MOCA Toronto Announces Fall 2020 Exhibitions

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) exhibition programme for fall 2020 features work by Fatma Bucak, Yazan Khalili, Mika Rottenberg and Krista Belle Stewart plus a new commission by Michael Lin. Alongside this roster of major works by Canadian and international artists, MOCA continues its highly regarded online platform Shift Key, profiling timely video works by a range of significant artists selected by independent curator and interdisciplinary art historian Daisy Desrosiers.

Medusa (2020) by Ramallah-based Yazan Khalili builds on his long-standing engagement with digital archiving in times of political unrest and engages with the rise of facial recognition technologies. While the human face is an
everyday mode of personal identification, the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented historical transition in how we perceive one another. Despite the fact that Khalili produced this work prior to the pandemic, the current requirement to wear a mask in public spaces has introduced a new, universal layer of facial concealment from which to engage with the ideas of Medusa and the mythology it references.

Khalili has exhibited internationally at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and in the Shanghai and Sharjah Biennials.

MOCA’s new days of operation are: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm and Friday 11 am to 9 pm, with the first hour of each day reserved for seniors and those at a greater health risk. The café at MOCA by Forno Cultura has reopened: click here for hours of operation.

Please view About, Hours and Information at moca.ca for current exhibition end dates.

Yazan Khalili, Medusa, 2020. Video still, Courtesy the artist and Mophradat

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