Annette Mangaard: Water Fall: A Cinematic Installation

Annette Mangaard. MENINDEE LAKES, AUSTRALIA #1, 2019. 13 X 28 inches. Archival pigment inks on Epson Premium Luster paper printed on Dibond

In collaboration with Charles Street Video and as part of the 2019 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the John B. Aird Gallery invites you to the opening of:

Annette Mangaard
Water Fall: A Cinematic Installation

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6-8 p.m
On View: May 9 – June 15, 2019
Location: Charles Street Video, Toronto Media Arts Centre, 32 Lisgar St 2nd Floor
Exhibition continues Monday – Friday 10-5pm, Saturdays 12-5pm.

Curated by Carla Garnet, Annette Mangaard’s Water Fall: A Cinematic Installation is an exploration of water as both an environmental and a conceptual issue. Using footage sourced from several geological locations — a glacier in Patagonia, a melting iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland, and tidal pools off the East and West coasts of Canada — Mangaard disrupts the conventions of nature movies to reflect on environmental stewardship from an affective standpoint. The result is a space where viewers might reflect on escalating climate change and the emotional states it provokes at a time when water — its presence and its lack — is ever more visible and charged within ecological and conceptual environments.

Annette Mangaard. TICKLE COVE NEWFOUNDLAND #2. 2019 Lightbox. 16 X 24


Thursday May 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
Annette Mangaard, Christopher Dewdney & Simone Jones
A three-way conversation which asks, ‘How do artists take scientific knowledge and use/transform it within their artistic endeavours in order to create real meaning and impact?’, featuring renowned Toronto multi-disciplinary artist Annette Mangaard, prize-winning Canadian author, Christopher Dewdney, whose latest book is: 18 Miles: The Epic Drama of Our Atmosphere and Its Weather and multidisciplinary artist and OCAD-U professor Simone Jones who works with film, video, sculpture and electronics.

Thursday May 23, 6 to 8 p.m.
Annette Mangaard, Netami Stuart, Walter Kehm
Moderated by: Jane Weninger
A panel discussion concerning: water, flood-plains, wetlands and the future of our city. ‘Can art initiate discussion and bring about change in public policy?’, with artist Annette Mangaard and Waterfront Toronto Senior Project Manager, Parks, Netami Stuart and founding member of the Landscape Research Group at the University of Guelph AND expert in sustainable community development, parks and recreational design, waterfront regeneration, Walter Kehm, moderated by senior planner with the City of Toronto Planning Division responsible for natural heritage system planning and policy development, Jane Weninger.

Thursday May 30, 6 to 8 p.m.
Artist talk for: Annette Mangaard, Water Fall: A Cinematic Installation,
with introduction by: exhibition curator, Carla Garnet.

Annette Mangaard is a Danish-born Canadian artist, photographer and filmmaker whose work has been shown internationally at art galleries, cinematheques and film festivals. Installations include: Armoury Gallery, Olympic Site Sydney, Australia; Pearson International Airport, Toronto; South-on Sea, Liverpool and Manchester, UK; Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Argentina; and Whitefish Lake, First Nations. Mangaard, has had retrospectives in Berlin, Buenos Aires and Vancouver.

Carla Garnet is the Director and Curator of the John B. Aird Gallery and the JOUEZ curator for the annual BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture in Toronto. She has worked as the curator at the Art Gallery of Peterborough (2010-2013), as a guest curator at Gallery Stratford (2009-2010), as an independent curator (1997-2010), and was the founder and director of Garnet Press Gallery (1984-97).

Annette Mangaard. MELTDOWN (installation view), 2017

Weekdays 10:00 – 5:00
Saturdays: 12 – 5PM
The Toronto Media Arts Centre (2nd floor)
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 0C9 Canada
CSV is partially accessible. Please call or text 647-689-6005 if you require assistance.

For hi-res images and other press inquiries, please contact:
Carla Garnet
John B. Aird Gallery
For more information, visit:

Toronto Media Arts Centre, Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Waterfront Toronto, Reactor Art and Design, Image Foundry.