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WINTER EXPLODES INTO SPRING AT MOCCA! – Part two!

TORONTO, Ont., April 14, 2010 – The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is pleased to present two exciting events on April 17, 2010: From the Ground Up: A biennial platform for international contemporary art in Toronto, co-presented with The Power Plant Art Gallery, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and VIDEODROME, co-presented with Jubal Brown and DropFRAMEVideo, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

There has been much talk about the idea of a Toronto biennial or triennial in recent years, particularly as these events have proliferated both in Canada and around the globe. MOCCA and The Power Plant, as local and international leaders in the presentation of contemporary art, recognize that this conversation is overdue and are therefore pleased to bring Toronto’s contemporary arts community to the table for a day of panels and discussion. This forum focuses the discussion to reflect on why and how Toronto might host such an international biennial/triennial platform for contemporary art practice and discourse.
Admission to the forum is free.

VIDEODROME is a collision of video art, mash-up, VJ culture, and experimental electronic music and contemporary club culture, bridging the gaps between the sofa, the club and the art gallery. An audio/visual assault striving for sensory overload in the interest of breaking down boundaries between audience and artist, sight and sound, observation and hallucination, perception and creation. Featuring the work of Alana Didur, Ankixa Risk, Augart, Bad Credit, Dave Diaz, David Matton, Emad Dabiri, Istvan Kantor, Jubal Brown, Kyle Duffield, Museum, Nohista, Nwodtlem, Ouananiche, Pete Ohearn, RKO, Skeeter, Smearballs, TV Sheriff, and TZII.
Admission is $5.00. Free to MOCCA members.

Highlights:

From the Ground Up: A biennial platform for international contemporary art in Toronto is comprised of panels which include many of the city’s most influential leaders in the visual arts today.
• This is the 4th year MOCCA is presenting VIDEODROME.

Links / URLs:

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

• Watch a clip of VIDEODROME 2009
http://www.mocca.ca/watch_listen

Quotes:

David Liss, Artistic Director and Curator, MOCCA

“We are very pleased to join forces with The Power Plant to present From the Ground Up, a potential watershed event for the Toronto art world.”

Tags / Keywords:

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, MOCCA, Power Plant, From the Ground Up, Forum, Toronto, Toronto Biennial, Contemporary art, VIDEODROME, Alana Didur, Ankixa Risk, Augart, Bad Credit, Dave Diaz, David Matton, Emad Dabiri, Istvan Kantor, Jubal Brown, Kyle Duffield, Museum, Nohista, Nwodtlem, Ouananiche, Pete Ohearn, RKO, Skeeter, Smearballs, TV Sheriff, TZII.

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