You are invited to visit the Akin studios at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA) for Toronto's Annual Doors Open Festival 2019. The event is free and open to the public all weekend. MOCA is a fully accessible facility.
Date: Saturday May 25th & Sunday May 26th
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: 158 Sterling Road, 4th Floor
Featuring special events by Akin Studio Program at MOCA Artists:
WORKSHOP | Rock Covers Paper
Fold, bend, and create your own mini architectural sculpture with visual artist Jessica Thalmann. Transform images of concrete and historical photographs of the Tower Automotive Building into three-dimensional forms that reflect the characteristic edges and corners of concrete structures around the city.
SCREENINGS | Eva Kolcze
Images of concrete architecture and natural parklands collide in this screening of three films by Eva Kolcze. All filmed in Toronto, Kolcze’s films reveal the city’s infamous Brutalist architecture, the dramatic cliffs of the Scarborough Bluffs, and the experience of moving through Toronto, from its urban to natural environments.
All that is Solid, 2014
Facing the Waves, 2016
Dust Cycles, 2017
About Doors Open Toronto:
Doors Open Toronto returns to showcase some of the most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
A full list of participating buildings, special programs and walking tours at toronto.ca/doorsopen/.
About the MOCA building:
The MOCA building has always stood above, the tallest in Toronto when it was built in 1919, a factory that produced aluminium products during World War II. When it was built, a hundred years ago, designer John W. Woodman pioneered a new approach called concrete flat slab architecture. Each floor is a slab of reinforced concrete and supported by the columns that make the building so iconic.
About the Akin Studio Program at MOCA:
a unique and publicly open partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada to provide affordable studio space to more than 30 visual artists and cultural practitioners in the Museum's new home on Sterling Road through the Akin Studio Program. The Program is open to student, emerging and professional art practitioners, curators and writers living in Toronto. The inaugural cohort of the Program started their studio residency in the Museum in September 2018. Selected artists have moved their studio into the Museum for a term of one year and will share their practices with the Museum’s visitors through programs such as open studio events. For more information visit www.akin.art/moca