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February 17th, 2017

  Michael Snow at Duke University

DUKE Trinity College of Arts & Sciences


Public lecture/presentation by Michael Snow: "Michael Snow Photo-Centric: His photographic work."


Film Screening of "Wavelength" and "So Is This."
Feb 16 - 7pm - CARR 103


February 13th - Mar 3rd, 2017.
"Condensation (A Cove Story)" - a video installation by Michael Snow
Installation Array, Bay 11, Smith Warehouse.




 


 

-DUKE

January 14th - February 15th, 2017

  Michael Snow: The Powers of Two

CHRISTOPHER CUTTS GALLERY


The Christopher Cutts Gallery is proud to announce a solo exhibition of works by contemporary Canadian artist Michael Snow.


Opening reception January 14th, 2 - 6 pm.



 

December 1st, 2nd 2016

  CCMC at LIVELab

McMaster University's Institute for Music and the Mind


Sereis 10dB and strangewaves present CCMC




 

November 3rd, 2016

  Michael Snow and Jesse Stewart

Live at the National Gallery of Canada



A concert of freely improvised music featuring acclaimed visual artist, filmmaker, and pianist Michael Snow in performance with Carleton University professor, composer, and percussionist Jesse Stewart. Together, they will weave a rich tapestry of creative improvised music that pushes the boundaries of contemporary music.



 

November 3rd and 4th, 2016

  Gale Force Snow Storm

Carleton University



"Gale Force Snow Storm" will bring two luminaries of Canadian culture to Ottawa: curator/writer Peggy Gale and visual artist/filmmaker/musician Michael Snow. A recipient of the Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts (2006), Peggy Gale will reflect on her decades of experience as a curator of contemporary art at 3pm on November 3rd at the Carleton University Art Gallery.



On Nov 4 at 7pm, there will be a screening of Snow's landmark experimental films Wavelength (1967) and So Is This (1982) in room 100 of the St. Patrick's Building at Carleton University.



 

August 6 - October 16, 2016

  Michael Snow: The Viewing of Six New Works

Butler Gallery



Kilkenny, Ireland



 

June 11th, 2016

  CCMC Reunion at Gallery 345

CCMC was born as a "collective", in Toronto in 1974, where its shifting membership briefly coalesced into a core group of eight, and then six (Sokol, Snow, Mattes, Kubota, Dubin, Anson). They played, toured and recorded together for much of the next decade, and founded the original Music Gallery as a kind of laboratory of experimental music. Today the ensemble continues in both name and spirit as a quartet (Snow, Oswald, Kamevaar, Dutton) and will be joined by founding members (Kubota, Mattes and Anson) for a show at Gallery 345.



Gallery 345

8:00 PM



 

May 8th, 2016

  Pages Unbound Festival presents:
Visual Language


Hosted by Robert Enright.


A screening and discussion featuring two of Canada's most celebrated artists: Michael Snow and Vera Frenkel.



The AGO's Jackman Hall

2:00 PM



 

May 5th, 2016

  Pages Unbound Festival launches with a CANADA evening. Produced in collaboration with two giants of Canadian art: Mark Lewis and Chantal Pontbriand.
In the Melody Bar: music! In the Ballroom: literature! art! film!

Among the perfornamces: at 9:00 CCMC, Toronto's acclaimed, veteran avant-garde music ensemble, is comprised, in this instance, of: Paul Dutton, sound-singing and mouth harp John Kamevaar, electronics and percussion Mani Mazinani, CAT analogue synthesizer John Oswald, alto sax.


Also at 11:00 Music videos by Canada, NFB classic shorts, Michael Snow films and many surprises!
The Gladstone Hotel

The Melody Bar

8:00 pm


 

May 3rd, 2016

  Celebrating Over Forty Artists and the Opening of the New Tate Modern


Tate Americas Foundation Hosts Fourth Artists Dinner in New York. The evening will celebrate artists from North and South America, including Lynda Benglis, Carol Bove, Andrea Bowers, Mark Bradford, Cecily Brown, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Alexandre Da Cuhna, Moyra Davey, Leonardo Drew, Mitch Epstein, Ellen Gallagher, Theaster Gates, Sam Gilliam, Nan Goldin, Beatriz Gonzalez, Paul Graham, Rodney Graham, Guerilla Girls (Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz), Tamar Guimarães, Neil Jenney, Jac Leirner, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Helen and Brice Marden, Teresa Margolles, Kerry James Marshall, Josiah McElheny, Julie Mehretu, Óscar Muñoz, Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg, Mark Ruwedel, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Miguel Angel Rojas, Stephen Shore, Amie Siegel, Lorna Simpson, Melanie Smith, Michael Snow, Valeska Soares, Frances Stark, Jeff Wall, Carrie Mae Weems, Lawrence Weiner, James Welling, Judi Werthein, Jack Whitten, and David Zink Yi



 


 

April 29th, 2016

  Michael Snow awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Quebec, Chicoutimi.


C'est avec une immense fierté que l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi décernait le vendredi 29 avril trois doctorats honorifiques à des hommes dont le parcours et la contribution à la société s'avèrent remarquables. Messieurs Marc-André Bédard, L. Jacques Ménard et Michael Snow viennent ainsi s'ajouter à une liste de noms prestigieux qui sont devenus les dignes représentants et ambassadeurs de l'Université en acceptant le titre de docteur honoris causa de l'UQAC.



 


 


 

-UQAC

April 21st, 2016

  Images Festival presents Earwitness by Eve Egoyan at Aga Kahn Museum


Featuring the premier of Michael Snow's compposition "EVE". Earwitness refers to a series of projects conceived by Eve Egoyan that explore the intersection of sound and visual elements as equal creative partners.


For this new work making its Toronto premier, Egoyan has partnered with renowned Canadian artists Nicole Lizée, Michael Snow, John Oswald, and David Rokeby to debut a live multimedia performance on a grand Yamaha Disklavier, an acoustic piano with a built-in digital interface. Egoyan's mastery of the piano will be transformed and interpreted by a visual program created by each artist, extending the piano beyond its musical capacity and into the realm of both aural and visual sensations.

Presented in partnership with Soundstreams: showcasing the work of Canadian and international composers through innovative musical experiences.


Thu 21 Apr 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm

 


 

April 12th, 2016

  Michael Snow and Steve Reich in Conversation


World renowned American composer Steve Reich and Canadian artist Michael Snow, in conversation with CBC Radio's Sook-Yin Lee.

Presented in partnership with Soundstreams: showcasing the work of Canadian and international composers through innovative musical experiences.


The Toronto Reference Library
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
90 mins
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

 


 

March 19th, 2016

  CCMC at Long Winter Fest
preceded by Solo Nobuo Kubota


MUSIC (SATURDAY): Cousins, CCMC, Joyfultalk, JFM, Dorothea Paas, Triage, Mystic Triangle, JOOJ, c_RL, Phrase Velocity, Shi Wisdom, Thin Edge Collective, Witch Prophet, Top Forte, Long Branch, Rachael Cardiello and the Electric Winter, Spoken Symphonies.


The Great Hall
7:00 PM

 

 


 

February 11th, 2016

  Punto De VIsta
International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra

La Region Centrale Screening In Pamplona. Followed by a Q & A with the legendary filmmaker, Michael Snow.

" The great Canadian filmmaker Michael Snow will be one of the most important guests at the 10th Punto de Vista. Many years ago, the Festival named its most experimental section after Snow's film The Central Region. The title became an umbrella term for the screening of films similar in character to those made by Snow: a film that questions its very essence and thus embodies the spirit and the philosophy underlying Punto de Vista. "

Baluarte. Screen de Cámara
5:00 PM

 

 


 

January 27th, 2016

  The Transcendent Drone: Niblock and Snow
Centennial Concert Hall
7:30 PM

Border Crossings is presenting the film Snow in Vienna featuring a solo piano improvisation by Michael Snow. Snow in Vienna, produced and directed by Laurie Kwasnik will be followed by an onstage conversation with Michael Snow and Robert Enright.

Performances:
Phill Niblock - #9 (Number 9)
Vincent Ho - O Glorious Arcticus - Postlude (from Arctic Symphony, 5th movement)
T. Patrick Carrabre - Winter Wind
and Lera Auerbach - Icarus.

PLUS MUCH MORE throughout the week.
January 23rd - January 29th
A link to the concert listings: -WNMF/Concert Listings.



"This year is a big milestone for the Winnipeg New Music Festival. Twenty-five years of crazy, audacious programs. Twenty-five years of building a new canon of Canadian works. Twenty-five years of being the leading voice for new music in North America!

You will see a snapshot of our society through extremes from the core of the symphonic tradition to unheard new sound worlds where time stands still."

 

 


 


 

-WNMF

January 27th, 2016

  Border Crossings will launch "Son et Lumiere," issue no 136, at the Concert Hall on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

Featuring the interview "Play Back Playing Forward"
A Conversation with Michael Snow.

Border Crossings launches an issue on sound and light - Robert Frank, Michael Snow, Lee Friedlander and a host of composers with the New Music Festival's 25th year.

 

 


 

December 13th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
Corpus Callosum preceded by A to Z

Snow's late masterpiece "Corpus Callosum uses digital software to create a tableaux of transformation, a tragi-comedy of the cinematic variables."
A to Z is Snow's first surviving film. An animation that the filmmaker made off-hours during his employment at future Yellow Submarine director George Dunning's Toronto studio.


TIFF Bell Lightbox
1:00 PM

 

 


 

November 13th, 2015

  MICHAEL SNOW : SEQUENCES
Meet the Artist Book signing at the AGO

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Essays by Gloria Moure and Bruce Jenkins.
Writtings by Michael Snow
Hardcover: 376 pages
Publisher: Poligrafa Ediciones (Jan. 1 2015)


 


November 1st, 2015

  Grand Festival of Autmnal Happiness
Michael Snow and Paul Dutton Duo

Presented by Ron Gaskin and the Church of St. Andrew by-the-lake
Ward's Island / 102 Lakeshore Ave.

3:00pm - 6:00pm
$15 / pwyc

CCMC DUO - Michael Snow (piano) Paul Dutton (soundsinging, harmonica)

MANTICORE - Zoe Alexis-Abrams (vocals) David Jones (guitar)


 



 

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October 24th, 2015

  Audiopollination in association with Array Space presents Audiopollination #35.3: a night of improvised/spontaneous/ instantly composed music
Michael Snow, Nobuo Kubota, John Kamevaar and Diane Roblin.

Array Space - 8 PM







 


October 15th, 2015

  The Music Gallery presents
Lori Freedman + CCMC

Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen

Thursday, October 15
Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm

It's an anniversary within an anniversary: The X Avant Festival of new music turns 10 as we turn 40.

In celebrating these anniversaries, the logical place to start is at the beginning: the mighty CCMC opens our festival. Michael Snow (a founding member of the Music Gallery), John Oswald, Paul Dutton, and John Kamevaar are the current lineup of the longrunning ensemble which lent their name to and set the tone for the early years of the Music Gallery. The set begins with a piano duo of Snow and Casey Sokol, also a founding member of CCMC and the Music Gallery.


Frequent MG visitor and "musical revolutionary in the front ranks of the avant garde" (Georgia Straight), Lori Freedman returns with an exciting new show entitled The Virtuosity of Excess, featuring several new commissions. - The Music Gallery


 

October 8th, 2015

  Cat Fight with Snow and Mazinani
Tad Michalak's Burn Down the Capital and Somewhere There present
Brendler / Lewis/ Perry / Sperrazza + Rob Grieve's Nusuth + Snow / Mazinani


Thursday 8 October 2015
Array Space (155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto)
8pm
$10/$15 (with CD!)


 


October 3rd, 2015

  Nuit Blanche: Night Flight, 2015
Canadian artist Michael Snow and Buenos Aires-based Claudio Caldini, projecting a 12-hour long film capturing a nighttime flight between Buenos Aires and Toronto.
A "composition" by Snow.

October 3rd, 2015
MaRs Discovery District
101 College Street West
From Dusk til Dawn

 

 


 

September 30th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
Rameau's Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen

Rameau's Nephew ... is a true epic, encyclopedic exploration into the relationships of recorded image, recorded speech and sound. Investigations into the possibilities inherent in the materiality of film as syllable and frame. Exploring the sound/image relationships of film Snow creates 26 vignettes in contunued clever Snow form inviting viewers to comtemplate representation, process and materiality this time as "talking picture". The cast includes Nam June Paik, Joyce Wieland, Chantal Akerman, Jonas Mekas, Annette Michelson, Amy Taubin and P. Adams Sitney

September 30th, 2015
TIFF Bell Lightbox
6:30 PM

 

 


 

September 25th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
Standard Time, Seated Figures and Puccini Conservato.


September 25th, 2015
TIFF Bell Lightbox
6:30 PM

 

 


 

September 24th, 2015

  CCMC at MUSIDEUM


Featuring: John Oswald, Paul Dutton, John Kamevaar and Michael Snow.
8:00 PM

 


 


 

Links

-Musideum

August 11th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
SO IS THIS a "communal reading event" preceded by SSHTOORRTY

Tuesday August 11th, 2015, 6:30pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Admission Free

 

 


 

July 9th - November 01, 2015

  Exhibition

Michael Snow: Seqüences
La Virreina. Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona.


La Virreina Image Centre devotes a major retrospective to the Canadian artist Michael Snow.

Michael Snow: Sequences exhibits work from throughout his career, including many pieces never seen before in Europe, and reflects the wide range of media he has worked with: music, film, video, painting, sculpture, books and installations.


Curator: Gloria Moure

Opening: Wednesday 8 July, at 7 pm.

 

 


 

May 26 - July 31st 2015

  Michael Snow: Video Fields


Premiere. Seven channel video installation,colour, sound.50 min 27 sec on loop.


àngels barcelona


 

 


 

June 20, 2015

  Rough Idea Presents

Michael Snow: piano, cat (analogue synth)

 Ken Vandermark: baritone/tenor saxophones

 John Oswald: alto saxophone


Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen


 

 


 

June 16th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
A Casing Shelved preceded by Side Seat Paintings Slides Sound Film.

Tuesday June 16th, 2015, 6:30pm
TIFF Cinematheque
Admission Free

 

 


 

June 12th, 2015

  CCMC & Cluttertones perform at Ratio
Doors open at 8:00 PM





 

 


 


 

-Ratio

May 17th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
Dripping Water followed by One Second in Montreal and See You Later - Au Revoir.




Sunday May 17th, 2015, 1:00pm
TIFF Cinematheque
Admission Free

 

 


 

May 4th, 2015

  Take Two: Reflecting on Toronto Filmmakers from 1965 to 1972.

Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Room 304
6:00pm - 9:30pm

Take Two, an event curated by the first cohort of the Film Preservation and Collections Management students at Ryerson University, surveys the emergence of independent filmmaking in Toronto between 1965 and 1972. The time period highlights the development of many distinct voices in both the artistic and student communities, which tended to cross-pollinate and inform each other. The goal of this event is to illustrate the context and development of these voices through two programs of short films, an exhibition of film ephemera from the time period, and a panel discussion with members of the artist and student communities, including Michael Snow, Raphael Bendahan, Betty Ferguson, Robert Fothergill, Rick Hancox, and Keith Lock.

 

 


 

April 23rd, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The films of Michael Snow
A rare opportunity to see Michael Snow's landmark film La Région Centrale !




Thursday April 23rd, 2015, 6:30pm
TIFF Cinematheque
Admission Free

 

 


 

April 19th, 2015

  Audiopollination #29.2
Sunday April 19th @8pm @Array Space.
Somewhere There in association with Array Space presents CCMC and guests



Set One: John Oswald (sax), John Kamevaar (percussion), Germaine Liu (percussion)
Set Two: Michael Snow (piano), Paul Dutton (oralization), Glen Hall (reeds/kyma) , Mani Mazinani (analog synth)
Set Three: John Oswald (sax), John Kamevaar (percussion), Michael Snow (piano), Paul Dutton (oralization)
Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen
Event art by Jamie Thompson

 

 


 

March 25th, 2015

  Dasha Shenkman Lecture In Contemporary Art

Featuring: Michael Snow Fine Art and Music

Michael Snow is a national cultural treasure. No other living Canadian artist has made as profound a contribution to international visual culture and Canadian artistic identity. The University of Guelph is pleased to host a rare speaking appearance by this great artist.

Wednesday March 25, 2015, 6:00pm
War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Admission Free

 

 


 

March 12th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The Films of Michael Snow

<- -> preceded by Breakfast (Table Top Dolly)


TIFF Cinemateque
Thursday, March 12th
6:30pm (Free)

A complete retrospective of the film works of Canadian avant-garde great Michael Snow, screening in monthly installments throughout 2015.

 
Programmer - Chris Kennedy

 


 


 

Links

-WYSIWYG: tiff.

March 13th - April 11th, 2015

  20 years of Anarchive, an editorial adventure

Started in 1994, upon Anne-Marie Duguet's initiative, Anarchive is a collection of interactive multimedia projects dedicated to contemporary art. All the artists are pioneers in the field of experimental film, video or modern technologies, and they all convene several types of media in their works. Explore the complete oeuvre of an artist thanks to an extensive digital database. One of the many published titles: Michael SNOW Digital Snow, éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2002.
Exhibition: Anarchive, Affinités / Diversités
March 12, 2015 to April 11, 2015
mfc-michèle didier gallery, Paris

 

 


 

March 11th, 2015

  Parole aux artistes d'Anarchive (The voice of Anarchive's artists)


Centre Pompidou Cinéma 1
March 11, 2015
6.30 to 9 pm
with the participation of Muntadas, Michael Snow, Fujiko Nakaya, Masaki Fujihata and Peter Campus. Thierry Kuntzel, Jean Otth and Nam June Paiik will also be present, although in another way.
Responsibility and presentation of the evening: David Zerbib, philosopher and art critic. Professor at HEAD in Geneva and the Ecole supérieure d'art d'Annecy.

 

 


 


 

Links

-Anarchive

March 1st, 2015

  Somewhere There in association with Array Music presents Audiopollination 28.1


SET ONE: Bill Gilliam (piano) and Glen Hall (Kyma X, electroacoustic sounds, saxophone, flutes and bass clarinet) performing improvised duets rearranging acoustic molecules and other imaginary re-compositions.

SET TWO: Michael Snow (piano), Nobi Kubota (vocals), Diane Roblin (piano) This concert is dedicated to the Artist Jazz Band. After an introduction and comment on the effect the AJB had on them, they play along with TAPIOCA, a tune the AJB recorded at Gord Rayner's Studio on Spadina in the 70's. Following this, Michael Snow and Diane Roblin improvise as a duo.
Improvisuals by John Creson and Adam Rosen

 

 


 

February 27th - April 4th, 2015

  MICHAEL SNOW A GROUP SHOW

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Michael Snow's fourth solo exhibition at the gallery.

Snow's artistic output has tremendous breadth. In 2014, Photo-Centric, an extensive solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, focused on his engagement with photography, while Objects of Vision at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2013 highlighted sculpture. A Group Show will survey Snow's varied career, which spans film, photography, video, sculpture, music, and installation.

Jack Shainman Gallery
524 West 24th Street, New York, NY


 

 


 

January 31st - May 17th, 2015

  WYSIWYG: The Films of Michael Snow at TIFF Cinemateque.

A complete retrospective of the film works of Canadian avant-garde great Michael Snow, screening in monthly installments throughout 2015.

 

 


 

January 31st, 2015

  Wavelength preceded by Snow in Vienna at TIFF Cinemateque. Snow in Vienna was documented for the upcoming film, Fields of Snow. A rare solo piano performance by Michael Snow at Wiener Konzerthaus, 2012.


 

 


 

November 5th + 6th, 2014

  SOUND LIVE TOKYO
Nov. 5th Snow piano solo / Snow + Onda + Licht trio. Nov. 6th Onda + Licht / Snow + Onda + Licht trio.

 


 

November 3rd, 2014

  LIVE IN TOKYO !
A special talk event with Michael Snow, Aki Onda and Alan Licht titled "Beyond Music, Sound and Art" at NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC) announced! Moderated by Minoru Hatanaka, Nov. 3 at 14:00

-LISTEN TO LIVE STREAM


 


 

June 2014

    Art Canada Institute release of the on line art book, Michael Snow: Life & Work by Martha Langford.
One of the most celebrated artists in the past fifty years, Michael Snow (b. 1928) pursues a multidisciplinary practice. Using painting, sculpture, film, and music, he explores the role of the artist in the contemporary world. Martha Langford, Research Chair and Director, Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University, presents an overview of the life and work of this Canadian icon and internationally renowned artist.

 


 


 

Links

-start reading

May 21st - 24th, 2014

  UNDERDOX FILM FESTIVAL: Michael Snow will attend the festival ! Michael Snow RETROSPEKTIVE Filmmuseum München Der kanadische Avantgarde-Filmemacher, Skulpteur und Musiker Michael Snow kommt nach München. In Kooperation mit dem Filmmuseum München und der Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film zeigen wir sechs Meilensteine seines Schaffens: WAVELENGTH (1967), BACK AND FORTH (1969), LA RÉGION CENTRALE (1971), PRESENTS (1982), SO IS THIS (1983) und CORPUS CALLOSUM (2003)

 


 


May 2014

 

Links

-Underdox

April 25th, 2014

  A special fundraiser performance for NAISA featuring Toronto's longest running free improv band CCMC. Widely regarded as one of the pioneering free improvisation bands of the 1970s, CCMC has been reinventing itself with a shifting constellation of artists and a consistent questing spirit for more than four decades. For this special performance, CCMC consists of Michael Snow, Paul Dutton, John Oswald, and John Kamevaar. Also available for purchase will be NAISAtron kits, Contact mic and Micro-Radio Transmitter kits as well as various CDs by some of the CCMC artists. All proceeds go to furthering NAISA's objectives to providing a home for experimental sound art in Toronto. This concert marks the first time that the CCMC performs at the NAISA Space.




 


 

April 2014

  Michael Snow's iconic works featured in Art Forum


 


 


 

Links

-Art Forum



 

April 11th, 2014

 
The AGO and Images Festival presents: Andrew Lampert / Making Space for More
Filmmaker/Gourmand Andrew Lampert will act as host for a multi-course, moving-image excavation of the darkest shelves found in the AGO's sprawling collection of 85,000 works of art. Fusing creative culinary dishes, specially created by Chef Jeff Dueck, with a view into the AGO's never-before-seen, endlessly fascinating, archive. Featuring a live music performance by Michael Snow.


 


 

February 22nd, 2014

  CCMC at Imperial Pub. Paul Dutton / John Oswald / Michael Snow / John Kamevaar also performing Glen Hall / Ed Phillips /Matt Miller


 


 


 

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Febraury 4th, 2014

  Issue Project Room
Michael Snow / Alan Licht / Aki Onda trio
Snow performs on the CAT synthesizer and piano, with Licht on guitar and Onda on cassette recorders and electronics. Originally formed in 2005, they have since performed in New York, Toronto, London, Barcelona, and Madrid, and released the album "Five A's, Two C's, One D, One E, Two H's, Three I's, One K, Three L's, One M, Three N's, Two O's, One S, One T, One W" in 2008 (Victo).

 


 

January 31st, 2014

  The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents
Improvisations: Michael Snow and Thollem McDonas.
For this Art After 5 program, Snow and composer Thollem McDonas will present an improvisational, dual-piano concert.

 


 



 

February 1st - April 27th, 2014

  The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents
Michael Snow: Photo-Centric
Conceived in close collaboration with Michael Snow - one of the most important experimental filmmakers of his generation. This exhibition is a focused survey of the Canadian artist's photography-based work, which has not been the subject of a solo museum exhibition in the United States since the 1970s.
Photo-Centric explores the intimate connections that exist between Snow's paintings, sculptures, and films as mediated by and through photography. Home to strong collections of modern and contemporary art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is an ideal context for Snow and his work, which bridges the gap between modern and contemporary practices as well as illuminates concepts critical in the making and appreciation of art. Curated by Adelina Vlas

 


 

October 13 - November 10, 2013

  Michael Snow's projection "Solar Breath" (Northern Caryatids) at the unique Venue Pied-à-terre, San Francisco "Hidden from view, inside the garage of a nondescript Richmond neighborhood home, the mesmerizing "Solar Breath" is on view at Pied-à-terre, an "occasional off-space and publishing house" run by artist McIntyre Parker. Showing only one work at a time, Parker keeps the self-funded operation as small as possible, creating an opportunity for an intimate experience with pieces that might otherwise be impossible to see.

 


 

September 25th - 29th, 2013

  The Last Line: Selected Cinema Works of Michael Snow
The WNDX curatorial collective is thrilled to be able to mark the Festival's eighth year with a set of film and video works by preeminent Canadian artist Michael Snow, and to have Snow in attendance. Curated by Irene Bindi
"One of Canada's most widely celebrated artists, Snow has worked concretely within a variety of disciplines throughout his career. Maintaining beginnings as a musician, his work has gone on to include painting, sculpture, photography, video, holography, performance, writing, and film. Despite these wide-ranging disciplines, he explores an astounding range of considerations without ever threatening to confuse his focus. Calling into question the modernist artist identity and the prescribed when and where of art production and presentation, Snow redefined, and continues to redefine the art experience. He is also regarded as one of the key figures in the development of experimental film, his work having influenced the direction of film art at many stages." Co-presented with Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art

 


 

September 19th, 2013

  Les Lumières Vernissage le jeudi 19 septembre à 18h Une installation lumineuse permanente de Michael Snow sur la façade extérieure de la Cinémathèque québécoise. Une mise en lumière réalisée par Lightemotion dans le cadre du Parcours lumière du Quartier des spectacles. Mon désir était de faire une ouvre à la fois cinématographique et unique pour cet "instrument". Les Lumières n'est pas chimique mais entièrement numérique. La lumière constitue la matière de base de l'ouvre, justement inspirée du travail des frères Lumière.






 


 


 

Links

-LesLumieres

September 17th, 2013

  A rare chance to see Michael Snow's iconic work "La Region Centrale" at La Cinemateque Quebecoise.


"La Region Centrale (1971) was critically embraced as the final word in a revolution of cinematic perception. La Region Centrale became the pinnacle of a modernist revolution in the art object: a revolution that divorced aesthetics from politics and cornered the viewer in a formal space divested of all symbolic significance."

- Dot Tuer, C Magazine, Summer 1985


"In the first frames, the camera disengages itself slowly from the ground in a circular movement. Progressively, the space fragments, vision inverts in every sense, light everywhere dissolves appearance. We become insensible accomplices to a sort of cosmic movement. A sound track, rigourously synchronized, composed from the original sound which programmed the camera, supplies a permanent counterpoint. Michael Snow pushes toward the absurd the essential nature of this 'seventh' art that is endlessly repeated as being above the visual. He catapults us into the heart of a world before speech, before arbitrarily composed meanings, even subject. He forces us to rethink not only cinema but our universe. "

- Louis Marcorelles, Le Monde, Paris, Sept. 28, 1972

 


 

September 4th, 2013

  CCMC at Array Space Toronto's legendary free-improv group comprised of vocalist Paul Dutton, saxophonist John Oswald (Plunderphonics), pianist Michael Snow and percussionist John Kamevaar, take free improv in a direction that's totally their own. After breaking free-improv ground over 30 years ago, CCMC are still just as fresh & relevant. Presented by Burn Down The Capital with Peter Evans / Charity Chan / Weasel Walter / Tom Blancarte / Chamber Panic Deluxx.

 


 


 

Links

-ARRAYmusic

September 2013 - April 2014

  Figure and Frame features photos of Michael Snow, Karin Bubas, Edward Burtynsky, Douglas Coupland, Rodney Graham, Irene F. Whittome at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, Vancouver.


 


 

June 21st, 2013

  Michael Snow at the Luninato Festival. "Evening Illuminations" presents three trailblazers as they collide in a wide-ranging conversation: author and Giller-prize winner Vincent Lam, physicist and author Alan Lightman, and multifaceted visual artist Michael Snow.

 


 

June 13th, 2013

  Co-presented with the Goethe Institut, Michael Snow's film "A Casing Shelved" at TIFF. "The Imagined Film" Narcisa Hirsch and Michael Snow join TIFF cinemateque for an onstage discussion following the screening of Snow's "A Casing Shelved" and Hirsch's "Taller (Workshop)", which Hirsch made in response to Snow's film. At this screening, Hirsch and Snow will see each other's films for the first time and have a conversation about this singular case of a belated, cross-hemispheric dialogue between two experimental filmmakers.

 


 

June 1st, 2013

  CCMC performs as part of The Open Ears Festival at the Registry Theatre - Kitchener, Ontario. A performance by a mix of current and founding members of the iconic ensemble CCMC. They will be celebrating the re-release of CCMC Vol 3 by the Detroit/Windsor Media City Festival. This record, long out of print, reappears in its original format with cover design by Michael Snow.

 


 

May 21st, 2013

  Windsor's Media City Film Festival opens at MOCAD, Detroit. Performances by legnedary Canadian artists Michael Snow, John Oswald, Al Mattes and Detroit's own post-industrial noise band Wolf Eyes. Evening to include the launch of a Snow/CCMC vinyl record lost for more than 35 years.

 


 

May 1st, 2013

  Michael Snow "The Viewing of Six New Works".

Opening reception: May 1, 7-10pm at MOCCA

Organized by MOCCA and the National Gallery of Canada. Presented in conjunction with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.


 


 


 

Links

-NGCatMOCCA.ca

May 1st, 2013

 

CCMC at MUSIDEUM

Featuring: John Oswald, Paul Dutton, John Kamevaar and Michael Snow.

 


 


 

Links

-Musideum

Spring 2013

  AKI ONDA by Michael Snow
Bomb Magazine 123/Spring 2013 - writings by Artists on Artists.

 


 

February 2nd - March 23rd, 2013

  Michael Snow at Martine Aboucaya, Paris
Featured triptyque - "Redrawing" 2012
The Viewing of Six New Works (vue de l'ensemble) Installation vidéo, 2012, oeuvre en 6 parties, vidéo HD, couleur, muet, durée 15mn en boucle, édition de 4 exemplaires

 


 

February 23rd, 2013

  CCMC will be performing as part of the Somewhere There Music Festival at the Tranzac (292 Brunswick Ave.) Michael Snow (piano, anaologue synthesizer) Paul Dutton (sound singing) John Oswald (alto saxophone) John Kamevaar (percussion, electronics) Photo - Nigel Dickson.

 


 

February 11th, 2013

  A CCMC reunion will be filmed at Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Avenue). A rare opportunity to hear a mix of original and current CCMC members performing together. The foremost Canadian ensemble to pioneer the art of non-idiomatic free improvisation. The band was first formed in 1976.

 


 


 

Links

- CCMC.ca

February 1st, 2013

  The development and production of "Fields of Snow" was featured in an article in the National Post by Kiva Reardon "While Canada is still catching up, Michael Snow's legacy is safe abroad".

 


 

January 11th - February 16th, 2013

  Solo Snow. Oevres de / Works of Michael Snow ends its tour in Montreal, at the Galerie de l'UQAM. Initially presented at Le Fresnoy, in France, and then at Akbank Sanat, in Turkey, the exhibition features a body of photographic, video and sound works and installations of Michael Snow, one of the most inspiring figures in the art world in recent decades. It is curated by Louise Déry and produced in partnership with Le Fresnoy.

 

January 24th and 25th, 2013

  "Snow in Vienna" directed by Laurie Kwasnik, will be featured at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

 

This film is a rare solo piano performance by Michael Snow at Wiener Konzerthaus, 2012. Documented for the upcoming film "Fields of Snow".

 

November 9th, 2012

  "Michael Snow plays his Trunp Card"
Featured in Maclean's Magazine.
A narrow strip of LED lights, runs up 65 storeys of the new Trump Tower. Snow worked for two years with computer programmers from Edinburgh to create this permanent installation, an array of white-light effects that will play every night. - John Geddes

 


2012

 

Links

- Macleans

November 5th, 2012

  In Conversation: Michael Snow and Christian Marclay at The Power Plant
Together, Snow and Christian Marclay will engage in a dialogue about The Power Plant's exhibition "The Clock".

 


 

Links

- ThePowerPlant

November 2nd 2012 - February 18th, 2013

  The National Gallery of Canada's "Builders:Canadian Biennial 2012" presents more than 100 recent and significant acquisitions by emerging and established artists instrumental in shaping perspectives in Canadian art today. To this end, Builders highlights a range of new productions by influential, some now iconic figures of Canadian art such as Michael Snow, Lynne Cohen, Chris Cran, Faye Heavyshield, Evan Penny, Joanne Tod, and Leslie Reid. Within this established basis the exhibition meanders through an engaging path featuring works by many newcomers to the collection.

 

July 18th 2012 - March 17th, 2013

  Michael Snow: Objects of Vison at the Art Gallery of Ontario. A selection of some of his sculptures.
Renowned Toronto artist Michael Snow explores the art of looking with an exhibition celebrating his June 2011 winning of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize. The exhibition highlights Snow's continuing contribution to Canadian art and his ongoing investigation into visual perception. Curated by Georgiana Uhlyarik.

 


 

Links

- CanadianArt

- AGO