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Political Mas: Marlon Griffith’s “Ring of Fire” at the Art Gallery of York University

by Rea McNamara on August 13, 2015
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Last Sunday afternoon, in front of the historic Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto’s Queen’s Park, the different sections of a street procession had gathered, waiting. Even though the atmosphere thrummed with an excitable confusion among its just over two hundred masqueraders in anticipation of undertaking a two-and-a-half kilometer parade route along University Avenue to City Hall, it all threatened to wilt under the blaze of the hot sun. Volunteers scurried back and forth down the line, spraying with water bottles those wearing outsized circular masks and seemingly precarious, ten-foot high netted sculptural wings.

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I Stayed at an Art Hotel

by Corinna Kirsch on November 6, 2013
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A few weeks back, Paddy and I went to Toronto. For the first time in my life, I stayed in an artist-designed hotel room.

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