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Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography

Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography

Presented by ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

EXHIBITION OPENS JUNE 18 - SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

Artists have long used photographs and videos to question gender norms and express an expanded range of individual identities. Fan the Flames showcases works by Canadian and international figures such as Raphael Bendahan, Brassaï, Claude Cahun, Colin Campbell, Chris Curreri, Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst, General Idea, Nan Goldin, Nina Levitt, Robert Mapplethorpe, Mark Morrisroe, Catherine Opie and Weegee, among others. The artists document, perform, appropriate, collect and reinterpret images to present a range of views on fashioning the self. The exhibition also includes a selection of YouTube videos curated by Jon Davies and objects from the personal collections of artist Cynthia Greig and critic and curator Vince Aletti.

The exhibition will feature historical and contemporary works drawn from the AGO’s permanent collection, as well as private and institutional collections.

On view concurrently at the Ryerson Image Centre, What It Means To Be Seen: Photography and Queer Visibility will focus on how photographs have brought to light the collective characteristics, experiences and ambitions of queer communities. This exhibition is also curated by the AGO's Sophie Hackett and will be on view at the RIC from June 18 to August 24, 2014.

GENERAL ADMISSION

GALLERY HOURS:
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 10 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 8:30 pm
Thursday 10 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5:30 pm

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• Ticketed event
• Accessible space

Event Date: June 18, 2014
Event Start Time: 10:00 AM
Event Location: Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto
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