“Land/Slide Possible Futures” Art Exhibit In Markham

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Markham is hardly known as the cultural and artistic hub of the GTA, especially with the Toronto art scene in close proximity. But one particular project is putting Markham on the map when it comes to meaningful art exhibits.

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Land/Slide Possible Futures is an art exhibit currently on display at the Markham Museum. Curator Janine Marchessault, a professor of cinema and media studies at York University, put together a collection of exhibits from over 30 artists all set up on the 25-acre land that makes up the museum.

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The exhibits explore many different aspects of life in the suburbs, from controversial social norms in today’s high schools to the quiet life you get when you choose to live outside of the big city.

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Land/Slide Possible Futures is free and open to the public and the last weekend to see it is coming up! If you’re coming from downtown Toronto, there are complimentary busses that leave on Saturday and Sunday from MOCCA on Queen Street West, and if you’re coming from around the corner, even better! The Markham Museum is located at 9350 Markham Road at Markham Road and and 16th Avenue.

Pro-tip: Leave the kids at home with the babysitter and come by Land/Slide Possible Futures in the evening. Many of the exhibits are meant to be seen in the dark so they really light up under the night sky. There are also outdoor films on the program which can only be seen at night.

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