Spring 2020 Online Programming at Gallery 44


Silvia Kolbowski, After Hiroshima Mon Amour, video/16 mm b+w film; 22:14, 2008.

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography


Silvia Kolbowski in conversation with Mignon Nixon
Saturday May 30th, 12:00PM EDT

Join Gallery 44 for an online screening of Silvia Kolbowski’s 2008 video After Hiroshima Mon Amour, followed by a conversation with art historian Mignon Nixon. After Hiroshima Mon Amour is part of Kolbowski’s solo exhibition A Few Howls Again, currently set to open in Gallery 44’s main space and vitrines later this year.

Email heather@gallery44.org if you would like to attend. Registered attendees will receive a link to join the event.

Silvia Kolbowski is a time-based media artist who addresses questions of historicization, political resistance, and the unconscious. The structures of spectatorship—psychical and political—are a central concern of all her projects. Her work has been exhibited in many contexts, including The Taipei Biennial, The Whitney Biennial, and The Hammer Museum.

Mignon Nixon is an American academic. She serves as the Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at University College London in London, United Kingdom.

A Few Howls Again is curated by Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe, Jared Quinton and Magdalyn Asimakis, and co-presented with the Images Festival. Read More


Screengrab of google search for “Sam Contis Deep Springs”

Between vision and reflection: an image + text reading group

Between vision and reflection is a two part visual reading group exploring still and moving imagery and text. To participate, please RSVP indicating which (or both) group you wish to attend: heather@gallery44.org. Registrants will receive full details and a link to join the event(s).

Deep Springs
Saturday June 6th, 12:00PM EDT

This visual reading group will look at and consider Sam Contis’ photographic series Deep Springs. The varying contexts and accompanying texts in which the photographs from this series appear will also be explored; this includes the photobook, gallery exhibitions, reviews, and interviews.

Digital Time + Music Videos
Thursday June 25th, 6:30PM EDT

This visual reading group will use critical writing around contemporary music videos to explore how they function inside, and outside, of image culture. Drawing on themes of digital time, accelerationist aesthetics and affect theory, the group will discuss videos by artists such as FKA Twigs and Solange, in conversation with texts by Kadish Morris and Steven Shaviro, among others.


Call for Submissions: OUTREACH Online Exhibition

Deadline | Sunday June 28th, 2020
Exhibition Dates | July 24th – October 24th, 2020

Our annual OUTREACH Youth Exhibition is going virtual this year! In response to COVID-19, we will be hosting an online art exhibition showcasing the work of diverse youth from the GTA.

All youth (13-26) residing in the GTA aged are invited to submit (1) recent image or video in response to the theme Envision. We are curious about how you are envisioning the outcomes of this pandemic, as well as how you are keeping busy and safe while COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind.

Applicants may consider the following prompts:

  • How are you spending your time in isolation?
  • How will you remember this time once the pandemic is over?
  • How do you imagine society, the environment, the economy will change?

Successful artists will receive a small artist fee for their participation.

Apply here


Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a charitable, non-profit, artist-run centre committed to supporting multi-faceted approaches to photography and lens-based media. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of artistic practice, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for meaningful reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography.

Gallery 44 is committed to programs that reflect the continuously changing definition of photography by presenting a wide range of practices that engage timely and critical explorations of the medium. Through exhibitions, public engagement, education programs and production facilities our objective is to explore the artistic, cultural, historic, social and political implications of the image in our ever-expanding visual world.

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