines diverse perspectives on sexual representation.

Highlights:
• Emma Hart and Benedict Drew will be present during the opening reception
• Paco Barragán, curator of Cinema X: I Like to Watch will be present during the opening reception

Links / URLs:
• Watch clips of works included in the exhibitions
http://www.mocca.ca/watch_listen/

• Read full text press releases
http://www.mocca.ca/media-centre/

• Download media kits for both exhibitions
http://mocca.ca/media-centre/media-kits/

• Download press ready images
http://www.mocca.ca/media-centre/press-ready/

Quotes:
• David Liss, Artistic Director and Curator, MOCCA

“Spring is a time of hyperactivity at MOCCA. We are pleased to be collaborating with the 23rd Images Festival.”

Tags / Keywords:
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, MOCCA, Images Festival, Untitled Seven, Cinema X: I Like to Watch, Performance, Video, Installation, Sexuality, Emma Hart, Benedict Drew, Carlos Aires, Regina Galindo, Bruce LaBruce, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova, Dani Marti, Erwin Olaf, Steve Reinke & Jessie Mott, Santiago Sierra, Paco Barragán.

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