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The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
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The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
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Special Exhibition Program
Co-Presented with Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) and Subtle Technologies
Online sales are now closed. Tickets can be purchased at the door. $15 General; $10 Gardiner Friends; $10 Toronto Animated Image Society Members
There is more life in a drop of ocean water than most major cities on Earth; yet, this awesome ecology is invisible to the naked eye and goes largely unnoticed. As a practice with a long history of visualizing scientific wonders, this international screening of animated shorts illuminates the majesty of the very medium of life. In keeping with the theme, viewers can enjoy locally crafted beverages and an experimental probiotic cocktail. A Q&A with the curators will follow the screening. Includes admission to the special exhibition Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary.
(Doors open: 7 pm; Screening: 8 pm)
David Buob, I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then (2009 – ongoing) 4:55 min.
Kelly Zantingh, Seascape (2016) 2:27 min.
Kamiel Rongen, Waterballet (2014) 8:35 min.
Pedro Ferreira, (UN)evenness (2016) 3:00 min.
Sandra Eber, Dimensions (2016) 5:40 min.
Tess Martin, Part of the Cycle (2013) 8:00 min.
Tomonari Nishikawa, sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars (2015) 1:51 min.
Eli Schwanz, Flash Splash (2015) 3:41 min.
Tara Dougans, White Shadows (2015) 4:18 min.
Total run time: 42 minutes
Toronto Animated Image Society Members receive $10 tickets with promo code.
About Subtle Technologies
Subtle Technologies is a Toronto-based platform for community building and knowledge sharing at the intersection of art, science and technology. Their annual festival invites a curious public to engage with ideas at the leading-edge of Canadian creativity while acting as a physical node for collaboration and exchange between diverse communities working across disciplines. Through strategic partnerships Subtle Technologies program year-round ‘satellite’ events that educate and incubate the next generation of makers and thinkers. We also provide support and consultation to projects generated by those encounters. subtletechnologies.com/festival
About Toronto Animated Image Society
Toronto Animated Image Society is an artist-run production centre where independent artists come to create, explore, research and develop skills in traditional and experimental animation techniques.
Image: Tomonari Nishikawa, sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars, 2015, animation.
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