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Artists on Artists: Daniel Rotsztain on Carlos Bunga’s “A Sudden Beginning”

March 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


MOCA Toronto will be temporarily closed effective Saturday, March 14, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. We are closely monitoring the situation with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Toronto Public Health.
We will be rescheduling this event. Please stay tuned on our website for new dates or changes.

At an existential moment in Toronto’s development, how does Carlos Bunga’s A Sudden Beginning respond, not just to MOCA, but to the city beyond? This tour by urban geographer Daniel Rotsztain will explore how Bunga’s work can help us grapple with the uncertainty and impermanence of a rapidly changing urban environment. How do we locate ourselves in a city that is shifting beneath our feet? Where do our stories live when the landscape is unstable? Bunga’s immersive, impermanent sculptures offer clues.

MOCA’s Artists on Artists series is a programme where local artists are invited to discuss MOCA’s current exhibitions, or a single artwork, in any format or direction of their choosing.


Daniel Rotsztain is an urban geographer, artist, writer and cartographer whose work examines our relationship to the places we inhabit. The author and illustrator of All the Libraries Toronto and A Colourful History Toronto, Rotsztain’s work has been featured in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star and as a regular segment on CBC Radio’s Here and Now. A frequenter of libraries, malls and strip malls, Rotsztain seeks to understand and support the diverse settings of the city’s public life through walking tours, residencies and landscape interventions. He is the co-lead of plazaPOPS, an initiative dedicated to recognizing and enhancing strip mall parking lots as community gathering spaces in Toronto’s inner suburbs.

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March 20, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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MOCA Toronto
(416) 530-2500


Location details:
Floors 1 and 2
General Price:
Included with admission
Member Price:
Included with admission
All ages


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158 Sterling Rd.
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