Now Open: Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.



GTA24 Live: Nobuo Kubota

Friday, March 22, 2024
 | 7:00 pm
 | Free

To celebrate the opening of GTA24 and in continuation of MOCA’s Friday Night Performance Series, join MOCA on March 22 at 7pm for a performance by renowned experimental artist Nobuo Kubota.

Kubota will present a new performance that brings together vocal work and sound poetry. Inspired by free improvisation and the sensibilities of jazz, as well as Kabuki theater, Kubota’s performances blur disciplinary as well as cultural borders.

This performance is part of MOCA’s Free Friday Nights powered by Scotiabank


About the Artist

Nobuo Kubota (b. Vancouver, BC) left his career as an architect in 1969, shifting fields to eventually become one of Canada’s preeminent intermedia artists. For the past seven decades, he has produced an array of disciplinary hybrid projects, including sound sculptures, performances, videos, installations, three-dimensional poems, and improvisational music. In 1962, he and the artists of the Isaacs Gallery—Gordon Rayner, Robert Markle, and Graham Coughtry—formed the Artists’ Jazz Band. In 1974, he joined the renowned free music improvisational group, the Canadian Creative Music Collective (CCMC). In 1975, the CCMC opened the Music Gallery in Toronto. By the 1990s, Kubota’s musical and visual sensibilities converged, blurring disciplinary borders with a fully integrated intermedial creative practice to produce a unique form of public music/sound performance. Recent performances and exhibitions have been held at The Next Contemporary (Toronto), Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (Toronto), and YYZ Artists’ Outlet (Toronto), among others.

GTA24 Live & Screening Programme

Greater Toronto Art 2024 (GTA24) showcases 25 intergenerational artists, duos, and collectives from or with a connection to the region. The exhibition is accompanied by a Live Programme, with newly commissioned performances, and a Screening Programme, featuring exclusive film presentations delivered at Paradise Theatre.

See all upcoming events, here.

Nobuo Kobuta, Nobuo Kubota: Live and Works, 2023. Courtesy of the artist and Next Contemporary. Photo by Mani Mazinani.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7

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Nobuo Kobuta, Nobuo Kubota: Live and Works, 2023. Courtesy of the artist and Next Contemporary. Photo by Mani Mazinani.
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