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Friday, September 14, 2007

Be adored at the Art Gallery of Mississauga

Mike Hansen: Hoi Polloi
September 13 to October 21, 2007
part of A Month of Photography

The Art Gallery of Mississauga welcomes you with the red carpet, the clamour of adoration and flash bulbs popping.

Mike Hansen's Hoi Polloi addresses photography in a figurative rather than literal sense. An encounter based installation, complete with red carpet, stanchions, flash bulbs and adoration, the work situates image and constructed circumstance, in relation to the phenomenon of fame. Photography is the spoon with which the frenzied cult of celebrity is fed. Paparazzi churn out images of red carpet deities and fallen celebutants by which we measure and lose ourselves. Mike Hansen addresses the contrivance of celebrity through its devices.
A Month of Photography is a photographic arts festival in Mississauga and Brampton. The festival is sponsored by Nikon Canada and aims to expand the understanding and appreciation of photography as an artistic medium - developing new and emerging artists, promoting established artists, uniting the arts with the public, and promoting the awareness of curated shows within the community. For the month of September, artists will exhibit their photographic works in assigned locations such as galleries, community centres, hospitals, and restaurants. Now in its 3rd year, the festival has gained support from notable galleries such as the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Art Gallery of Peel, the Living Arts Centre, UTM Mississauga Campus, Gallery Streetsville and The Village Gallery - all of which will provide exhibition space. Get your free artists' catalogue available at the Art Gallery of Mississauga as well as local art galleries, libraries and community centres. Or download the catalogue here.

-Fausta Faccipointe, Festival Co ordinator

1 comment:

Ronia said...

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