Spin Off: Contemporary Art Circling the Mandala

Thursday September 22, 2011
7:00PM - 6:00PM

Spin Off: Contemporary Art Circling the Mandala

Category :: Community


Aya Ben Ron (Israel), Mircea Cantor (France/Romania), Vandana Jain (USA), Gary James Joynes/Clinker (Canada), Melissa Shiff (Canada), Jennifer Zackin (USA)

Curator: Evelyn Tauben

September 22 to December 4, 2011
HOURS: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 PM | FREE

A centuries-old motif in Buddhist and Hindu religious practices, mandalas are representations of the cosmos, which help direct focus in meditation. Many contemporary artists have been entranced by the formal simplicity of the mandala (meaning circle in Sanskrit) paired with its function and elaborate symbolism. Spin Off brings together work by a group of international artists, elucidating the challenge and potential for accessing spirituality in a modern world. This multimedia exhibition presents art that melds mysticism and popular culture, offering alternative portals to escape the world of the everyday while simultaneously drawing upon its sights and sounds.

++ OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS ++

+ Opening Reception +
Thursday, September 22, 7 – 9 PM | Curator Talk at 7:30 PM | FREE

+ Re-Making Mandalas with the Toronto School of Art
Sunday, September 25, 10 AM – 4 PM | $130 + materials | More info / registration: http://tsa-art.ca/

+ On the Other Side... Live Cinema with Gary James Joynes/Clinker
Sunday, September 25, 7:30 PM | $12
FREE for Koffler Envision Members | Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave.

Full details: http://www.kofflerarts.org/

Image: Jennifer Zackin, Hanaqpacha Intiq Sombran, 2004.


For More Information:
Koffler Centre of the Arts
Koffler Gallery Off-Site at 80 Spadina
80 Spadina Ave., Suite 501
Toronto
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