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Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity

Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity

Presented by: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)

From the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex
Curated by David Liss, Artistic Director and Curator, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

HOURS: Tuesday - Sunday: 11AM-6PM
*Please note on June 21, 2020 (MOCCA) will not be open during the day. It will open for the Reception at 7:00PM

Saturday, June 21, 7:00 PM*

Thursday, June 26, 7:00 PM
Elle Flanders, Stephen Andrews, Attila Richard Lukacs
Thursday, July 17, 7:00 PM
Tony Scherman
Tuesday August 12, 7:00 PM
Greg Gorman

Sunday, August 17, 9:00 PM
Live performance by Carole Pope

Presented in celebration with WorldPride Toronto 2014, Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity is a group exhibition of artworks drawn from one of Toronto’s most significant private collections of contemporary art.

The exhibition acknowledges many of the familiar archetypes associated with queer culture – sexuality, camp, celebrity, rainbows – and looks beyond these to examine reciprocal ways that gay and mainstream representation have influenced each other, and in doing so have contributed to shaping aspects of our culture and of our identities over the last several decades. 

Over the Rainbow is comprised of works by well-known Canadian and international artists in mediums that include painting, drawing and photography. Some of the featured artists include Stephen Andrews, Attila Richard Lukacs, Public Studio (Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky), Justine Kurland, Betty Goodwin, General Idea, Andy Fabo, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, and others.
Salah Bachir is President of Cineplex Media and is widely recognized for his generous and varied philanthropic activities, and for his extensive collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, which includes works by some of the most important Canadian and international artists of the last one hundred years.

Also, our National Gallery of Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art program presents, Par Amour/ Paramour featuring works by Stephen Andrews, Robert Flack, Jean-Luc Verna and Andrew Zealley.

Established in 1999, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art has rapidly evolved into one of Canada’s leading contemporary art institutions, and the only one specifically mandated to feature Canadian art within a global context.


• All ages welcome
• Free to attend event
• Accessible space

Event Date: June 24, 2020
Event Start Time: 11:00 AM
Event Location: Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) 952 Queen Street West, Toronto

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