Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
October 26-29, 2016
Tom Thomson Gets Wet video projection walls designed by Raymond Helkio and commissioned by Toronto’s legendary performance artist Keith Cole for #GallerySlut. Two performances in the Signy Eaton Gallery featuring drag legend Maria Delmonte and porn superstar Ryan Russel.
Toronto Tributes and Tributaries: Amidst the social and political upheavals of their time, the generation of artists that emerged in Toronto during the 1970s and 1980s pushed the boundaries of conventional painting, sculpture and photography, exploring new ways of art making including video, installation and performance. Curated by Wanda Nanibush, assistant curator of Canadian and Indigenous art.
Night of the living dead: creating chaos at the AGO
CBC Arts, RM Vaughan, October 28, 2016
“Keith Cole’s new universe in #HashTagGallery Slut includes a dreamy film created by his frequent collaborator Raymond Helkio; a drag performance by club queen Maria Delmonte; a real canoe, in which Cole attempts over and over to drown himself… to create an open space and interpretative actions that will allow others to join in on the conversations about the artists.”