A round up of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto…
Friday August 10th
ZINE DREAM FIVE | Art Metropole, XPACE, Tranzac
Zine Dream is an annual small press fair held at the Tranzac. You can find over 50 vendors offering up self-published books, comics, music, ‘zines, chapbooks and much more. This year marks five years for Zine Dream and it’s going to be a three-day affair. Friday is a launch party to be held at a new location of Art Metropole, an artist-run contemporary art center for archiving the works of artists from books, video, audio, multiples, to other multiple-media artworks. Enjoy a performance by Fiver (members of One Hundred Dollars) in this impeccably curated space. Saturday sees a whole bunch of things going down at XPACE (see program for more details). And finally Sunday is the main event, the pay-what-you-can fair at the Tranzac.
ISSHO roughly translates to mean to do something “together” in Japanese, a language loaded with metaphors and flourishes. Industrial design Oji Masanori heads back to Toronto this weekend for his second showing at Mjölk. The Junction design shop plays host to the two-day exhibition, exploring the minds and souls of those who create, design and communicate. The exhibition will showcase small objects by Oji-san made of wood, brass and porcelain. Also in the exhibition will be works from glass makers Mr. and Mrs. Hira of Studio Prepa.
Head to the Junction on Saturday the 11th for the opening reception between 7PM-10PM where the artist will be in attendance. If you can’t make the opening there will also be a public viewing the following day. Limited edition giclée prints of the show’s poster by Toronto-based illustrator Melinda Josie will be available at the opening reception.
About the Author: Yuli was born at the exact moment in 1986 when the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded and rained down on the ocean. As a child she believed this meant she was destined for greatness in the realm of space travel and radioastronomy. Nothing remotely as awesome as that has happened so far. Instead Yuli, at the age of 18, relocated from Calgary to Ottawa where she studied photography, life sciences and graphic design before moving to Toronto.
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