Mon, 08/01/2016 - 6:46am
Tue, 08/01/2017 - 6:46am
Various locations

Go to Gendai Kitchen

A year-long seasonal art multiple subscription service and series of responsive events

Summer 2016 - Spring 2017

With Mitchell Akiyama, Diane Borsato, Lesley Loksi Chan, Myung-Sun Kim, Lisa Myers, Ed Pien, Stu Sakai, and Karen Tam

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 9:15pm
Mon, 12/14/2015 - 9:15pm
Toronto and elsewhere

Texts and Contributions by:
Angad Bhalla, Tings Chak, Alvis Choi, Christine Choy, Richard J.F. Day, Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen, Jinhan Ko / Instant Coffee, Will Kwan, Mona Oikawa, Liz Park, Gordon Pon, Kerri Sakamoto, Min Sook Lee, Vincent Tao, Dan S. Wang and Ryan Wong.

Editors: Chris Lee and Maiko Tanaka
Copyeditor: Gina Badger
Publication Assistance: Angel Chen
Designer: Chris Lee
Design Assistance: Maggie Chan

Published by Gendai and Publication Studio, Guelph
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Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:22am
Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:22am

There were two main catalysts for the initiation of Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen’s project, The Making of an Archive. One was the photo albums of the artist’s father, an amateur photographer who took countless photographs of his daily life when he first immigrated to Canada in the 70’s. The second was the research Nguyen did for 1967: A People Kind of Place, her sci-fi documentary created out of archival material the artist found of Canada’s centennial which celebrated the implementation of the country’s point-based immigration system.

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:30am
Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:30am
Trinity Square Video

Gendai, Reel Asian Film Festival and Trinity Square Video are pleased to present a newly commissioned work by Toronto-based artist Will Kwan. Titled, If All You Have is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail, Kwan’s new work forms a part of Gendai’s Model Minority program.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:00am
Sun, 05/11/2014 - 11:00am
Danforth Avenue

For this year’s Art of the Danforth Festival, The Mobile Unit will assume the role of an interactive Community Board for the East Danforth public! From March to May 2014, representatives from Gendai Gallery will travel the neighbourhood, gathering its ephemera and interviewing it’s devoted members. The intention is to not press art and installation onto this unassuming community, but to work within its roots, leaving lingering, helpful assets and celebrating its individuality.