VISIT THE SHEROES: VIRTUAL SEASON TUMBLR FOR FURTHER UPDATES AND REAL-TIME INFO RE: OUR FEST W/SUPER AWESOME ARTIST-RUN CENTRE WHIPPERSNAPPER
Whippersnapper Gallery is excited to present Virtual Season, as a part of the gallery’s summer programming initiative, Not Just The Picture. Virtual Season, a culminating presentation of new and past works from the limited-run Sheroes event series will be a massive all-day & night art and music festival in Kensington Market on July 29th’s Pedestrian Sunday.
Bringing together on and offline works that playfully and performatively explore the iconography and fan culture surrounding the “League of Legendary Ladies”, Sheroes has over the course of nearly a year, been a hub for a myriad of Canadian and international contemporary artists featuring frenetic assemblages of performance art, music, GIF and GIF-based video art, DIY projects and various activities. Sheroes reinterprets and remixes the mythic woman-power that pervades digital and actual cultures.
Curated by Rea McNamara, Virtual Season is the central closing event of the monthly art event series Sheroes which has packed local venues such as NACO Gallery and the Beaver through 2011-2012.
On July 29 join us in two venues in Toronto’s Kensington Market for an all-day & night festival in the vein of the Ancient Greek theatre festivals or the All Saint Days. Featuring a stellar line-up of local bands and performers as well as international artists, Virtual Season will be a manifestation of the themes Sheroes has thus far explored in their monthly event series.
Here, the Sheroes will be presented in the deified roles bestowed upon them by themselves and their fandoms — shedding light on the so-called otherliness of these pop-culture goddesses by having all their voices heard at once, while also shipping their cults of woman-worship.