Love is in the air at the AGYU

It’s fall and love is in the air for another season at the Art Gallery of York University where curators say they are head over heels about the first North American retrospective of work by Turner Prize-winning Briton Jeremy Deller, and other events. Here’s how the AGYU puts it:

We love Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller is an anthropologist of the ordinary, a field recorder of the overlooked, and a folklorist of the popular. A new AGYU exhibition draws together all the dimensions of Deller’s varied work in the first retrospective of the Turner Prize-winning British artist in North America.

His retrospective takes place at two sites – the AGYU in York’s Accolade East Building and the Mercer Union, an artist-run centre at 37 Lisgar Street (at Queen Street West).

From Oct. 4 to Dec. 3, the AGYU will show Deller’s early music- and DIY (do it yourself)-oriented works, including Acid Brass and the complete archive of The Battle of Orgreave (An Injury to One is an Injury to All), a re-enactment of the 1984 clash between British miners and police (also filmed by Mike Figgis) now in the collection of the Tate Gallery in London. Deller has also created a free take-away poster for the AGYU.

From Oct. 13 to Nov. 25, Mercer Union concentrates on Deller’s most recent works deriving from his residencies in the United States.

We love Kathyrn Ruppert Dazai

Cozy up to her vitrines. She’s knitted The Hill Series: You will be Alright; I will be OK, a narrative about her fears of motherhood, for the AGYU’s three glass display cases. Can you imagine? She’s more out there than the AGYU!

We love Emily Schultz

To avoid a fingering from those who don’t wish to be stolen from, Schultz is accepting donations for her AGYU Free Money Web commission, Pledge Me. She has developed a streamlined method to collect the stories you’re not using – moments gathering dust or obsessions that don’t fit anymore – in order that the public can help keep fiction alive. Pledge Me was the AGYU’s contribution to last weekend’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, a signature event of the City of Toronto’s LIVE with Culture Campaign.

We love Will and Jeremy

They launched their AGYU artists book with DVD, Pavilion of Virginia Puff-Paint, at The Beaver Sept. 28. You love Will Munro and Jeremy Laing? You love The Beaver? You’ll love the book.

all you need is love

This article was submitted to YFile by Emelie Chhangur, AGYU assistant curator.